Description:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Description of Duties:
  • Manages legal matters for Business Technology Group (BTG)
  • Performs diverse and complex legal tasks within and between specialty areas
  • Manages the negotiation, preparation, and administration of complex company-wide contracts, including services agreements, IP and technology licenses, and software development and distribution agreements
  • Communicates with and directs outside contacts, including outside counsel, with respect to regulatory compliance, intellectual property and/or contract matters
  • Assigns, monitors, and reviews the work of assigned staff
  • Assists with budget development
  • Reviews company activities and policies for legal compliance and adherence to domestic and foreign governmental policies and regulations
  • Provides legal advice to and responds to various inquiries from company departments, subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Conducts in-house training seminars
  • Maintains knowledge of current legal issues
  • Up to 10% travel

Summary of Requirements
  • Five+ years of experience as a practicing transactional lawyer (significant law firm experience preferred, but relevant in-house experience acceptable)
  • Strong understanding of intellectual property and contracts law
  • Working knowledge of a variety of legal areas including commercial law, tort, and, litigation
  • Extensive document drafting and negotiation experience, including inbound and outbound IP licenses of various types and other commercial agreements
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Familiarity and experience with M&A, open source software, and consumer-facing terms helpful, but not required
  • Strong knowledge of video game industry and Nintendo products helpful, but not required
  • Law degree
  • Membership at least one State Bar Association (preferred)