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Director, Litigation (General Liability & Disability Access)

$160,000- $199,999/ year
Posted May 02
Full Time
RemoteLos Angeles, California

Job Summary:

WHO ARE WE?

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company, comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Ticketmaster is the global leader in event ticketing with over 550 million tickets sold annually and more than 12,000 clients worldwide. Live Nation Concerts is the largest provider of live entertainment in the world promoting more than 40,000 shows and 100+ festivals annually for nearly 4,000
artists in over 40 countries. These businesses allow Live Nation Media & Sponsorship to create strategic music marketing programs that connect over 1,000 brands with the 98 million fans that attend Live Nation Entertainment events each year. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

 

WHO ARE YOU?

Passionate and motivated. Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. At Live Nation Entertainment, our people embrace these qualities, so if this sounds like you then please read on! 

 

THE ROLE

Live Nation is seeking a highly qualified and experienced Director of Litigation, General Liability & Disability Access to join our legal team. In this position, you will play a crucial role in overseeing all aspects of Live Nation’s general liability and disability access litigation portfolio.

The Director, Litigation will report directly to the Senior Vice President, Litigation and assist the SVP with day-to-day advice and counsel to the company. This Attorney will act with the highest level of integrity and business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.

 

WHAT THIS ROLE WILL DO

  • Manage all general liability (personal injury and premises liability) and disability access lawsuits, working with outside counsel and in-house claims managers

  • Provide legal advice and counsel to the business on pre-litigation general liability and disability access claims/issues as they arise

  • Manage any customer-related disputes related to personal injury or disability access issues, including escalations from our Customer Service teams, often working directly with Live Nation’s customers to resolve matters as they arise

  • Review legal documents - including complaints, pleadings, motions, and discovery requests/responses - negotiating settlements and drafting settlement agreements

  • Conduct site visits to review programs, plans, and consumer-facing policies for compliance with the ADA at our venues nationwide

  • Develop and deliver training programs on ADA compliance and litigation risk management for relevant stakeholders within the organization

  • Quantify existing legal exposure to the company and identifying future trends in legal exposure, while working with business stakeholders to mitigate that exposure through operational changes

  • Provide general assistance to the Senior Vice President, Litigation and performing other tasks as assigned from time to time by the SVP

 

WHAT THIS PERSON WILL BRING

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school required

  • Admission to the bar in at least one jurisdiction; active license to practice law in the relevant jurisdiction required

  • 5+ years of experience working at a law firm or in-house legal department with a focus on litigation

  • Experience with substantive litigation - including mediation, trials, and appeals - involving bodily injury, premises liability, and/or other types of tort, complex, or specialty cases

  • Expertise in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is required

  • Strong understanding of Title III of the ADA and related civil rights laws

  • Knowledge of and experience working with indemnification issues

  • Experience in successfully managing a large volume of civil litigation matters through to resolution

  • Experience in budgeting litigation matters, managing significant legal spend and reducing litigation costs

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - ability to interface with all levels of the organization and outside counsel

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Experience in working closely with in-house teams and business leaders, including partnering across teams on operational and risk mitigation projects

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines effectively

  • Commitment to maintaining the highest ethical standards and upholding the company’s values

 

BENEFITS & PERKS

Our motto is ‘Taking Care of Our Own’ through 6 pillars of benefits:

  • HEALTH: Medical, Vision and Dental benefits for you and your family, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

  • YOURSELF: Generous paid time off policy including paid holidays, sick time and paid days off for your birthday, Free concert tickets

  • WEALTH: 401(k) program with company match, Stock Program

  • FAMILY: New parent programs & support including caregiver leave and childcare cash, infertility support

  • CAREER: Tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment internal growth and development programs & trainings

  • OTHERS: Volunteer time off, crowdfunding network

 

Live Nation’s policy regarding vaccinations and masking related to a pandemic or other infectious disease control measures, acts of God, health and safety mandates and/or restrictions imposed by applicable local, state or federal governments has evolved over time. Currently, we strongly encourage employees to be fully vaccinated from such infectious diseases for which vaccinations are available. You are expected to follow Live Nation’s health and safety protocols and policies as they change from time to time.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are passionate and committed to our people and go beyond the rhetoric of diversity and inclusion.  You will be working in an inclusive environment and be encouraged to bring your whole self to work.  We will do all that we can to help you successfully balance your work and homelife.  As a growing business we will encourage you to develop your professional and personal aspirations, enjoy new experiences, and learn from the talented people you will be working with.  It’s talent that matters to us and we encourage applications from people irrespective of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status or caring responsibilities.

Live Nation strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and medical care leave or the denial of family and medical care leave, mental or physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, political affiliation, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship, race, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation. 

We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the California Fair Chance Act and consistent with other similar and / or applicable laws in other areas.

We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, Live Nation will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant  consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy in accordance with applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, Live Nation also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a Human Resources Representative to request the opportunity to participate in a timely interactive process.  Live Nation will also provide reasonable religious accommodations on a case by case basis.

 

HIRING PRACTICES
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job

Live Nation recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Live Nation may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

 

The expected compensation for this position in California is:

$160,000.00 USD - $200,000.00 USD

 

**Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the California Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements Law. It is estimated based on what a successful California applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in California or perform the position from California. Similar positions located outside of California will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Live Nation takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the California Law, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.