NBC Universal: Counsel, Legal Affairs (Universal City, CA)

Company: NBC Universal
Location: Universal City, CA USA – 91608
Job ID: 5643BR
Type/Duration: Full Time/Permanent
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Counsel, Legal Affairs


The Counsel, Legal Affairs will be responsible for handling television production-related legal issues for unscripted (“reality”) television programming for NBCUniversal’s Entertainment and Digital Networks and Integrated Media business (which includes Bravo, Oxygen and Style). NBCUniversal production attorneys advise clients on intellectual property, defamation, privacy, contract, newsgathering, and regulatory issues, as well as other issues arising out of unscripted programming; draft production-related agreements (including indemnity agreements, participant agreements, and appearance releases); and vet rough cuts. This role will also handle claims prior to litigation.



•  Provide timely and thoughtful legal advice on potential risks and issues

•  Partner with NBCU business executives to discuss and implement best practices in reality programming

•  Draft, review, and interpret contracts

•  Create and update all necessary forms

•  Partner with the Legal Affairs team on major projects with long-term business implications

•  Address and respond to any other matters at the direction of the SVP and/or VPs, Legal



•  Member of California bar, or willingness and qualification to be Registered In-House Counsel

•  Minimum three years of entertainment, intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and/or other relevant subject matter expertise

•  Must submit transcript and writing samples



•  Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered (note job#: 5643BR)

•  Willingness to work nights and on weekends as needed with short notice

•  Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation

•  Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

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



•  Highly motivated, highly effective self-starter with strong track record of successful project execution

•  Experience in interacting and communicating with all levels of management

•  Outstanding academic credentials (excellent academic record at top tier law school)

•  Outstanding analytic, communication and organizational skills

•  Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change

•  Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to identify, prioritize and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively

•  Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Visio, MS Project and other related tools.

•  Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities

•  Proven problem solving skills

•  Ability to have a positive influence on all levels of management

•  Ability to develop strong client relationships with multiple business units and their representatives

•  Demonstrated leadership, management & analytical skills required, project-based management experience highly desirable

•  Excellent oral and written communication skills


NBC Universal is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer promoting diversity in the workplace. We invite and encourage response from women, persons of color, veterans and the disabled.