Corporate Counsel

Mood Media Corporation  Austin, TX

Posted: January 11, 2017 | Job Type: Full Time

The Corporate Counsel to Mood will help ensure timely, knowledgeable, economically efficient and high quality legal support for Mood’s business, with a primary focus on commercial transactions for the sale, lease and distribution of Mood’s products and services. Corporate Counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts and supervises the legal staff as assigned. Corporate Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives and will perform other legal responsibilities as may be requested by Mood’s Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•Review and draft commercial agreements as well as provide feedback and counsel to internal clients including the VP of Legal & Business Affairs, executives, managers, and account executives

•Strategically negotiate commercial agreements with clients, vendors, strategic partners, and landlords

•Suggest alternative language during negotiations and provide creative solutions while achieving business goals and minimizing risks

•Provide legal advice on contract interpretation to key Mood employees

•Train internal clients about contract issues and language and negotiating techniques

•Respond to varied legal questions from human resources, music licensing, sales, operations and other teams

•Manage litigation

•Coordinate with Mood’s Risk Manager and support Mood’s risk management needs as needed

•Manage Business Affairs department staff as well as outside attorneys that may be retained on various projects

•Maintain current knowledge of applicable legislation and continually research legal issues impacting the Company and best practices

•Resolve disputes as they may arise

•Identify proactive solutions that will mitigate or eliminate risks

•Provide accurate and timely legal guidance to the executive staff on all matters that affect the company including commercial partnerships, vendor agreements, labor and employment law, and media rights

•All other duties as required or assigned

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a FLSA exempt full-time position. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand but generally duties occur during business hours.

Travel

Some travel may be required periodically to support the business

Required Education and Experience

Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

Admitted and in good standing with North Carolina, South Carolina or Texas Bar

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a corporate environment or law firm

Experience with providing legal advice through effective use of legal writing

Preferred Education and Experience

Experience with copyright licensing

Experience managing and supervising support staff in a corporation

Experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources

Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors

Familiarity and understanding of publically traded company practices and policies

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