Senior Counsel

Napster - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)4.0


Napster is searching for a Rock Star Senior Attorney for our Seattle HQ.

Imagine a company dedicated to bringing music to the people, whenever they want it, wherever they are, on any device. Come work for us and make it happen. We make it possible for fans to listen to any song, anytime and anywhere.

About the role:
Join Napster’s legal group to support the company on a broad range of exciting commercial, intellectual property, and regulatory matters. Reporting directly to and working closely with Napster’s General Counsel, this is a great opportunity to gain experience on and demonstrate responsibility for a wide range of exciting challenges.

What you will be doing:
Negotiating license agreements with record labels, content aggregators, and publishing companies in multiple territories.
Supporting Napster’s business development team to support new and existing key partnerships (such as telcos, retailers, and other distributors of Napster’s music services).
Working closely with the vendor management and developer platform teams to draft and review inbound and outbound software licenses, service contracts, purchase orders, and other transactions.
Managing Napster’s trademark and patent portfolio.
Collaborating with external counsel as well as internal clients to resolve complicated legal issues, negotiate settlement agreements, manage litigation, and other matters.
Advising on regulatory issues, such as data protection, privacy, customer-facing terms documents, and government relations.
Providing legal analysis, research, factual information, counsel and guidance on whatever other unexpected business and legal questions and issues may arise

About You:
You are able to establish instant credibility as an attorney and business partner with internal and external contracts. Managing and prioritizing numerous time-sensitive projects with absolute deadlines seamlessly is what you are used to and good at. You are comfortable in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment and you relish working on the unexpected. You have great business judgment and are able to apply that judgment in recommending solutions that strike the right balance between meeting business goals and addressing legal risk.

What you bring to the table:
Current State Bar membership, (although equivalent legal qualification in a foreign jurisdiction would be considered if you have the rest of this list covered).
Minimum 5 years experience, of which at least 2 years were spent at a nationally recognized law firm and at least 2 years spent in-house.
Experience with music and technology-focused clients and content licensing.
Experience with copyright, IP litigation and IP portfolio management and maintenance.
Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal and analytical skills.
Ability to efficiently identify, understand, and resolve issues, problems and opportunities.
Who is Napster?

Napster is one of the world’s leading premium subscription streaming music services. Available in 34 countries, Napster gives members unlimited ad-free access to the music they love anywhere, anytime and on any device – online or off. Whether on their phone, at home, at work, or in the car, Napster subscribers can download playlists and tracks from a catalog of 50 million songs, and tap into the power of a global Listener Network, to connect with like-minded music fans and discover new music every day. Owned and operated by U.S.-based Rhapsody International Inc., Napster combines the iconic history of one of the most recognizable music brands in the world with the vast experience and technology platform of Rhapsody International Inc."

What Sets Us Apart:
We are very proud of the culture that we have built at Napster and its association with the music industry. Below is a snapshot of some of our benefits and perks.

Benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance
Free Napster Premium Account (with great music discovery advice from your peers)
State of the art office in downtown Seattle’s Columbia Tower
Centrally located near public transportation, ferries, bike parking, as well as subsidized commuting options.
Highly collaborative, hardworking, open environment where you’ll work alongside extremely creative and dedicated people.
Generous PTO program (and you are encouraged to use it!)
8 paid holidays
In office snacks, soda and coffee
In house live music performances

Fine Print: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Napster/Rhapsody International Inc. is an equal opportunity employer