Senior Counsel, Legal

Legal Irvine, CA


Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced, motivated, and highly organized lawyer to join our in-house legal team as a close, trusted business partner, providing advice on a wide variety of legal issues. The ideal candidate has experience in the global entertainment industry, international expertise is a distinct advantage.


  • Review, negotiate and draft a wide variety of agreements, including software licenses, technology licenses, intellectual property agreements, distribution agreements, and professional services agreements
  • Assess legal risk and advise on legal issues and risks for game, platform, publishing, informational technology, security, and other teams across the business
  • Work closely with and provide legal guidance to the business teams supporting them in developing business strategies
  • Play a critical role in protection Blizzard’s intellectual property rights
  • Respond promptly to a wide range of legal requests from across the business
  • Collaborate with international legal colleagues to provide global guidance on diverse legal issues


  • Juris Doctorate and admission to California State Bar in good standing or admission to another State Bar and willingness and qualifications to be “Registered In-House Counsel”
  • Minimum 7+ years experience as a practicing lawyer at a reputable firm and/or in-house department required, with some in-house experience preferred
  • Extensive technology licensing and intellectual property experience
  • Strategic and creative thinking, exercising excellent, balanced and practical business judgment
  • Outstanding written and oral communications, with the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues across the business
  • Experience and competency as the primary attorney on client matters, including strong drafting skills and attention to detail
  • Common sense, good judgment and desire to work hard in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player and ability to independently handle multiple, diverse projects simultaneously and under deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify legal risks and creative solutions
  • Capacity to understand Blizzard’s games, business and strategy and apply it to proactively managing legal risks
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic industry and where there is ambiguity and flex in the business and legal environment
  • Strong ethics and influencing skills


  • Top law firm experience
  • International experience
  • Experience in a games, entertainment or media company
  • A passion for video games