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General Counsel

Bungie is looking for a talented General Counsel to partner with the Bungie Leadership Team to help drive our ambitious multi-year Vision. If you have a passion for the law and business at the intersection of interactive entertainment and technological innovation, this could be the place for you. You will have significant influence on the development and execution of our strategy, and will help us navigate complex and novel business and legal issues.

The General Counsel is a trusted advisor to the Bungie Leadership Team. You will provide legal advice on both strategic and operational matters, advise the Leadership team and Board of Directors on issues currently and potentially affecting the Company, and act as a business advisor by understanding the organization’s strategic direction and providing trenchant legal advice consistent with that framework. Additionally, this person will provide leadership and perspective on Bungie and its position in the entertainment industry, be a critical leader in the creation and execution of the company’s strategy, and manage the day-to-day activities of the legal division including corporate governance, real estate, marketing regulatory compliance, contracts, licensing, employment matters, information security, and other relevant business issues.

The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about entertainment and technology, enjoy working hard and being continually challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations, advising when and when not to take calculated risks that are in Bungie’s best interest. We are looking for candidates who can help drive organizational readiness efforts that will provide the foundation for Bungie’s efforts to scale and globalize its business.

Responsibilities

  • Lead corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives
  • Provide business units and senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel in actions in which the corporation is a party
  • Drive complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts
  • Oversee corporate governance, compliance and legislative and regulatory functions
  • Assist in the development of short and long term corporate strategic and operational plans
  • Evaluate and develop business and legal strategies to assist the organization in its operations & objectives
  • Provide counsel on corporate governance to assist executive management and the Board of Directors
  • Provide input into the development of corporate long-term strategic plans
  • Confer with stakeholders to identify needs that are not being met and develop strategy to meet those needs
  • Represent Bungie by participating in industry, business, and professional organizations
  • Formulate and manage departmental budgets
  • Communicate corporate philosophies, goals, plans and progress
  • Exemplify corporate values
  • Meet agreed upon goals and objectives in a timely manner
  • Mentor and manage a small legal onsite team and using discretion when to utilize outside counsel

Required Skills

  • J. D. required from a leading recognized law school
  • Registered and in good standing with at least one State Bar and eligible to practice law in the State of Washington
  • The successful candidate will have progressive legal in-house experience managing a legal division or department in a complex, dynamic and highly competitive consumer industry
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in communicating business and legal issues with and between developers, engineers and business leaders
  • Common sense and sound judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and follow through and meet deadlines
  • The candidate will have demonstrated success in influencing strategic business decisions
  • Experience in dynamic, fast moving and complex businesses
  • Must have demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others and proven track records of employee training and development
  • Ability to effectively represent the company in various industry, regulatory and judicial forums
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Strong analytical and computer skills

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