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Counsel, Litigation

Universal City, CA
  • Job Code
    37454BR
Company NBC Universal

Job Title Counsel, Litigation

Jobid 23768-388856

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 37454BR

**Job Title** Counsel, Litigation

**Business Segment** Staff

**Sub-Business** Corporate Legal

**Posting Category** Legal & Business Affairs

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Universal City

**Responsibilities**

Role Purpose

The Litigation Counsel will be a member of NBCUniversal’s in-house Litigation Group, representing the company’s broad portfolio of television, film, and theme park businesses. The Litigation Counsel will be responsible for advising internal business clients, handling disputes, and litigating cases as counsel-of-record (both independently and under supervision of other in-house litigators) and/or in collaboration with outside counsel. The Litigation Counsel will work on a wide range of matters, including general commercial disputes, media litigation (including defamation claims), employment litigation, intellectual property claims (both affirmative and defensive), insurance matters, third-party subpoenas and other matters.



Responsibilities



+ Analyzing claims and formulating litigation and early case resolution strategy

+ Conducting fact investigations and legal research

+ Drafting legal papers, including pleadings, declarations, discovery demands and responses

+ Handling or assisting with court proceedings (including federal and state court appearances), arbitrations, mediations, and depositions

+ Advising business clients and senior management on dispute avoidance and resolution

+ Responding to third-party subpoenas

+ Partnering with outside counsel, as needed

+ Managing and supervising e-discovery

+ Working closely with other in-house litigators and lawyers on a broad variety of litigation and risk issues

**Qualifications/Requirements**

Basic Qualifications



+ JD Degree and California Bar Admission (or willingness to pursue California admission immediately upon hiring)

+ At least 3 years litigation experienceEligibility Requirements

+ Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online through nbcunicareers.com to be considered

+ Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

+ Must be willing to work nights and on weekends as needed with short notice

+ Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

+ Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Characteristics



+ Strong academic record from a top tier law school

+ Strong research and writing skills

+ Strong communication and oral presentation skills

+ Experience at a nationally recognized law firm

+ Experience in media, entertainment and/or intellectual property litigation

+ Experience in interacting and communicating effectively with clients and important stakeholders

+ Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team

+ Ability to work effectively under pressure; managing multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines

+ Excellent negotiating skills

+ Experience and expertise with all forms of alternative dispute resolution

+ Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of litigation including motion practice, case strategy, and handling a case from initiation through trial

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.



Categories

  • Legal

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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