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SVP & Deputy General Counsel, International Legal

UK-London
Department
Legal

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Comcast/NBCUniversal brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast/NBCUniversal.

 

Comcast Cable’s growing international businesses are focused on advanced advertising services, video platform technology and technology services.  The primary office is based in London, UK with other major hubs in India and China, and an overall footprint that spans Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

 

Role Overview

This newly created role of SVP & Deputy General Counsel, International Legal will oversee the Comcast Cable Legal function internationally, including supervising Cable Legal personnel abroad, serving as the central point of contact for international legal advice for the Cable businesses across a variety of disciplines, and ensuring full coordination with the Comcast Cable and Comcast Corporate Legal Departments in the U.S.  The ideal candidate has broad exposure and experience across a wide variety of legal disciplines, including Commercial Transactional law, Compliance, and Litigation with deep expertise in one or more areas.  General familiarity with employment law and privacy law are a plus.  This candidate should also have experience and/or knowledge of technology, media, entertainment, and advertising industries.   

 

Key Responsibilities:

- Build, lead and manage the newly created International Legal group for Comcast Cable.  Provide effective leadership, ensuring an effective on-going programme of professional development.

- Represent the Legal team at the Senior Management level for all Comcast Cable businesses, supporting strategic initiatives and planning.

- Establish connections with key management of international teams throughout the Comcast Cable international footprint, including Europe, India, Asia, and the Middle East.

- Identify and assess risk areas and legal needs and challenges for the expanding international reach of the Cable business and identify appropriate legal resources to address these, including existing NBCUniversal and Comcast Cable Legal resources.

- Oversee selection of and relationships with outside counsel in the international arena.

- Identify areas for cooperation and integration with NBCU International Legal specialist teams, including Compliance, Litigation, Corporate and Company Secretarial, Employment Law, and Privacy.

- In coordination with Comcast Cable attorneys in the U.S., oversee and manage legal, litigation and compliance issues affecting the business operations abroad, including but not limited to privacy and data security, intellectual property, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, regulatory, and employment matters. 

- Assist with the roll-out and deployment of Comcast Compliance programs and associated training to the Comcast international business units.

- Provide support for Corporate initiatives and requirements.

- Establish and oversee Legal budget for ongoing international activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Key Skills and Experience Required:

- UK legally qualified with significant number of years’ post qualified experience in a media department in private practice and in house, ideally with a cable, technology, advertising or media and entertainment business.

- Background in one or more of the following areas, with broader experience preferable:   transactional/commercial negotiation and drafting, litigation, corporate law issues, and legal compliance. 

- Proven experience managing a team or office.

- Exceptional leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to secure collective buy-in and achieve results in a highly matrixed organization. Extensive experience in managing and motivating teams both directly and remotely across all regions.

- Ability to interface effectively with multiple levels of management and talent and also be comfortable with a “matrix” reporting structure to Comcast senior leadership.

- Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing.

- Strong negotiation skills.

- Personable and able to build relationships both internally and externally via strong influencing and negotiation skills as well as recognising the importance of face-to-face interaction.

- Proven track record of implementing strategy, developing, maintaining and motivating a team. Able to identify critical points to win as well as balancing risks vs opportunity.

- An enthusiasm for, interest, and passion for media and technology.

- Prior proven delivery of International projects.

- Demonstrates experience of working within a dynamic, flexible and fast paced environment with a high work ethic.

- Experience of working across multiple time-zones and an appreciation of cultural and customary practices as they relate to the global cable business.

- Experience of growing and scaling up teams and businesses.

ABOUT YOU

Comcast/NBCUniversal brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast/NBCUniversal.

 

Comcast Cable’s growing international businesses are focused on advanced advertising services, video platform technology and technology services.  The primary office is based in London, UK with other major hubs in India and China, and an overall footprint that spans Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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