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.


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.


  • 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 Inc. 是全球领先的互动娱乐软件公司。 EA 提供适用于联网主机、个人电脑、手机和平板电脑的游戏、内容和在线服务。

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