[Jobs CA & DC] In-House Positions at Dreamworks, Verizon, Spike

I haven’t forgotten about those coveted in-house job listings.  In fact, today I made sure to hit a few with logos that you’d recognize.

Dreamworks – Head of Litigation

Responsible for all Litigation and Technology Licensing matters for DreamWorks Animation to ensure maximum protection of the organization. – Oversee all Litigation matters for the studio working with in-house staff as well as outside counsel. – Consult with DreamWorks Technology leadership and strategic technology partners regarding legal/contractual matters. – Responsible for negotiating technology licensing deals, patents and intellectual property. – Oversee intellectual property, anti-trust, and patent infringement claims. – Involved in strategic production initiatives on an as needed basis.

Qualifications

- Minimum of 5 years experience in Litigation AND Technology Licensing – Experience negotiating technology licensing deals, patents and IP. – Entertainment and copyright experience a plus. Member of California Bar Association and JD from accredited law school. – Strong negotiating, writing and communication skills. – Experience managing staff. – Sense of urgency and responsiveness. – Limited travel.

(See also: this post on LinkedIn)

Verizon Wireless – Regulatory Counsel

Verizon Wireless is seeking a talented attorney to join its Regulatory Law Group within the Legal and External Affairs Department office in Washington, D.C as a counsel. This is a senior position that will represent the Company in federal and state courts, as well as in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, state public utility commissions, and other agencies. This person will also draft and review applications for licenses and other authorizations, pleadings and other documents, and assist internal clients in complying with numerous federal and state regulatory requirements. This position will report to the Deputy General Counsel for Regulatory Law.

(Can we say Android?)

Spike TV – Vice President for the Spike TV Business & Legal Affairs department working on Spike TV original programming transactions concentrating on animation, scripted and alternative development and production matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Multi-task to cover a high volume of deals and work independently.
  • Structure, negotiate and expeditiously close transactions with minimal supervision is an absolute requirement.
  • Structure, draft and negotiate production service agreements, executive producer agreements, co-production agreements, writer agreements, television network license agreements, right acquisition agreements, talent agreements and other types of development and production agreements.
  • Develop and supervise creation of deal structures, parameters and documentation templates and forms.
  • Advise and counsel the client groups on a variety of complex business and legal matters.
  • Liaison with a broad range of MTV Networks departments (Production Management, Labor & Employment, Risk Management, Litigation, Online, Music & Media Licensing and Pre-Broadcast Review) to implement production legal policies and procedures.
  • Liaison with a broad range of Spike TV departments (Ad Sales, Marketing and Promotion, Talent and Special Events, Programming and Spike Digital Entertainment) regarding the exploitation of Spike TV programming.
  • Supervise and assist in rights analysis for Spike TV programming, including underlying ownership issues, participant payments and guild residuals.
  • Maintain relationships with key managers, agencies and attorneys in the entertainment community.

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[Jobs DE, DC, GA, CA] Law Firm Associate and Partner Listings

There’s nothing quite like getting sick when you’re working for yourself. When you can’t get out of bed, well, that’s it. Nothing gets out of bed.

For the lack of recent posts, here are quite a few jobs from around the web.

Morris James

Patent Litigation Attorney – Wilmington, DE – Morris James LLP is seeking lateral partners to grow its Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Corporate Litigation Attorney – Wilmington, DE – Morris James LLP is seeking lateral partners to grow its Corporate/Commercial Practice Group.

Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

Patent Prosecution Attorney or Patent Agent - Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale)An experienced mid-level associate or agent with at least 3.5 years, but no more than 5 years of experience in patent prosecution.  A degree in computer science and industry experience as a software engineer is preferred.  Qualified candidates must have excellent academic credentials, superb communication and writing skills, and be admitted to the USPTO

Eckert Seamans

Litigation Associate – Washington, DC – Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is a national full-service law firm, with multiple offices located throughout the Eastern United States.  The Washington, D.C. office of the firm is seeking an associate with 1 to 3 years of litigation experience.  D.C., VA and/or MD bar admission is required.

Christie Parker & Hale

Electrical Patent Prosecution Associate or Patent Agent – California — Degree in Electrical Engineering, registered to practice with the PTO, and two to five years patent prosecution experience is required. Experience with telecommunications, signal processing, video, television, digital electronics, database technology, and user interfaces. Will prepare and prosecute patent applications, draft opinions, and conduct due diligence investigations.

Biotech Partner – California Degree in Biology, Chemistry or similar field. Experience in biotech patent prosecution and counseling, and portable business required. An advanced degree is preferred for this position.

Keller Heckman

FDA Associate – Washington, DC -  Qualified associate needed to assist on food, food additive, drug and device matters. Experience with FDA rulemaking and regulatory proceedings, or those of other federal agencies (such as EPA, CPSC and FTC) strongly preferred. Strong academic credentials, excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to assume immediate responsibility are required. Ability to relate well with a variety of people is important.

Dennis, Corry, Porter, & Smith

Mid-Level Associate – Atlanta, GA – We have an opening for mid-level associate with 4-6 years litigation experience.  Insurance defense experience is required.  Personal injury defense experience is preferred.

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[CA, CO, DC, IL, MA, NY Jobs] Law Firm Assoc and Partner Listings

Whoa. Can someone please translate my post from yesterday for me? More evidence of why one must always proofread.

And now, the daily job postings:

Here are a few job listings:

Fitch Even

Patent Attorneys – Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Boulder, CO, & San Diego, CA

Washington, DC

* Experienced patent prosecution attorneys

Chicago, IL

* Experienced patent prosecution attorneys, particularly in the technical fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and/or chemistry

Boulder, CO

* Experienced patent attorneys

San Diego, CA

* Experienced patent prosecution attorneys and patent agents in electrical engineering

Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley

Litigation Associate – San Jose, CA

Two to three years of experience in:

* General litigation.

