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Senior Associate - Entertainment & Media, Media & IP Disputes

Reed Smith LLP
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20 Sep 2021

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UK Job Description DescriptionWe are seeking a senior associate to join the growing Entertainment & Media in London. The team acts as a trusted advisor in all aspects of the, including film, television, games, advertising and marketing, music and sport.

Headed Up By Gregor Pryor (London) AndSteve Sessa (Century City), The Team Is Consistently Rated As a Tier 1 Adviser In a Variety Of Areas With Several Independent Legal Directories, Including
  • Media & Entertainment: Gaming, Social Media & Interactive Content (Chambers UK)
  • Media and Entertainment (The Legal 500 UK)
  • Media Finance (The Legal 500 UK)
  • Media, Technology and Telecoms: Marketing and Advertising (The Legal 500 US)
The "commercially astute" and "extremely efficient and knowledgeable" lawyers handle a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters. The successful candidate will have a particular interest in the sector, based on a broader foundation in intellectual property. Previous experience may include work in the entertainment and media sector, or other experience of , copyright, trademarks, contract, privacy, breach of confidence and defamation.The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake both contentious and non-contentious work.

The team advises a wide range of household names and prestigious clients , including broadcasters, video platforms , television and film producers, social media companies, record labels, games publishers and studios, retailers, luxury fashion brands, world-famous celebrities and financial institutions.

This role will suit an ambitious , experienced lawyer who is seeking increased responsibility and the opportunity to work closely with partners and clients on a daily basis. We are particularly looking for a lawyer who enjoys working in close-knit teams

The FirmReed Smith is a global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in 30 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States . Operating as one global partnership, we represent leading international businesses, from FTSE corporations mid-market and emerging enterprises; advising clients on cross border transactions, international commercial disputes and regulation. We specialise in industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, shipping and real estate.

We all share a common culture, with core values supporting the firm's commitment to add value, achieve excellence, and promote professional development. London is our largest office with approximately 600 people, including over 350 fee earners across the full range of commercial practice areas.

Consistent with the firm's strategy, the office has grown significantly over the past five years. Key to this growth has been our ability to successfully integrate new hires into our business and give them a platform to flourish. We place a huge significance on listening to our people and incorporating their ideas wherever possible.

Key Skills, Attributes And Experience
  • A senior level lawyer
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of commercial awareness
  • Excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • Highly enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Experience in both non-contentious and contentious work is preferred
  • The ability to interact and build relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually
  • Desire to be proactively involved in business development and marketing with a view
  • To handling networking and client contact from the outset
  • Commitment to excellent client service
At Reed Smith, we welcome direct applications either in response to one of our advertised vacancies or on a speculative basis. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your details and we will be in touch.

No search firms/agencies please.

Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities or long-term health conditions. If you have a disability or a long-term health condition and require adjustments to be made for you within the recruitment process, please contact a member of the Recruitment team. For more information on our approach to diversity and inclusion please visit our website .
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