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HBO Associate Counsel

 SUMMARY OF POSITION

We are seeking an experienced attorney for an Associate Counsel position in the Original Programming group of HBO’s legal department.  Responsible for negotiating and drafting all types of production and license agreements with respect to documentaries, sports, comedy, music and children’s programming, as well as vetting the content of  such programming and related marketing material for legal issues.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Negotiate and draft agreements to produce and/or license documentaries, sports, comedy, music and children’s programming for exhibition on HBO’s services.

  • Perform pre-air legal review of such original programming and related marketing materials.

  • Advise on a wide variety of legal issues (including copyright, defamation, right of privacy and right of publicity) that may arise in connection with the production, licensing and exhibition of such original programming and related marketing materials.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • JD required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as an attorney at a law firm. 

  • Expertise in contract law is required. Must be able to prepare, negotiate, and interpret complex agreements and other legal documents.  Excellent drafting skills are essential.

  • Knowledge of copyright, defamation, right of privacy and right of publicity law is helpful, but not required.

  • Must be able to counsel production, marketing and business colleagues and make sound, analytical decisions.

  • Must be able to communicate succinctly in writing and draft correspondence relating to business and legal matters.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, combining a professional demeanor with a sense of humor.

  • Must be able to multi-task, prioritize and schedule work effectively and efficiently.