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Senior Legal Counsel, Football Licensing

Multiple Locations: Pasadena, CA, USA • Seattle, WA, USA • Vancouver, BC, Canada • Toronto, ON, Canada • Orlando, FL, USA • Chicago, IL, USA • Austin, TX, USA • Dallas, TX, USA • Texas, USA • Illinois, USA • Georgia, USA

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Requisition Number: 174542

Position Title: Attorney 3

External Description:

Senior Legal Counsel, Football Licensing

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 experienced 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 attorney with at least 6 years of experience to join us as Senior Legal Counsel, Football Licensing, to be the primary legal contact for EA Business Affairs inbound football (soccer) content licensing. You will lead the licensing of partnerships with global football leagues and clubs, such as Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Major League Soccer and many others.

You will report to the Head of Legal for Competitive Gaming & Entertainment and can be based in Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Orlando, FL; Vancouver, BC; or Toronto, ON. We are flexible as to which EA office you work from, and we will consider fully remote for the right candidate.

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Legal Counsel role is an important member of the team supporting some of EA's most loved products. These inbound licensing deals are sophisticated transactions that are important to EA's success to bring third-party intellectual property to life in video games.

We are looking for candidates with experience supporting commercial and corporate matters. You will:

  • Provide comprehensive legal support to the negotiating, structuring, drafting of inbound licensing of the intellectual property of sports leagues and teams, player associations, and global entertainment properties;
  • Review, draft and negotiate different types of contracts, including event management agreements, talent agreements, production services agreements, waivers, sponsorship agreements, media distribution agreements, consulting agreements, marketing agreements, and master services agreements;
  • Provide commercial transactional support for the Business Affairs team and guidance regarding the interpretation of different commercial agreements;
  • Advise with legally-sound, efficient, practical and impactful work product on a wide-range of legal issues related to inbound content licenses;
  • Partner with and engage internal and external resources to get additional or deeper advice on specific legal issues; and
  • Provide creative solution to the business and resolve issues in creative and practical ways. Work on multiple topics and provide with solutions, taking in consideration the business and legal context and needs. Evaluate and take appropriate business risks.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. (or local equivalent) and lawyer in good standing in applicable jurisdiction.
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience, with both in-house and top-tier law firm experience. Experience in football, sports, entertainment, or video games.
  • Experience with complex intellectual property licensing.
  • Drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Comfortable and adept at supporting an evolving business, balancing legal risk and thinking creatively to propel the business forward and promote smart decisions.

 

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create 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 creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

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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: 2022-07-06 18:08:25.763

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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