General Counsel

Backed by Benchmark Capital and several other top VCs, Manticore Games is working in stealth mode on a unique and innovative form of AAA multiplayer gameplay, leveraging user-generated content and modding.

We are looking for an experienced General Counsel to head all legal operations and initiatives. You will report directly to the CEO and work on a variety of innovative legal issues across the entire company with a focus on product.

This is a hands-on role with a large business impact, which will include complex legal topics such as commercial agreements, IP, user generated content, social networking, COPPA compliance and equivalent, tax and revenue strategies, advertising, GDPR, trademark, promotions, privacy, security, SEO, branding, social marketing, e-commerce, and HR.

To apply, please send a short cover email, including your resume or a link to your updated LinkedIn profile and a link to your portfolio (for art positions) to: JOBS@MANTICOREGAMES.COM

Responsibilities

  • Lead the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs
  • Provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and legal implications of all matters
  • Lead legal representation and strategy for the company focusing on, among other things, product compliance, intellectual property and trademarks, contracts, securities, stock administration, corporate governance, M&A, litigation, governmental affairs and international matters
  • Assist and advise using legal expertise to prepare and review corporate and customer-facing documents, policies, and practices
  • Work closely with various parts of the business including product, finance, operations, HR, developer relations, and engineering to identify and mitigate legal risk
  • Provide advice and training for Community Guidelines and Standards
  • Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of all company legal templates, including our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, PIIA, Employment Contract, etc.
  • Manage all aspects of existing and new general and intellectual property litigation and adversarial matters, including managing domestic and foreign external counsel
  • Select and manage external legal counsels
  • Develop and maintain terms such as service agreements, and advice for Community Guidelines that affect a wide range of active UGC customers
  • Negotiate complex transactions and contracts
  • Lead international, US federal, and state corporate compliance
  • Provide education and training on legal matters relevant to the company
  • Prepare legal briefs to the Board on specific matters

Requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant legal experience as a General Counsel of a tech or gaming company and at a top law firm
  • Experience in B2B and B2C tech services including gaming, social networking, virtual worlds, UGC
  • Experience with legal affairs relating to the distribution of software products, social networks, security, development, creation, licensing, marketing, advertising, and publishing
  • Ample experience translating the law to something product people or business person can take action on
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant statutes, regulations and guidance such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, other state privacy laws and breach notification requirements, GDPR, and preferably consumer protection laws such as COPPA, and CAN-SPAM
  • Experience drafting customer facing communication including service agreement terms, terms of service, promotions, policies, sponsorships, joint promotions and advertising
  • Substantial experience negotiating complex agreements in entertainment and social networks
  • California Bar admission in good standing
  • Juris Doctor Degree from a top law school

Pluses

  • Experience in the gaming industry or interactive media and social networks as well as user generated content