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(Expired) Legal Counsel, Competitive Gaming Division

2 months ago by Electronic Arts

  Playa Vista (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Legal

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At EA, we inspire the world to play. We are seeking an attorney with at least three (3) years of experience to counsel EA’s Competitive Gaming Division (CGD). This position will report to the Head of Legal for the Competitive Gaming Division of the Legal Department and is based in our Los Angeles office.

CGD Legal Counsel act as the primary legal point of contact for one or more CGD programs, and their related teams, by providing legal advice, guidance and transactional support on a wide variety of issues and projects.


  • We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience supporting commercial and corporate matters. You will:
  • Review, draft and negotiate various types of contracts, including event management agreements, talent agreements, production services agreements, waivers, sponsorship agreements, media distribution agreements, consulting agreements, marketing agreements, and master services agreements.
  • Lead the legal support of specific CGD projects; coordinate legal matters to enable the CGD programs to be implemented with comprehensive legal support and documentation.
  • Provide commercial transactional support for CGD team and guidance regarding the interpretation of various commercial agreements. Develop and maintain CGD commercial templates.
  • Advise with legally-sound, efficient, practical and impactful work product on a wide-range of legal issues, to cover the various topics they may need legal assistance on, from the development of new programs, to implementation of programs, live events, security, players’ management, online competitions, etc.
  • Provide solutions to the business and resolve issues in creative and practical ways. Multi-task to work on a wide range of topics and provide solutions, taking in consideration the business and legal context and needs. Evaluate and take appropriate business risks.


  • J.D. and member in good standing with the State Bar of California.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience, with both in-house and top-tier law firm experience preferred. Prior experience in sports, esports, video games, entertainment and/or media broadcasting and production is preferred.
  • Familiarity with intellectual property licensing, live events, event production, sponsorship, drafting of competition rules, advertising, and marketing laws.
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills along with excellent communication skills, business judgment and strategic thinking.
  • Comfortable and adept at supporting a fast-paced, evolving business, balancing legal risk and thinking creatively to propel the business forward and enable smart decisions.
  • Must be a team player, who approaches problem solving by seeking collaboration and solutions.

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