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Vice President, Associate General Counsel

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior (5-8 years) - Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Legal
  • $200K - $250K
  • New York City
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You must have 6-10+ years of IP licensing experience in consumer products/entertainment, J.D., NY State law license, fashion/retail industry experience, ability to manage projects and deadlines effectively, and a proven track record of accountability and problem-solving.
  • You'll oversee IP agreements, talent deals, and commercial contracts, supervise legal team, ensure business goals are met ethically, and implement corporate policies.

Requirements

  • 6-10+ years of hands-on complex IP licensing experience at a law firm and/or equivalent in-house experience at a consumer products, fashion, media/entertainment, or technology company
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a valid license to practice law in New York State.
  • Experience in the fashion, retail, entertainment, sports, and/or apparel industries is required. Experience in data / privacy law is a plus but is not required.
  • Proven ability to accept and action instructions concerning both specific assignments and general policies.
  • Demonstrative track record of ownership and accountability for projects, duties, and tasks.
  • Detail-oriented, resourceful, adaptable, flexible, organized, discreet and cost-conscious problem solver who can remain calm and work under pressure.
  • Organizing workflow and deadlines (including advising on priority and project management).

Responsibilities

  • Lead role focused on independently drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and administering license and other agreements relating to IP (with an emphasis on trademarks), talent/endorsement/influencer agreements, amendments, renewals, customs/authorization letters, and a range of related commercial agreements.
  • Supervising other legal team members (e.g., Counsel and/or Senior Counsel) by reviewing work product, ensuring timely delivery of work product, and providing training on internal processes, substantive skills, and soft skills.
  • Enabling Authentic’s business to timely achieve its targets, while respecting the Company’s principles and applicable laws, and assisting in embedding these principles into the Company’s processes and decisions.
  • Implementing and overseeing corporate policies, procedures, and programs.

FAQs

What will be the main focus of the Vice President, Associate General Counsel role?

The main focus of this role will be on licensing for our portfolio of well-known fashion and lifestyle brands.

Who will the Vice President, Associate General Counsel report to?

The Vice President, Associate General Counsel will report to the Deputy General Counsel.

Which teams will the Vice President, Associate General Counsel work closely with in drafting and negotiating key deals?

The Vice President, Associate General Counsel will work closely with Authentic’s Business Development, Brand Management, and M&A teams in drafting and negotiating key deals.

What other internal business units will the Vice President, Associate General Counsel regularly interact with?

The Vice President, Associate General Counsel will regularly interact with Authentic’s IP Department and other internal business units such as Marketing/Communications, Finance, and Operations.

Authentic is a global brand development, marketing and entertainment platform.

Marketing & Advertising
Industry
201-500
Employees
2010
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Authentic Brands Group (Authentic) is a global brand development, marketing and entertainment platform, which owns a portfolio of more than 50 iconic and world-renowned Lifestyle, Entertainment and Media brands. Headquartered in New York City, with offices around the world, Authentic connects strong brands with best-in-class partners and a global network of operators, distributors and retailers to build long-term value in the marketplace. Authentic transforms brands by delivering powerful storytelling, compelling content, innovative business models and immersive experiences. Through the newly formed Authentic Studios, it will leverage this vast portfolio of IP to develop and produce a wide range of film/TV and commercial content. As the owner of a portfolio comprising some of the world’s most influential brands, Authentic is committed to driving positive impact at scale through sustainable initiatives, DE&I programs and purpose-driven partnerships. This sense of responsibility shapes our decision-making, business approach and companywide commitments