Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Entertainment lawyer with a positive attitude and over 5 years in-house experience. Especially motivated by opportunities to provide pro-active and commercial solutions. Focus on intellectual property law, negotiation and contract drafting.

  • Business & Legal Affairs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract negotiation & draft (broadcasting, licenses, partnerships, etc.)
  • Legal advice
  • Contract Management
  • Litigation Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Process improvement
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication

Carried out the Business Affairs work as the one lawyer for Sony/ATV Music Publishing France.

Successfully negociated, drafted and signed exclusive worldwide agreements for major artists such as Laurent Voulzy, Gaetan Roussel, Cocoon, Avishai Cohen, Tiken Jah Fakoly or Zaz.

Assumed full responsibility in negotiating and drafting synchronization license agreements for the use of songs in global advertising campaigns for famous brands like Evian, Orange, SFR, Citroen...

09/2008 to Current Business & Legal Affairs SONY/ATV Music Publishing | City, STATE,

Responsibility for the business and legal affairs department.

Drafting, negotiating and reviewing music agreements including deal memorandums, longform agreements, exclusive songwriter agreements, co-publishing and sub-publishing agreements, administration agreements, synchronization and master use licenses, music producer agreements, soundtrack album agreements

Legal advice

03/2008 to 08/2008 Business Affairs (Trainee) SND (M6 TV Group) | City, STATE,

Distribution (television, home entertainment, film)

• Drafting and negotiating rights acquisition agreements relating to all types of short and long form content including television programmes, television formats, films and all related rights (home entertainment, merchandising etc) over a range of genres (drama, entertainment, factual entertainment, children’s, pre-school)

• Drafting and negotiating licenses of the acquired rights, including pre-sales and international co-productions, with broadcasters, producers and DVD/DTO labels worldwide

08/2007 to 01/2008 Business Affairs (Trainee) Sony BMG Music Entertainment | City, STATE,

Music Production:

Clearance requests for compilation, synchronisation, mid & budget price categories, TV break, premium...

Negotiate and draft contracts both in French and English.

Legal and administrative Treatment of the licenses.

Successfully developed a monitoring tool for the clearance process of

06/2007 to 07/2007 Lawyer (Trainee) Bird & Bird | City, STATE,

Law Firm

Gathered and analyzed research data regarding statutes, decisions, legal articles and codes.

06/2006 to 08/2006 Lawyer (Trainee) TF1 VIDEO | City, STATE,

Movie entertainment

Contracts negotiation & draft (Acquisition of rights, licenses, partnerships, sweepstakes law and contest rules, dubbing …)

Expected in 2009 M.D. | Media Business Administration Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris, Paris GPA:

Intellectual Property Law

Business Law

Audiovisual and New Media Law

Expected in 2007 M.D. | Commercial Law - New Business law Paris Sud University, Paris, Paris GPA:

Commercial Law

Intellectual Property Law

Communications and Information Technology Law

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