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Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Business Affairs

Company: The Pok--mon Company International
Location: Renton
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Get to know The Pok--mon Company International
The Pok--mon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pok--mon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pok--mon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pok--mon website. Pok--mon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
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Get to know the role
Job Title: -Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Business Affairs
Job Summary: The Legal department at The Pokemon Company International is looking for an attorney with strong business affairs and entertainment licensing experience to support Pok--mon's expanding linear media business. This person will partner closely with Pok--mon's media production, media sales, and music administration teams to lead strategic licensing negotiations, provide day-to-day support for in-house content production projects, and advise internal clients regarding general business and contract issues, as well as copyright, technology, regulatory and related matters.
FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
People Manager: No
What you'll do

  • Lead negotiations for outbound licensing of Pokemon animated films and series with domestic and international broadcast and video-on-demand (VOD) partners.
  • Serve as primary production counsel to The Pokemon Company International's (TPCi) in-house media production team.
  • Partner with the Associate General Counsel (AGC) and international business development team to support global media initiatives.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of entertainment production and licensing agreements.
  • Work closely with TPCi's music administration and Intellectual Property (IP) Clearance teams to holistically advise on IP rights and licensing strategy.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of contract templates, policies, and playbooks for in-house media production. - - - - -

    What you'll bring

    • Five (5) to seven (7) years of related professional experience.
    • J.D. or equivalent degree and bar license in good standing.
    • Exceptional drafting, negotiation, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills.
    • Working knowledge of talent relations, and guild/ union regulations.
    • Demonstrable experience innovating new processes to streamline operations and increase efficiency, transparency, and comprehension between client teams and legal.
    • In-house legal team experience with a company in the entertainment industry preferred (interactive entertainment experience and plus)
    • Experience working with multinational corporations and/or client and possessing a strong ability to facilitate cross-cultural communications.
    • D. or equivalent degree and bar license in good standing with the ability to practice law in Washington State.

      How you'll be successful

      • Passion for Pok--mon: Develops an understanding of the Pok--mon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
      • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities. -
      • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
      • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve. -
      • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a "team first" mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals. -
      • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pok--mon experience.

        What to expect

        • An employee first culture
        • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pok--mon
        • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
        • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
        • Generous paid family leave
        • Employer-paid life insurance
        • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
        • Fitness reimbursement
        • Commuter benefit
        • LinkedIn learning
        • Comprehensive relocation package
        • Hybrid work environment

          The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.
          Internal Job Code: LG.ATMF.P3
          Internal Job Profile: Legal Counsel (IC3)
          #LI-MK1 #LI-Hybrid

Keywords: The Pok--mon Company International, Renton , Corporate Counsel, Commercial and Business Affairs, Legal , Renton, Washington

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