Full Time Job

Executive Counsel, Web3 Legal and Business Affairs


Los Angeles, CA 5 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the leading entertainment and sports agency, with global expertise in filmed and live entertainment, digital media, publishing, sponsorship sales and endorsements, media finance, consumer investing, fashion, trademark licensing, and philanthropy. Distinguished by its culture of collaboration and exceptional client service, CAA's diverse workforce identifies, innovates, and amplifies opportunities for the people and organizations that shape culture and inspire the world. The trailblazer of the agency business, CAA was the first to build a sports business, create an investment bank, launch a venture fund, found technology start-up companies, establish a philanthropic arm, build a business in China, and form a brand marketing services division, among other innovations. Named Most Valuable Sports Agency by Forbes for eight consecutive years, CAA represents more than 2,000 of the world's top athletes in football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, in addition to coaches, on-air broadcasters, and sports personalities and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, social impact, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Founded in 1975, CAA is headquartered in Los Angeles, and has offices in New York, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Miami, London, Munich, Geneva, Stockholm, Shanghai, and Beijing, among other locations globally.

Business Affairs Role:
• Manages legal business matters pertaining to the Web3 + Metaverse organization
• Reviews and negotiates agreements for traditional (entertainment, music, sports) clients and web3-endemic clients
• Review and negotiate agreements for NFT, web3, Metaverse deals
• Provides legal counsel and guidance to agents, clients, managers and other reps for NFT, web3, crypto, Metaverse matters
• Develop strong relationships with, and earns the confidence of, agents, managers, attorneys, as well as business affairs executives at ''buyer'' companies
• Shows initiative in staying current with the rapidly changing business environment and new platforms/technology/buyers
• Demonstrates he/she is a committed team player and eagerly shares information and insights with the rest of the group
• Anticipate and identify potential legal problems arising from Web3 and assist in developing strategies to avoid litigation and reduce potential areas of risk

Legal Role:
• Partner with Chief Legal Officer and legal team in addressing emerging IP and legal standards issues as they relate to web3

Qualifications and experience required:
• Strong academic background from top-tier law school and undergraduate institution preferred.
• 2+ years of legal experience; 1+ years of Web3NFT/blockchain experience
• Authorized to work in the United States; Admitted to the California Bar.
• Experience at top law firm and/or in-house legal department in [IP, blockchain] law and related transactions.
• Entertainment industry-specific experience preferred.
• Excellent communication (written and oral), drafting and negotiation skills.
• Ability to adapt to changing business requirements.
• Ability to provide high-quality work product in a timely manner to meet demands of the organization and to effectively and efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Upbeat temperament, dynamic personality and highly team-oriented approach to work.
• Demonstrates experience and competence in a wide variety of IP, media + entertainment transactional matters and how Web3 plays into each of these areas.
• Strong work ethic.
• Strong attention to detail, organization and best practices
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Adobe Acrobat.

CAA maintains a fully-vaccinated environment, for the safety and health of employees and guests, to the extent allowed by local law. Where permitted, all CAA employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any waiting periods) and provide approved documentation when: 1) working in or visiting any CAA office; 2) attending any CAA company events, whether in the office or not; or 3) meeting with clients at any location. CAA also expects that all employees will take responsibility for maintaining optimal vaccine levels; for instance, this may include receiving boosters for which they are eligible. If you are unable to get a vaccine due to a medical condition, disability, or a religious belief, CAA will consider your accommodation request. The Company's policies in this regard may be updated from time to time, as pandemic/endemic conditions and local laws evolve.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g62we0-3-229-124-74-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. We represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content.