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Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide – Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in 2020 in Beijing, China. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.
What sets Universal Creative apart?
We rarely wear suits. We think pop culture is fascinating and newsworthy. We are aware that possibilities are not limited by today’s realities. We know that everyone has good ideas (and the occasional bad one as well). We know that the world is large and varied, and that we touch all of it. We know that most high school guidance counselors don’t know our jobs exist. We know that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. We know that there is an eclectic assortment of talented people from various professional backgrounds at the heart of Universal Creative. In addition, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. We are a diverse group, but united by a common goal: to dream and deliver the best possible out-of-home entertainment for people from every walk of life. In order to make that happen, Universal Creative relies on collaboration, hard work, synchronicity, a bit of luck, and a bunch of talented, experienced people who do not let ego and turf stand in the way of brilliance. We depend on a team of people who understand the task, the business implications, and refuse to be defeated by the challenge to fuse fantasy with physics. Universal Creative embraces ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time.
JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Universal Creative, the Attorney is responsible for drafting, negotiating and interpreting complex commercial contracts, letter agreements and other legal documentation, and managing compliance requirements, contractual obligations and dispute resolution related to Universal Creative, the division of Universal Parks & Resorts responsible for the design and development of all Universal resorts, theme parks, attractions and hotels.
Assist with negotiating, drafting and interpreting sophisticated commercial agreements and reviewing and editing associated technical specifications related to project development, procurement, construction, engineering and intellectual property rights.
Assist with negotiating, drafting and interpreting complex agreements and reviewing and editing associated technical specifications related to technology development (hardware and software), including matters related to technology evaluation, licensing, engineering, manufacturing and integration.
Provide oversight and management and tracking of corporate compliance, including contractual commitments.
Provide general legal support for domestic and international projects, including researching applicable laws and regulations, and advising on regulatory and contractual compliance obligations.
Assist with drafting and implementing policies and procedures and development of training surrounding contract administration, compliance obligations and contractual requirements.
Manages special projects and monitors international and U.S. policies, regulations, legislation and laws.
SCOPE: Under general direction of the Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Universal Creative, the Attorney is responsible for drafting, negotiating and interpreting complex commercial contracts, letter agreements and other legal documentation, and managing compliance requirements, contractual obligations and dispute resolution related to Universal Creative, the division of Universal Parks & Resorts responsible for the design and development of all Universal resorts, theme parks, attractions and hotels.
Proven capability to lead and drive change in a corporate environment.
Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Strong prioritization and time management skills
Must be a self-starter capable of working with various elements within a diverse organization to provide the highest level of service
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required.
Integrity, honesty and trust and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are also imperative to this role
EDUCATION: Juris Doctor or LLM required from an accredited law school
At least 5 years’ post-law school experience, as an attorney, preferably with top-tier law firm or corporate legal department.
At least 3 years’ experience interpreting, negotiating and drafting complex commercial transactions, preferably in the entertainment industry.
Prior experience with technology transactions is preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Member of State Bar (Florida or California preferred).
Sound business judgment, and flexibility/adaptability to manage multiple wide-ranging matters, conflicting deadlines, and new areas of expertise as business needs change.
Proven ability and commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with numerous people at all levels throughout the company.
Demonstrated ability, in a positive, commercial and practical manner, to identify, prioritize and resolve issues quickly and effectively.
Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Internet and web-based training tools.
Intermittent periods of frequent travel may be required to California, Northeast U.S., and international locations (including Asia).
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group,... and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.