• Attorney

    Locations US-CA-Hollywood
    Paramount Pictures
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Job Summary 

    This position is responsible for managing the Content Protection program at Paramount Pictures on a day-to-day basis. 


    Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

    • Play a central role in developing, refining, and implementing studio’s content protection strategy, policies, practices, and processes, including but not limited to all activities related to the studio’s anti-piracy program.
    • Advise studio executives and filmmakers on issues of content protection and security.
    • Research and analyze complex questions regarding distribution and enforcement rights, as well as attendant contractual obligations, for motion picture and television projects.
    • Advise business units on content protection and technical issues affecting their business deals.
    • Coordinate content protection efforts across all divisions of the studio and with colleagues in other divisions of Viacom.
    • Represent Paramount’s interests in connection with content-protection related litigations, including amicus and other policy-related filings on sophisticated issues of copyright, right of publicity, trademark, and defamation.
    • Serve as Paramount’s primary representative with respect to anti-piracy activities, and other content protection-related efforts, with third parties, including other rights holders and distributors, Internet-related intermediaries, law enforcement, policy makers, vendors, trade associations, and public interest groups.
    • Provide intellectual property-related advice and counsel.
    • Oversee the management and resolution of intellectual property-related legal claims and litigations, including coordination of factual research, development of legal positions and strategy, preparation of discovery responses and collection of responsive documents, working with outside counsel, in-house legal colleagues, and across business units as necessary.
    • Protect and enforce the studio’s trademarks and copyrights, including by drafting cease and desist letters, engaging in follow up negotiations, and coordinating with anti-piracy vendors.
    • Prepare and review powers of attorney and similar authorizations related to content protection efforts.


    Basic Qualifications

    Basic qualifications:

    • BA/BS and JD
    • License to practice law in California (as Member of California State Bar or as California Registered In-House Counsel)
    • Minimum five (5) years prior experience with intellectual property law and litigation

    Additional Qualifications

    Desired Skills:

    • Prior intellectual property-related experience in the film and/or television industries
    • Extensive experience with copyright and trademark issues, particularly in the litigation and pre-litigation context
    • Facility working with digital platforms and technologies, including those related to the creation and distribution of film and television content
    • Team player with superior interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Ability to exercise sound commercial and legal judgment, ability to handle multiple matters simultaneously and independently
    • Proven negotiation skills
    • Proven ability to develop an intellectual property strategy
    • Motivated, focused, and well-organized with a demonstrated ability to work under tight time pressures


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