Legal Counsel - M&A / Corporate

Electronic Arts - Redwood City, CA3.9

Full-time
Date Opened:2018-08-09
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

Electronic Arts is hiring an M&A/Corporate Attorney to focus primarily on EA’s acquisitions and strategic corporate transactions. This position reports to the Vice President, Legal Affairs.

Responsibilities:
Support EA’s Corporate Development team and cross-functional teams to deliver timely, practical and actionable advice on acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions;
Advise on deal structure, conduct and manage due diligence, draft and negotiate deal documentation, coordinate deal closings, and manage deal integration;

Support ’34 Act compliance, corporate governance matters and other special projects;
Structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of commercial contracts for EA’s studios and/or other business partners as required; and

Work closely with business affairs, studios and other business teams as necessary to address operational and legal issues as they arise in the course of commercial transactions.

Requirements:
Practicing attorney with 4-6+ years experience in M&A at a law firm or in-house legal department;
Strong familiarity with securities and corporate laws, including Delaware corporate law and NASDAQ requirements;
Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication and presentation skills;

Team player with the ability to work well with internal legal colleagues, outside legal advisors, and business clients cooperatively and efficiently;

Hard working, high integrity, good judgment, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure; flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary;

Interest in the video games industry and related areas of law; and

J.D. and bar membership required.
EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.