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Senior Paralegal, Publisher Relations and Competitive Gaming, San Mateo, CA

Love video games, entertainment, and technology legal issues?! Interested in advising our publishing, developer support and e-sports teams on the cutting-edge legal issues involved with video game publishing?! If so, we’re looking for you, a legal expert with transactional experience to join the Sony PlayStation team.

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC has an excellent opportunity for a highly-motivated Senior Paralegal to partner with and support attorneys by performing transactional work for the video game publishing and developer support teams, as well as the e-sports team. This is a truly great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting-edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate various types of agreements under the supervision of attorneys, including consulting agreements, nondisclosure agreements, development and publishing agreements, vendor agreements, software license agreements, event agreements

  • Review game content for release on various platforms

  • Review and draft agreements relating to e-sports, including tournament rules and promotions

  • Draft template agreements related to video game publishing, including click wrap agreements

  • Collaborate and develop relationships with internal business teams and third parties to gather and synthesize information for agreements

  • Manage special project work

Preferred Experience / Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year university or equivalent

  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience, preferably with some experience in the video game, technology, or entertainment industry

  • Good understanding of intellectual property law, in particular copyright and trademark law

  • Team player, with strong communication, organizational, and drafting skills

  • Detail-oriented and able to accommodate deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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