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Description: In-House Media General Counsel

Position: In-House

Notes: We have been asked by a trusted partner search firm to help fill a unique in-house opportunity in NYC. The former president of one of the world's top 4 comic book companies is in the early stages of building a comic book media venture. The startup company will be making comic books to sell and market - via digital media and other distribution vehicles. The position requires experience drafting licensing, distribution and merchandising agreements while running the day to day legal functions of the company. You will be looking at all of the company's daily needs, drafting deals while involved in all aspects of the development of the company and the buildup of personnel that will eventually triple in size.

The startup is now made up of 6 people and will require someone committed to rolling up their sleeves and working within the team wherever needed. This is well-funded by a private equity consortium that is committed to a minimum of at least 3 years. While the GC does not necessarily need to come from an IP or Entertainment background, deep knowledge of corporate transactional work within the media sector will weigh heavily on the decision to hire. Must have a deep understanding of technology, digital media, licensing and corporate transactional work. 5-8 years' experience as an Associate or newly minted Partner works best.

Must be sensible and proactive while being entrepreneurial enough to run the shop. Ideal candidate must want to be in on the ground floor of the company. Compensation will be commensurate w/NYC comp level along with a serious long-range bonuses based on the overall measurable success of the company.

This is an immediate hire.

Years Experience: (4 - 8)

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Bar Requirements: New York

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Location: USA - NY - New York

Date Opened: 10/24/2018

Code: 4503746

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I was contacted by Mitch in regards to an in-house opportunity that fit my level of experience and credentials. Mitch promptly followed up with me once I expressed interest. He took the time to answer every last question I had about the type of work the position would entail, the qualities that companies look for when adding additional in-house counsel, and how my current role would translate to this new opportunity. What struck me about Mitch was his total transparency. He did not hide any details, and made sure that I was fully informed about salary information, benefits, etc., so that I knew going in what to expect. I was completely prepared for my interview and knocked it out of the park, in large part to the extensive conversation and emails with Mitch. A few weeks later I was offered, and accepted the job! I would absolutely suggest Mitch to anyone looking to either fill an in-house position, or someone looking to make the transition to in-house or another firm. Thanks again Mitch!
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