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Counsel, Talent Legal Affairs

New York, NY, USA

NBC Universal

About the Role

Job Description

The Counsel, Talent Legal Affairs – News and Sports Programming, will draft and negotiate personal services contracts for on-air and off-air News and Sports talent and executives, and provide legal counsel to business leaders, Human Resources, and management executives on talent contract-related matters.


Draft and negotiate employment and related contracts for on-air talent and off-air talent for NBC Sports, Golf Channel, NBCUniversal News Group (NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC), Telemundo and NBCUniversal owned and operated television stations.
Draft and negotiate executive employment agreements across various NBCUniversal business divisions.
Draft and negotiate other talent and employment related agreements, including separation agreements, consulting agreements, and other commercial arrangements.
Negotiate with outside agents and lawyers in connection with talent contracts and related issues.
Advise business leaders and human resources on talent and executive contract-related issues.
Coordinate with employment lawyers on any relevant employment law issues including in connection with reductions in force, employment policies, disabilities and leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, wage-and-hour issues, and employment-related aspects of corporate transactions.
Represent NBCUniversal, working with other NBCUniversal attorneys and outside counsel as appropriate, with respect to negotiation of disputes, mediation and litigation of talent and employment contract related claims.
Monitor federal, state, and local legislative developments and advise on compliance with same.
Create and deliver management and employee training programs, including negotiation strategies and practices.
Partner with Labor Relations on various matters involving union represented employees.


About the Company

Join our NBCUniversal EPIC Legal Team! EPIC symbolizes the key foundational principles necessary for continued success as we strive to be extraordinary partners to the business in an evolving environment. Here at NBCU Legal, we are Expert Partners who provide Inspiring and Creative solutions to our clients. We are subject-matter experts, who collaborate with our legal colleagues and clients to guide, solve and push for our collective success. We inspire by bringing optimism and positivity to our work and apply strategic and innovative thinking to overcome the obstacles facing our businesses.

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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