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Verified Pay $84,500 to $113,300 per year
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Burbank, California

About this job

** This role sits in Burbank, CA and this person will be required to be in the office 4x/ week. **About the Role & Team:

Disney Music Group (DMG) seeks a Senior Paralegal to draft, review and negotiate contracts, and provide general legal and administrative support to DMG with particular emphasis on recorded music, music publishing and concert licensing matters working closely with business and legal affairs counsel.  This includes: drafting legal correspondence and legal documents for attorney review; research, preparing summaries and reports; data entry and maintaining files and databases; researching rights and maintaining rights and other databases, assisting with due diligence related to transactional matters; and assisting the team with other special projects as may be necessary from time to time. DMG houses the Walt Disney Company’s recorded music labels, concert licensing division and music publishing companies and we are looking for a Senior Paralegal to assist the business and legal affairs team that service those enterprises.

What You Will Do:
  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of standard and non-standard music industry agreements, license agreements, photography and artwork agreements, appearance and venue releases, and other legal documents as requested by project attorneys.

  • Prepare legal correspondence at direction of project attorney.

  • Create, organize, manage and maintain library of form agreements, negotiated language and legal memos.

  • Review legal agreements and prepare summaries of rights, obligations and related matters.

  • Track projects and prepare status reports.

  • Research and analyze legal rights and obligations.

  • Review pre-release materials for compliance and suggesting solutions to bring materials into compliance.

  • May be called upon to assist with promotions, sweepstakes and other marketing support in connection with label product releases and events.

  • Respond to legal inquiries; raise and escalate legal issues as necessary.

  • Assist in creation of and maintenance of technological solutions for improved flow of information, including data entry and maintenance of databases. 

  • Coordinate follow-up, execution and distribution of approved documents.

  • Compare and proofread agreements and related materials.

  • Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned or requested.

  • Assist in department trainings and legal presentations.

  • Such additional, alternative, removed or changed responsibilities as may be directed from time-to-time by a supervisor, without advance notice.

Required Qualifications & Skills:
  • Experience with record labels, music publishing companies and the multi-media content production and distribution industry or the law firms and agencies representing same preferred.

  • Paralegal Certification required and/or meet the qualifications to work as a Paralegal set forth by the American Bar Association and any applicable State codes

  • Experience in a law firm or media company preferred. 

  • Non-attorney candidates preferred.

  • Minimum 3 yrs of relevant experience.

  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.  Familiarity with document and rights management systems a plus.

  • Fluent in English.  Other language fluency may be a plus.

Specific Skills:

  • Interact well with all levels of personnel with ability to communicate clearly.

  • Must be willing to take “ownership” of projects and think proactively.

  • Must have the ability to be flexible in all work situations.

  • Excellent written, verbal, research, analytical and organizational skills.

  • Must be detail oriented, with accurate input and proofing skills.

  • Must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced, demanding environment while effectively meeting deadlines.

  • Operational and organization awareness.

  • Self starter with ability to multi-task, excellent work ethic, judgment and commitment to managing assignments and confidential information with professionalism and integrity.

Required Education:

A Bachelor’s Degree and/or qualifications to be a paralegal by certification or education and work experience as set forth by the American Bar Association and any applicable state codes

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The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $84,500 to $113,300 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.