Vice President, Content and Production Counsel

Position is responsible for providing legal counsel in the areas of pre-broadcast/pre-publication review; intellectual property; First Amendment; causes of action common in entertainment and media industry cases, including privacy, defamation; to perform legal analysis, risk assessment, issue spotting, and ongoing support of A+E Networks. Position reports to and supports the VP & Associate General Counsel as part of the Content, Production & Risk team, and will manage junior team members as needed.


Pre-Broadcast and Production Counseling:
Support Content, Production & Risk team in advising network and studio executives on legal risk and viability of scripted and unscripted program concepts, program content and marketing campaigns, working closely with creative teams to find solutions to legal and other impediments.

Production Risk Management:
Work closely with third-party production companies and vendors to manage all areas of production risk, including COVID and safety guidelines; review and manage all casting diligence; help manage insurance claims and resolve coverage issues. 
IP and Litigation Advice and Support:
Provide support to Intellectual Property and Litigation teams with legal analysis, claims assessments and practical support in all areas, including enforcement of IP rights and defense claims. Assess fair use risk and advise on rights issues.
General Legal Advice:
Analyze legal and other risk factors and counsel clients in connection with longer-range projects and urgent and emergency matters where legal, reputational, or safety and security risks need to be evaluated.