Assistant General Counsel

Carnegie Hall Corporation
New York
Jul 02, 2024
Jul 30, 2024
Contract Type

Since 1891, New York's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance, presenting exceptional concerts by the world's finest artists on its three iconic stages, from orchestral concerts, chamber music, contemporary offerings, and recitals to jazz, world, and popular music. Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and social impact programs that annually serve more than 800,000 people worldwide, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible.

We are seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Assistant General Counsel at Carnegie Hall. The Assistant GCwill serve as a corporate generalist, bringing specialized knowledge in copyright and other intellectual property matters to Carnegie Hall. In this role, they will provide legal guidance across a spectrum of areas, including contracts, intellectual property, tax, and more. Collaboration will be key, as they work closely with the General Counsel, senior management, outside legal counsel, and employees at all levels of the organization.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Review, draft and negotiate, and support colleagues in the negotiation, of a high volume of agreements (including, for example, agreements relating to artistic programming, educational projects, media and digital initiatives, hall and event space rentals, grants and funding, consultant engagements, employment contracts, and real estate transactions)

Oversee Carnegie Hall's intellectual property portfolio, including trademark registrations and managing infringement situations

Offer guidance on structuring new initiatives, with a focus on intellectual property considerations

Assist in developing and refining contract templates, procedures, and organizational policies

Conduct and assist in staff training on contract templates, policies, and other legal matters

Manage relationships with pro bono and external attorneys

Perform other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree (or equivalent) and admission to the New York State bar

Minimum of 4 years of legal experience post–degree

Strong academic credentials

Intellectual property expertise, including copyright, with music and performing arts expertise strongly preferred;

Large law firm experience, strongly preferred

Exceptional contract drafting, review, and negotiation skills, including complex agreements and business transactions

Strong analytical and problem–solving abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with proficient project management capabilities

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects across diverse legal subject areas

Ability to train colleagues on organizational policies and procedures

Comfortable interacting with senior management, external counsel, board members, government representatives, and the public

Possess strong interpersonal skills and legal acumen to be a trusted resource for staff at all levels of the organization

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:

Work effectively as a team member and cultivate trust with internal and external stakeholders

Manage multiple tasks simultaneously, often shifting priorities with short notice while meeting urgent deadlines

Think strategically, creatively, and proactively to address legal and business challenges

Analyze, synthesize, and present complex information in a compelling, clear, and persuasive manner, showcasing exceptional oral and written communication skills

To apply please submit a COVER LETTER with your resume.

Carnegie Hall is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Decisions concerning employment are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications to contribute to meeting Carnegie Hall's needs, and Carnegie Hall is committed not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, sex (including gender identity, gender expression or status of being transgender), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, status as a caregiver, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses or stalking, criminal convictions (except where otherwise permitted by law), arrest record, credit history, pregnancy, age, mental or physical disability, veteran or military status, reproductive health decisions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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