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Senior Counsel, Technology & Privacy

Posted May 24
Full Time
Santa Monica, California

If you are passionate about making movies and television, Skydance is the place for you! Our creative divisions are led by industry veterans that put audience above all else when it comes to our storytelling approach. At Skydance, we embrace visionary artists and cutting-edge technology to create event-level entertainment. With the benefit of powerful distribution partnerships – Paramount Pictures, Tencent, Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, and other top tier studios – our premium content can reach billions of consumers around the world.

Our corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, where we strive to create a collaborative environment, is the center for all our film and television teams. Other departments include production, marketing, business affairs, finance, human resources, and operations. Whether you are a seasoned executive or an assistant just starting out, everyone is valued on the Skydance team!

For information on Skydance’s privacy practices, see the Skydance U.S. Personnel Privacy Notice located at .

Skydance is looking for a Senior Counsel, Technology & Privacy to join the Legal team supporting all divisions at Skydance. The ideal candidate has 6+ years of experience preferably at a top tier law firm or large in-house organization drafting and negotiating technology licenses and media vendor agreements, reviewing and negotiating data privacy agreements, assistance with maintenance and updates of website terms of use and privacy policies for the organization as well as for individual gaming offerings. The ability to identify, assess and resolve information security and data privacy legal issues as part of third-party vendor agreements and related corporate best practices; and has stellar organization skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.

The role will require the ability to apply a commercial, common-sense approach to the work at hand while also maintaining attention to detail, as well as the ability to work independently while also being collaborative in a team environment.



  • Negotiate, draft and manage the Company’s portfolio of software and technology-related vendor and third-party licensing agreements.
  • Draft, manage and maintain terms of use, privacy policies and other guidelines and user-facing documents for the Company’s websites and individual gaming properties.
  • Review and negotiate data protection agreements on behalf of the Company and assist with privacy impact assessments and data mapping.
  • Work across divisions as one of the legal team’s representatives for managing agreement negotiations, collaborating with information security to ensure compliance with policies and procedures for data privacy/information security; and for maintaining a cohesive third party vendor management depository and database from the legal perspective.
  • Serve as the Company’s point person for take-down notices and related enforcement activities against third-parties misappropriating and otherwise violating the Company’s intellectual property.



  • Juris Doctor Degree.
  • Member in good standing of the California bar (or ability to qualify as a Registered In-House Counsel in California) .
  • 6+ years of experience, with at least 4+ years experience at a top tier law firm. In-house experience handling technology transactions is a bonus.
  • Excellent ability to draft for cutting edge legal transactions preferred.
  • Strong project management, time management, and long-term planning skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task in fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, strategic thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently through demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information and interface with all levels of management.
  • Positive attitude and love for technology.

The salary range for this position in Los Angeles is $180,000 – $195,000. The salary offered may vary based on the candidate’s location, qualifications, experience and relevant expertise, among other factors. The range indicated is for base salary only and does not reflect the total compensation package, including bonus, benefits, etc.

We realize that skills and expertise can come from many different experiences and paths, and we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements as written in the job description.


Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.

Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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