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Reporting to the General Counsel, this attorney helps protect Jazz at Lincoln Center's (JALC) legal interest within an evolving regulatory framework and in alignment with best practices. Counsel is responsible for identifying and analyzing legal issues, drafting key documents, maintaining confidentiality, presenting clear recommendations, and assuring compliance.  The Counsel performs a variety of complex tasks for which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. She/he must possess a high level of trust, judgment, discretion, diplomacy, communication skills and respect for the arts. 


  • Advise internal clients on legal issues in content licensing, intellectual property distribution, trademarks, social media, marketing, promotions, international, real estate and compliance matters;
  • Structure, draft, review, interpret and negotiate contracts, including, but not limited to, production, license, artist, tour, consultant, contractor, vendor, sponsorship, publishing, distribution, software, technology, media, various programmatic collaborations, residencies and lease agreements;
  • Pre-broadcast review of creative materials, with a focus on intellectual property, fair use, music clearance, and privacy. Advise on production legal issues.
  • Create, review and update standard agreement templates in web-based platform for day-to-day operations;
  • Assess insurance requirements, in consult with the organization's insurance brokers/agents;
  • Support the process of digitizing or maintaining JALC registered trademarks and other institutional documents.
  • Work with the General Counsel and other colleagues on major projects with long-term organizational implications.
  • Take initiative on other legal or Board Governance matters as needed.


  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school. Admission to the New York Bar or Registered as in-house counsel in New York.
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant legal experience, preferably within a non-profit or entertainment industry setting. Intellectual Property experience is required. In-house experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated integrity and adhering to high ethical values in decisions and dealings with others.
  • Ability to build rapport and effectively liaise with internal clients, outside counsel, constituencies and adversaries at all levels.
  • Flexible working style and responds calmly when under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Results oriented team player with a capacity to work in a high paced, creative, multi-faceted business environment.
  • Handles confidential information using discretion, professional sensitivity and sound judgment.
  • Expertise in advising creatives on copyright/fair use/privacy matters in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task without compromising interpersonal skills or optimal results.
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills, and able to create and lead power point presentations.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office/Sharepoint) and an aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • Experience with digital distribution, content licensing, web sites and social media accounts
  • Experience with legal issues related to nonprofits, public charities and fundraising
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and schedule work effectively in an often demanding and tightly-scheduled environment
  • Ability to delegate work and supervise others effectively
  • Ability to structure and draft agreements independently and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability, in a positive and practical manner, to approach complex legal scenarios.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including generous PTO, medical, dental, and a 403(b) plan. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.


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