International Legal Counsel
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played PC game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.
We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.
That's where you come in.
As International Legal Counsel in Dublin, your legal chops and high-octane brain power will fuel your knack for problem solving and answering tough questions. You're confident and capable, ready to adapt in the midst of ambiguity, facing down known and unknown challenges that await you. You'll offer solid advice to fellow Rioters and help iron out any encroaching legal and regulatory wrinkles and spring into action if alarm bells ring.
As a Rioter in Europe, you'll join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience and rejection of convention.
- Educated: you have a law degree from a top-tier school and are authorized to practice law in a European jurisdiction.
- Experienced: you have at least five years of transactional contract experience from a reputable, preferably multinational, law firm or corporation, and are comfortable working on various commercial contracts, employment law issues, corporate governance matters, (e)sports legal questions, tech licensing agreements, etc. Games, tech, corporate or entertainment industry experience is a plus.
- Multilingual: you converse comfortably in English and ideally another European language; you didn't learn these languages in a cultural vacuum and are well versed in nuance; you can draft, review, and negotiate legal contracts and complex legal concepts in English. Ability to speak German is a plus.
- A strategic thinker: you're not just a lawyer who only thinks from a narrow legal perspective; instead, you like to approach issues from all angles with a strategic mindset and will play a core role in defining Riot's overall strategy in Europe.
- Comfortable with ambiguity: in the midst of uncertainty, you keep a cool head and fight on, even if you don't have all the details; you're comfortable moving in the unknown because risk and change motivate you to evolve and innovate.
- Judicious: your experience, sound judgment, and shrewd decision-making skills make you a go-to resource when folks need advice; your decisions are built on a strong foundation of intel, so you know they'll hold up during a storm even when the wind's blowing sideways.
- A threat to convention: bored by what's considered traditional, you constantly push past limits until the status is no longer quo; you don't "think outside the box" because, hey, there is no box.
- Capable of multi-tasking: you can pivot from one project to another seamlessly and be able to determine what is important and pressing.
- Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements including vendor, licensing and publishing agreements and our IT/IP arrangements.
- Have responsibility for managing employment related legal issues across our European operations.
- Manage local corporate governance and company secretarial matters for our European offices.
- Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations.
- Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to relevant parties within the organization.
- Advise and report to legal leadership, charting the course for big projects and long-term tactics.
- Manage and grease the wheels of Riot's relationships with specialized outside counsel.
Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.