Counsel, Legal

Blizzard EntertainmentIrvine, CaliforniaFull TimeRemote

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Job Title:

Counsel, Legal

Job Description:

At Blizzard Entertainment we are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever, driven by our core values and passion, Blizzard creates worlds with the focus to entertain the universe. Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced, motivated, and highly organized lawyer to join our in-house legal team as a close, trusted business partner, providing advice on a wide variety of legal issues.

Covid-19 Hiring Update: 

We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time.  This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. 

At Blizzard Entertainment we are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever, driven by our core values and passion, Blizzard creates worlds with the focus to entertain the universe. Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced, motivated, and highly organized lawyer to join our in-house legal team as a close, trusted business partner, providing advice on a wide variety of legal issues.

What You’ll Do

    • Review, negotiate and draft a wide variety of commercial agreements, including SaaS transactions and software licenses, intellectual property agreements, content development and acquisition agreements, and professional services agreements
    • Assess legal risk and advise on legal issues and risks for game, platform, publishing, informational technology, and other teams across the business
    • Work closely with and provide legal guidance to the business teams supporting them in developing business strategies
    • Respond promptly to a wide range of legal requests from across the business
    • Collaborate with international legal colleagues to provide global guidance on diverse legal issues


Requirements

      • Juris Doctorate and admission to California State Bar in good standing or admission to another State Bar and willingness and qualifications to be “Registered In-House Counsel”
      • 4-7 years experience as a practicing lawyer at a reputable firm and/or in-house department
      • Extensive experience and knowledge in drafting and negotiating technology transactions and other commercial agreements
      • Strategic and creative thinking, exercising excellent, balanced and practical business judgment
      • Outstanding written and oral communications, with the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues across the business
      • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
      • Attention to detail
      • Common sense, good judgment and desire to work hard in a fast-paced environment
      • Team player and ability to independently handle multiple, diverse projects simultaneously and under deadlines
      • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify legal risks and creative solutions
      • Capacity to understand Blizzard’s games, business and strategy and apply it to proactively managing legal risks
      • Ability to thrive in a dynamic industry and where there is ambiguity and flex in the business and legal environment
      • Strong ethics and influencing skills

Advantages

    • Top law firm experience in an IP and technology transactions practice
    • Experience in a games, entertainment or media company
    • An understanding of and interest in technology
    • A passion for video games

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