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Legal Counsel, UFT – Ubisoft – San Francisco, CA


Company: Ubisoft

Address: San Francisco, CA


  • Full Time

Ubisoft

Company Description

Ubisoft is composed of over 18,000 talented people located in 55+ development studios and offices across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.

Home to the North American Ubisoft headquarters since 1996, Ubisoft San Francisco opened its development studio in 2009 and since developed Rocksmith® and Rocksmith 2014, to teach millions of people how to play guitar and bass. With a song library of over 1,500 songs and 9 years of support the Rocksmith franchise helped millions of players around the world on their musical journey. In 2017, the studio released the critically acclaimed South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™, in collaboration with Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and South Park Digital Studios. The studio is currently working on two unannounced projects.

Ubisoft’s worldwide network of video game development studios and business offices work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin’s Creed®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege®, Tom Clancy’s The Division®, For Honor®, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more. Ubisoft is a global leader in the video games and entertainment software industry.

Ubisoft is committed to enriching player’s lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.

Take entertainment to the next level. Join us and create the unknown.

Job Description

Ubisoft Film and Television is looking to add to its legal team an attorney with film and/or television expertise to focus on negotiating, drafting, and closing a variety of agreements for its development and production team. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working at a film and/or television production company, a major film and/or television studio or network, and/or an entertainment law firm negotiating and drafting agreements in connection with the development and production of film and TV projects, negotiating and drafting rights and IP license agreements, and production legal experience. This role will act as legal affairs counsel, is based in Los Angeles, and reports to Ubisoft’s Senior Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Responsible for reviewing, drafting, and negotiating agreements for the development, production, and distribution of UFT’s film and television projects
  • Assist in establishing policies and practices, developing and implementing legal guidelines
  • Work closely with and provide strategic and practical advice to a variety of Ubisoft’s business teams, both within UFT and across Ubisoft globally
  • Advise on a wide range of legal issues, with a focus on media/content rights and intellectual property
  • Remain current on relevant industry standards, laws, and regulations
  • Collaborate with other legal team members, and cross functional stakeholders, to support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes
Qualifications

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • JD degree from an accredited law school, and a member of the California State Bar.
  • 4+ years of total legal experience
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, either in-house and/or at a law firm, with a focus on media and intellectual property laws
  • Experience working on multiple different projects simultaneously
  • Experience building consensus across cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience providing in-house support and managing outside counsel
  • Comfortable and adept at balancing legal risk and thinking creatively to affect business needs
  • Familiarity with guild rules and production legal experience is preferred
  • Team oriented with excellent judgment and a sense of humor
Additional Information

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Employer HSA contribution (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
  • 401k match
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • Fitness, physical, and eSports challenge reimbursements
  • Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
  • Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
  • Generous discount on new Ubisoft games

Ubisoft is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.

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