Legal Assistant, Business Affairs
This is a great opportunity for a college graduate wanting to gain legal work experience before deciding on law school.
Who We Are:
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher, and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. For more than 25 years, our development teams have created some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful entertainment experiences, captivating and engaging audiences around the world. We are incredibly proud of our ability to deliver consistently the highest-quality titles, as well as our colleagues who help to create our unique culture and work environment that is inclusive, diverse, and dynamic.
While our offices are casual and inviting, we are deeply committed to our core tenets of creativity, innovation and efficiency, and individual and team development opportunities. Our industry and business are continually evolving and fast-paced, providing numerous opportunities to learn and hone your skills. We work hard, but we also like to have fun, and believe that we provide a great place to come to work each day to pursue your passions.
The selected candidate will serve as a Legal Assistant in the Take-Two offices in New York City supporting several Business Affairs attorneys, with a focus on contract management. Candidate must possess critical thinking skills and strong business acumen, and be extremely organized, great at multi-tasking, proactive and able to engage in complex work, including drafting and reviewing legal agreements and creating databases of contractual terms and provisions. The selected candidate will also provide day-to-day administrative and paralegal services at a dynamic entertainment company.
What You’ll Take On:
- Provide support to Business Affairs attorneys who handle matters related to the development, production, marketing, distribution and licensing of videogames as well as other corporate matters.
- Structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of legal agreements.
- Administer the contract tracking, approval and execution process.
- Prepare contract summaries and internal reports.
- Counsel our in-house client business teams and keep them informed of the contracting process.
- Plan and implement initiatives to build databases of contractual terms to bring a data-driven approach to contract management and to support strategic decision making.
- Analyze deals within a matrix of rights held by third parties, such as content distributors, hardware manufacturers, sports leagues, record labels, music publishers, actors and other talent, technology licensors, software developers, entertainment companies, advertising agencies, ancillary merchandise vendors, data analytics providers, information technology vendors and similar entities.
- Assist attorneys with research via the Internet and other means and report research findings.
- Update attorneys on the status of various issues and projects to ensure attorneys are kept informed of new developments.
- Perform clerical activities: maintain files; photocopy, fax, mail, and messenger documents and correspondence; process and track expense report submissions; and make arrangements for meetings and travel.
- Serve as part of the Legal team helping Take-Two’s publishing labels create the most innovative and creative products in the most efficient way possible.
What You Bring:
- College degree.
- Strong academic background and excellent critical thinking skills.
- Experience in or desire to learn about the legal field. This opportunity can be a great path for those candidates considering applying to law school.
- Ability to perform data analytics tasks that require accuracy and strong organizational skills.
- Eager and quick to learn new complex subject matters.
- Must possess common sense, patience, good humor, and a commitment to teamwork.
- Strong administrative problem-solving skills and time management skills.
- Excellent attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills and thorough follow-up.
- Takes ownership of projects, shows initiative and commitment to drive matters to completion.
- Team-player who can multi-task and work well under pressure, with constantly changing priorities.
- Professionally interface with all levels of the organization, clients and vendors.
- Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the videogame industry.
- Must be Internet savvy, computer proficient and able to quickly learn new software applications.
- Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
What We Offer You:
- Great Company Culture. Ranked as one of the most creative and innovative places to work, creativity, innovation, efficiency, diversity and philanthropy are among the core tenets of our organization and are integral drivers of our continued success.
- Growth: As a global entertainment company, we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, to be inquisitive and collaborative and to grow within and around the company.
- Work Hard, Play Hard. Our employees bond, blow-off steam, and flex some creative muscles – through corporate boot camp classes, company parties, game release events, monthly socials, and team challenges.
- Benefits. Medical (HSA & FSA), dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase plan, commuter benefits, in-house wellness program, broad learning & development opportunities, a charitable giving platform with company match and more!
- Perks. Fitness allowance, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries and the ability to earn up to $500+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“T2”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, which means we are committed to creating and celebrating diverse thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds throughout our organization. Employment at T2 is based on substantive ability, objective qualifications, and work ethic – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.