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson

IP Attorney – Chicago, IL

The Chicago office is actively seeking senior level candidates with portable business in all technological areas and trademarks.

IP Litigator – Washington, D.C.

The Washington, DC office is actively seeking senior level candidates with portable business in all technological areas and trademarks.

IP Attorney – Boston, MA

The Boston office is seeking senior level candidates with portable business in all technological areas.

Check in tomorrow for a few more!

We have some big plans for 2010 including the launch of our new job board. The goal is to move our job listings series¹ over there.

Right now, we’re reaching out to legal employers and asking them to join our Beta team. (In less nerdy terms, a team of brave trailblazers who are willing to post their legal positions on our job board. Basically, they post for free during our launch, receive discounts for all eternity, and are pampered with praise and adulation.)

Until we’re ready to fully transition over to the job board, we’ll continue to post jobs that we find here. Hey, we may as well get the firm’s attention, right? Show ‘em the awesome caliber of our readers. :-)

Also, to help keep you updated, we’ll push all job notifications to @RecruiterEsq (a newish account that’s now reserved for site announcements) as well as my personal account @mjsq.

¹ About the (old) job listings series: This series features job posts from around the web.

In this series, RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[Jobs] In-House Positions CNA, HP, Microsoft, PlayStation

For the past few days, I’ve been finalizing the (awesome!) newsletter that goes out tomorrow.  I apologize for the lack of daily updates.  In the meantime, as I head back to the grind, here are some interesting jobs that I found around the web.

CNA has quite a few in-house opportunities for lawyers and paralegals, including Senior Litigation Attorney positions in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  It also includes a VP & Associate General Counsel (securities) position in Chicago.

Hewlett-Packard also has a number of opportunities for legal professionals.  These include a Legal Director for Brazil, Employment Litigation Counsel in Texas (brief description below), and Specialist Legal Counsel in New Jersey.  To easily search for legal positions, click on HP’s job site and click on “Search Jobs in HP” on the left-hand side.

Job Description

Hewlett-Packard Company is seeking an Employment Litigation Manager to join the Legal Department’s Labor & Employment litigation team at our office in Plano, TX.  The attorney will be responsible for managing certain employment litigation, including FLSA and other wage and hour cases.  As Employment Litigation Manager, you will work with outside law firms to determine litigation strategy and manage all aspects of the cases.  In addition, the lawyer occupying the position will be responsible for monitoring and managing the budget for the case, routinely working with in-house paralegals, and advising HP management about the merits and strategy of the litigation.

Microsoft has quite a few legal opportunities, including a number of intellectual property counsel positions, e.g., patent prosecution and intellectual property policy.  However, there are also litigation, transactional, and employment attorney opportunities as well.  Due to the company’s secure recruiting website, I’d recommend searching the site for appropriate positions.  My search included U.S. jobs in the Legal Division.

Finally, Sony PlayStation is also hiring a few lawyers.  (And, if you want my off the record opinion, I think the video game industry is where it’s at!)  These include a Director, Litigation attorney in San Francisco (Job Number 01483), Senior Manager of Corporate Compliance in San Francisco (Job Number 01454), and a Contracts Specialist (Job Number 01494).  Again, it’s easiest to go to the company’s recruiting website and search for legal positions in the Job Field and/or look up by Job Number.

And, with that, I return to my newsletter.  Did I mention you should sign up for it?

This series features job posts from around the web.

RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found. In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.

Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.

Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed. Thank you.

[CA Job] Facebook Seeks Advertising & Privacy Counsel

Yesterday, I posted a job at LinkedIn.  I figured I’d branch out to other social media sites as well to see their search needs for attorneys.

Turns out the social media leader in targeted advertising (opinion, not market researched) is hiring an Advertising and Privacy Counsel to its team in Palo Alto.

Maybe once you are hired at Facebook, you could share with me your opinion on the best privacy settings for my profile?

Here’s the job description teaser, with complete details on Facebook’s website:

Facebook seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as an advertising and privacy counsel in the Product and Regulatory group in Facebook Legal. The position will work closely with the advertising, product, policy, and engineering teams. This is a great opportunity to join a small legal team and work in an exciting, fast-paced environment on a cross-section of fascinating legal issues. This position is located in our Palo Alto, CA offices.

This series posts jobs found around the web.  RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found.  In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.  Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.  Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed.  Thank you.

[CA Job] LinkedIn Director of HR

Finding a job on LinkedIn?  Why not find a job at LinkedIn?

As a former labor and employment attorney, I found this position appealing: Director of Human Resources. Short description included below.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who understands how to develop human capital, instill strong cultural values, and manage dramatic growth across multiple locations. This position will report directly to the VP People Operations.

The Director of HR will possess strong analytical capabilities and be help to drive all the HR efforts across the Company including: policy development, compensation strategy, performance management design, employee relations management, training and development and oversight of benefits. The role will require a business-oriented executive who recognizes changing market dynamics and can effectively innovate and partner across all areas of the organization. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate high creativity within the HR universe and show how they have innovated in a number of key areas such as: M&A, Total Rewards, Performance Management, Coaching, and Talent Development.

This series posts jobs found around the web.  RecruiterEsq posts directly to the link where the job was found.  In addition, RecruiterEsq posts pertinent information here for readers to assess interest.  Please do not apply to jobs directly through RecruiterEsq.  Please e-mail melissa@recruiteresq.com if you would like to post a relevant job in the legal industry and/or would like a job that is posted here to be removed.  Thank you.