Chief Counsel

Chief Council-mSpot- Bay Area/Global

Master of own domain -- they will be the senior lawyer managing direct dealings with Labels and publishers and our attorneys; need for solid US and Global experience

-Juris Doctor degree. Admitted to at least one state bar.
-5-7 years of in-house legal experience.
-Strong drafting skills
-A deep understanding of music law, intellectual property law and licensing in the US, global experience a benefit.
-Proven success in collaborating across a global, matrixed business and legal environment.
-Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects.
-Well developed written and verbal communications skills.
-Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business needs.
-Experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, including content licensing agreements, music publishing agreements, Collection Society Agreements, third party vendor agreements, and distribution partnership agreements.
Provide full-service business & legal affairs support for mSpot’s domestic and international operations. Represent, advise and liaise with internal clients, including business intelligence & analytics/reporting, marketing, finance, operations, technical/engineering and sales departments.
• Negotiate and draft a variety of music-related contracts including sound recording, musical composition and public performance licenses, label exclusivity waivers, artist “live” performance/talent agreements, venue agreements, “live stream” production and sponsorship agreements, master recording and musical composition synchronization licenses, original web series production agreements and technical infrastructure agreements, among others.
• Analyze copyright laws and contracts and prepare memoranda which advise and make recommendations to mSpot and mSpot management. Provide advice on deal structures, business strategies and statutory and contractual compliance.
• Collaborate with mSpot and Specific Media in-house attorneys. Liaise with and manage external counsels’ performance of assignments (including conduct of litigation), advice, costs and response times.
• Identify, assess and inform management of legal and commercial risks / benefits. Recommend constructive solutions.

mSpot is a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung. mSpot offers a highly collaborative, hardworking, open environment where you'll work alongside extremely creative and diverse people. The company values people with initiative and energy.

Benefits include:
• salary negotiable
• Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
• 401K matching

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