General Counsel - SNEI - FC
Sony Electronics - Foster City, CA

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Description

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
(SNEI), a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, is the premier provider of
digital entertainment. Through the Sony Entertainment Network portal, consumers
around the world are able to access their favorite digital entertainment
conveniently and instantly on their favorite connected devices. SNEI offers the
latest and highest quality music, video, and game content through Sony
Entertainment Network as well as PlayStation Network while also delivering
third-party services. In addition, SNEI provides a compelling consumer
experience through innovative content discovery features and a simple user
interface that is globally consistent, yet locally relevant.

General Counsel

SNEI - FC

The General Counsel will be leading corporate
strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel will provide
senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their
implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain/oversee the work of
outside counsel. The General Counsel will be directly involved in complex
business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in the definition and development of
corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and
guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.

Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major
business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.

Judge the merits of major court cases filed against
or on behalf of the company, work with the appropriate executive(s) to define a
strategic defense and approve settlements of disputes where warranted.

Assume ultimate responsibility for ensuring that SNEI
conducts its business in compliance with applicable SEC, et. al. laws and regulations.

Structure and manage the company’s internal legal
function and staff.

Selection, retention, management and evaluation of
all outside counsel.

Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing.
Including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and
legal entities.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have the following

experience:
Ten years experience as a practicing litigation
lawyer, preferably initially with a prominent national law firm before moving
to an in-house position.

Broad, overview experience in intellectual property
law including patent law, licensing of IP rights, and IP due diligence;

Exposure to and/or familiarity with the following
areas of law: securities, antitrust, computer law and privacy;

Experience dealing with the SEC;

Experience working on matters of corporate
governance and with a board of directors is required.

Experience managing other attorneys and supervising
support staff in a corporation is required as well as experience with cost
effective management of outside legal resources.

Familiarity and understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley and
legislation and related FASB revenue recognition guidelines will be critical.
Experience in directing strategy and managing complex IP litigation cases is
also a must.

Education:
Law Degree. Admitted to practice. Minimum of six
years of experience in a law firm environment. Ability to communicate
effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior
management, and business associates.

The successful candidate should be a member of the
bar.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age,
legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status
in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information
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.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you
spent in contacting us and thank you for your interest in SNEI.

Job

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Legal

Primary Location

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CA-Foster City

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