Job: Internal Counsel

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Posted: 12/12/2022

Job Title: Internal Counsel
Location: Remote, work from home in US or UK only
Position Type: Full-time (40 hours)

What’s the Job?

Uplift Games is the studio behind Adopt Me, the #1 game on the Roblox platform (31+ billion visits, 1.92 million record CCU) all about adopting cute pets. We are a small team with a huge community, so to push the limits of scale and quality, we are building out our in-house legal team.

You will be our first in-house legal hire and you will be responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of our business and formalizing Legal as a discipline and department. You will collaborate with key members of our team to provide legal solutions which inform how we fulfill our mission of “Creating Future Nostalgia” for our millions of players.

You will safeguard our reputation by championing that the company strictly follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues. You’ll offer strong initiative and sound judgment, with the ability to work independently in a creative and disruptive industry while effectively ensuring legal conformity and minimizing probability of exposure. Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of individuals and groups in a cross-functional context are a must.

We are a diverse team and we strongly encourage applications from people in marginalized groups. This is a remote position open to candidates who are based in the US or UK and can demonstrate eligibility to work in those countries.

What you’ll be doing

  • Support and advise Uplift Games in connection with corporate governance and general transactional work
  • Handle, either independently or in connection with external counsel, the structuring, due diligence, negotiation and implementation of strategic partnerships
  • Oversee the legal function of Uplift Games’ US and UK subsidiaries, including acting as the first line of support and escalating to specialist attorneys (e.g., litigation, employment, privacy) as needed
  • Manage the full life-cycle of entity management for Uplift Games, including ensuring compliance with applicable corporate formalities, corporate governance and other local legal requirements
  • Work with our in-house team to draft and negotiate commercial contracts and provide legal support to other Uplift Games teams including Consumer Product and Multimedia
  • Direct and coordinate compliance with applicable data protection and advertising regulations
  • Develop strategy for brand protection and work with our external counsel on our trademark portfolio
  • Support and train business development, production, creative, and marketing teams, to provide them with the legal tools necessary to create, license, and market the products and services of the relevant teams
  • Ensure overall agreement with Uplift Games’ business needs, policies, and risk tolerance
  • Anticipate and support the continuous improvement of Uplift Games’ legal processes
  • Keep up to date on the video game industry including general legal issues surrounding this and other disruptive industries

Your background

These are the things candidates really should have but can make up for in other areas. If you’re missing one or two, consider applying anyway, especially if you belong to a marginalized group.

  • Licensed attorney in good standing with at least one state bar or UK equivalent
  • A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or UK equivalent
  • MA or BSc in Business Administration will be considered an advantage;
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a transactional attorney, either at a large law firm, as in-house counsel to a technology or entertainment company or a combination of both, preferably with experience in corporate governance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment and a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with partners and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly research and analyze situations and information, with a focus on practical solutions and an understanding of legal risks
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures as well as data privacy compliance including COPPA and GDPR
  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity

Bonus Points

These are things that can improve your candidacy, but none of these are necessary to apply.

  • Experience in entertainment and Intellectual Property law
  • Experience in an international environment
  • Interest and familiarity with legal issues facing technology companies with a customer base that includes minors

Requested Supplementary Documents

  • A copy of your CV / Resume
  • A brief overview (cover letter) of why you want to work at Uplift Games

What’s the Compensation?

When possible, we provide transparent estimated salary ranges to set expectations early and to respect your time.

We recognize, however, that salaries vary within our various remote geographical locations. To give an indication of the salary level for this role, we estimate the annual salary will be as follows for these example locations:

  • New York, NY: $125,000 - $155,000 USD
  • Dallas, TX: $100,000 - $130,000 USD
  • London, UK: £50,000 - £90,000 GBP

Our compensation package is intended to be competitive with your local market and is negotiable.

We have a competitive benefits package. Find out more on our Why Work Here page.

I’m ready to apply.

A few reminders: you must be over 18 to apply. Though this is a remote role, you must reside in and have permission to work in either the US or UK to apply.

We’re really looking forward to reading your application. Apply for this job on Homerun below!