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VP, Legal, Employment – News & Sports

New York, NY, USA

Warner Bros. Discovery

About the Role

Your New Role

This position provides employment legal support and counseling for P&C and business leaders within Warner Bros Discovery. The role is primarily focused on supporting WBDs news and sports business units and operations and may support other client groups and initiatives within the WBDs global corporate functions and departments. This role works closely with the broader internal employment legal team to provide day-to-day advice and subject matter expertise across the full range of employee relations and other labor and employment issues across the US. In consultation with the international employment legal team, this role manages global initiatives and issues, including agreements for on-air talent and other sophisticated contract matters. This role is the lead employment lawyer for the news and sports business units and manages a team of paralegal and attorney staff, providing day to day management and strategic direction and prioritization. This role interprets the latest employment legislation and case law into practical, straight forward language to deliver workable solutions in a fast paced, dynamic global business environment. Delivers training on key legal matters within client groups.

Your Role Accountabilities

Advice and counseling on labor and employment matters
Analyzes, drafts, negotiates, and reviews a portfolio of several hundred complex executive and on-air talent agreements and provides legal support to WBDs contract administration team.
Management of a team that includes a lawyer, paralegal, and group executive assistant
Support for corporate initiatives and projects as needed and assigned, including restructuring reviews, policies, and harmonization initiatives.
Employment legal support for employment disputes and litigation, including administrative charges and arbitration proceedings
Ad hoc advice on labor relations matters focused on labor relations in a non-union environment.


About the Company

When we say, the stuff dreams are made of, were not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBDs vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating whats next

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

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