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The Riot Legal Team has the responsibility to constantly provide the highest quality legal services that fully align with Riot's company mission of putting players first. Figuring out what's "best for us" always begins with thinking about what's "best for players." Every policy or contract that we draft; every lawsuit that we file or defend against; every letter we send; and all the legal advice that we give to our partners is always done with our players' interests in mind.

As Counsel (Music), reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you'll support Riot on all areas of music law, from drafting agreements and counseling the business. You'll help the team keep its finger on the pulse of the changing legal landscape, and help Riot navigate any potential landmines across many of Riot's jurisdictions.


  • Structure, negotiate and draft a variety of music-related agreements, including composing, songwriting, recording, performing, producing, mixing, and mastering services agreements, synchronization and master use licenses, record company and music publishing waivers, and co-publishing agreements, for new media, games, television, film, soundtracks and live events
  • Support Riot Music Group in executing its global music strategy and product goals within Riot and with its external partners, including labels, publishers, and PROs
  • Counsel teams regarding music legal issues (e.g., copyright, licensing, exclusivity and royalty matters) and advise on exploitation rights of music elements, highlighting potential risks and proposing practical solutions
  • Review and analyze music and sound recording union related matters (e.g., AFM and SAG-AFTRA)
  • Contribute as a generalist on other legal matters, including licensing and commercial agreements

Required Qualifications: 

  • J.D. from a U.S. law school and member of the California bar
  • 3 years of experience working on music and licensing matters at a premier law firm or in-house at a music publisher, record company or other entertainment company

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.