Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property

  • Full-time
  • Business Segment: Staff

Company Description

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Job Description

Role Purpose

The Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property will draft, advise on and negotiate innovation and technology transactions for Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Animation and other business units. The role will also assist with IP elements of NBCUniversal’s M&A activities.

Job Duties

  • Assist with drafting and negotiation of agreements for the company’s development and deployment of emerging technologies. Key current areas of focus include advanced VFX and animation technology, VR/AR/MR, AI, web3 and metaverse-related applications
  • Draft and negotiate software licenses and services agreements
  • Provide IP support for acquisitions and equity investments, including assisting with structuring and negotiating IP provisions and conducting IP due diligence
  • Advise business on legal issues associated with new technology prototyping, R&D and joint development activities
  • Work with the team to advise business unit lawyers on IP technology elements of agreements with partners and vendors, and help to devise uniform policies for such elements as appropriate
  • Other matters as needed


Basic Requirements

  • JD or LLM degree from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of the California State Bar, or of another State Bar and willing to register as in-house counsel
  • Minimum of 2 years of law firm or in-house transactional experience including experience with IP technology transactions

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong academic credentials
  • Outstanding analytical, communication and organizational skills, including excellent drafting and negotiation skills
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and resolve legal issues quickly and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to approach complex legal scenarios in a thoughtful and analytic fashion
  • Professional and polished demeanor

Additional Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alterative Resolution Program
  • Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols
  • In select work settings or where jurisdictionally mandated, must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or adhere to enhanced protocols
  • This position has been designated as hybrid, generally contributing from the office a minimum of three days per week
  • This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $100,000-$130,000 (bonus eligible)

Additional Information

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