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Senior Corporate Counsel – Sales & Business Operations, Americas
San Mateo, CA (hybrid) – will require coming into office 2x a week*

Role overview:

Sony Interactive Entertainment has a unique opportunity to provide legal support for Channel Sales, Digital Distribution and Business Operations across North and South America. This Senior Corporate Counsel position will provide legal advice and support to SIE’s channel sales teams in North and South America, including our offices in Brazil and Mexico, on a wide range of commercial matters across these regions. In addition, this Senior Corporate Counsel will provide legal support to business teams responsible for digital distribution of PlayStation video games on third-party distribution services, navigating the complex legal landscape of digital video game distribution, including compliance, negotiation, and management on strategy distribution partners.

What you’ll be doing:

Provide transactional support and counseling to a broad range of SIE business functions in the Americas, including:

  • Draft and negotiate commercial contracts for SIE’s business operations and channel sales teams and its subsidiary in Brazil.
  • Provide general legal advice on business and commercial activities, including day-to-day business operations, channel sales, distribution, and vendor engagement.
  • Issues related to the distribution of PlayStation video games on third-party digital services, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and distribution service policies.
  • Ensuring that SIE’s digital distribution activities through third-party services are compliant with laws and regulations, working closely with legal subject matter experts in intellectual property, privacy, tax, online safety, fraud and copyright and trademark laws.
  • Collaborate closely with legal subject matter experts on channel sales and business operations in areas such as customs, export regulations, product safety & compliance, marketing, advertising, consumer services, ecommerce, payments, litigation, compliance, employment, international tax, privacy and IP enforcement.

Required Experience/Education:

  • A minimum of 12 years of experience, with at least 3 years working in-house and 5 years’ experience in commercial transactions.
  • JD or LLM degree from top law school; CA bar membership preferred. At a minimum, the candidate must be qualified for and quickly acquire a Registered In-House Counsel status in California and the willingness to maintain that status during employment.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Extensive commercial transactional experience
  • Capabilities to advise the business on a broad range of legal matters
  • Experience overseeing and managing outside counsel
  • Budget management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, follow-through, and attention to detail
  • Spanish or Portuguese language skills are strongly preferred!
  • General litigation experience, a plus!

*PlayStation offers a global hybrid office/remote working model – Flex Modes – which aims to combine the flexibility of remote working with the magic of in-person collaboration. The model is built upon the principle of working together in-person as work requires, with the freedom to work remotely otherwise. We will consider ‘fully remote’ candidates, who are able to commute to the San Mateo office monthly.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$226,200-$339,200 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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