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Associate Paralegal, PlayStation Studios

$96,600- $145,000/ year
Posted Jun 04
Full Time
On Site
San Mateo, California

Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Associate Paralegal, PlayStation Studios

San Mateo, CA (hybrid) - will require coming into office 2x a week* 

Sony PlayStation is seeking a hardworking Associate Paralegal who wants to work on groundbreaking video game product development, marketing, IP, and entertainment issues as a member of the Legal & Public Policy Team. PlayStation offers the opportunity to work at a technology company with an entertainment focus in a casual environment. A candidate who is a good fit will love technology, cutting-edge legal issues and working closely with a team.



  • Build strong relationships with business clients by partnering with top-tier game development studios and other internal stakeholders to provide legal support under the supervision of attorneys. 
  • Review video game assets, features, packaging and marketing materials for release, conducting intellectual property clearance (copyright, trademark, right of publicity) and reviewing for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, company standards and game rating standards. 
  • Perform trademark and copyright clearance searches. 
  • Assist the business in execution of promotions, including drafting sweepstakes and contest rules and reviewing promotion creative assets for compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 
  • Build and maintain a solid understanding of the video game industry, PlayStation’s portfolio of products and services, and relevant law by keeping up with industry news and attending legal conferences. 



  • 2+ years of experience in intellectual property, technology, marketing/advertising, promotions or entertainment law, in-house or at a law firm. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Paralegal experience. 
  • Ability to assess priorities in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail. 
  • A passion for video games is not required, but nice to have.  

*PlayStation offers a global hybrid office/remote working model — Flex Modes — which aims to combine the flexibility of remote working with the magic of in-person collaboration. The model is built upon the principle of working together in-person as work requires, with the freedom to work remotely otherwise.


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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.
$96,600$145,000 USD


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.