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Legal Counsel (Publishing, Marketing, and General Commercial Support)

Multiple Locations: Marina del Rey, California, United States • Los Angeles, California, United States • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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Requisition Number: 172903

Position Title: Attorney 2

External Description:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

We are looking for an accomplished, practical, and well-rounded Legal Counsel to serve as the primary  legal partner responsible for supporting transactions for a diverse group of businesses within EA some of which include: (i) EA Partners and EA Originals, programs under which EA funds the development of games, usually from smaller independent game studios, which EA then publishes, (ii) Commercial Brand Partnerships, supporting sale of advertising inventory within our games to direct buyers or developing sponsorships with brand partners for in-game content, and (iii) Marcom Production, which creates marketing assets for our game titles, such as game trailers.  You will report to the Senior Commercial Counsel Lead and may be based in our EA offices located at Austin, Texas; Seattle, Washington; or Los Angeles, California. (Note: we are flexible on location and will also consider fully remote work.)

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of publishing, marketing and technology agreements, including inbound and outbound software licenses, SaaS agreements, services agreements (including agreements for the services of creative agencies), sponsorship agreements, data protection agreements, insertion orders, among others.
  • Work with legal colleagues to develop and maintain policies, contract templates, training, and guidelines to ensure legal compliance and operational efficiency.
  • Provide legal advice on a wide range of legal transactional matters in the areas of technology development, licensing, services, and marketing.
  • Develop creative solutions to support business needs and objectives while mitigating risk.

Qualifications

  • B.A/B.S., J.D. degrees and State Bar membership with 5-7 years of experience with a law firm providing services for technology clients, relevant in-house experience with companies in the technology industry, or both.
  • Significant knowledge and experience with the negotiation and preparation of a wide range of sophisticated commercial, marketing, and technology agreements, including experience with data protection and data security agreements.
  • Experience in the sports, entertainment, or games industry a plus, though not required.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional business and legal teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to establish strong working relationships with business owners.
  • Ability to work independently to manage entire contract process from initial contact, through negotiation, to execution.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of work with minimal guidance, with the ability to multi-task, assess business and legal risk in a focused and efficient manner, and prioritize workload efficiently and effectively.

As part of our hiring process, we may ask candidates to answer written questionnaires, demonstrate the ability to spot relevant issues, or provide writing samples.

We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, of course, free video games and more!

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2022-04-09 00:28:35.657

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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