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Associate General Counsel

Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

burbank, ca, usa
Posted on Saturday, December 9, 2023

At Cast & Crew, we’ve empowered creativity and supported the global entertainment industry for decades. Together with our family of brands - Backstage, CAPS, Checks & Balances, Final Draft, Media Services, Sargent-Disc, and The TEAM Companies – we operate as a combined entertainment technology and services provider offering industry standard screenwriting accounting software, digital payroll products, data & reporting, and a host of creative tools. The industry continues to move faster than ever, and the need for our expertise, our technology, and our people has never been greater. We are a production’s best ally every step of the way. #OneCastOneCrew

About Cast & Crew
We grew from a modest small business in 1976 to be the premiere provider of entertainment technology and solutions, staying true to our mission of modernizing content production and leading the digital transformation within the industry. Our cloud-based solutions and industry expertise help streamline the entire production lifecycle and have revolutionized how content is made. We now have a global workforce across a host of storied brands, spanning all areas of produced and live entertainment, from film, television, streaming, to advertising, live events, and short-form.

Associate General Counsel (Litigation and Payroll)
Regular Full-Time


This role is for a lawyer with at least 6 years of litigation and labor & employment experience (including but not limited to California wage and hour matters) with a mix of law firm and in-house roles, ideally with meaningful experience related to entertainment production and payroll. Labor relations experience is a significant plus. This role is focused on supporting our payroll and residuals operations and is responsible for handling external litigation and disputes, providing guidance on operational compliance related to payroll and residuals operations, developing and advising on internal operational controls, coordinating on matters related to workers’ compensation, addressing garnishment questions, and serving as a key partner to the payroll operations and labor relations teams. This lawyer will also be expected to proactively contribute to the development of the legal department and development of policies and procedures for the company; initiate, develop and manage business relationships and relationships with outside counsel; contribute to the increasing effectiveness of the legal department and the success of the company by evaluating and improving interfaces between departments; assist team members in assigned projects; participate in departmental training; and perform other duties as assigned. This lawyer possesses the subject matter expertise, maturity and gravitas to be able to engage with a wide range of internal and external constituencies, including clients, executive team members, and other leaders across the organization, in an advisory and business partner capacity.


  • Manage external litigation, disputes and indemnification matters, working with internal constituencies and outside counsel
  • Coordinate reporting relating to such matters
  • Attend Labor Board hearings
  • Handle wage complaint matters
  • Coordinate client reporting requests and respond to client inquiries on various topics
  • Serve as a key partner and legal subject matter expert to various operations teams, including payroll, residuals, labor relations and workers’ compensation
  • Provide operational implementation guidance, including input on legal and operational documents
  • Assist in the development, implementation and observation of internal operational controls
  • Assist in the development and delivery of training programs related to areas of subject matter expertise
  • Provide support and guidance on garnishment matters
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside counsel in locations as necessary in connection with the handling of external litigation and related matters
  • Act as a business partner to leaders of each of the functional groups
  • Provide guidance and advice to internal leaders
  • Develop relationships with primary contacts at key clients and counterparties
  • Advise executive leadership and the legal department with respect to key developments in applicable laws and regulations
  • Engage with the company’s enterprise risk program and seek ways to minimize or address key areas of exposure
  • Assist with record retention and data management practices with respect to sensitive information
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the legal department, operational teams and the company


  • Supervisor: Deputy General Counsel
  • Subordinate(s): As Assigned


  • Effectively represent the Cast & Crew values and goals
  • Outsized sense of urgency
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external constituencies
  • Ability to build consensus and bring matters to resolution at all levels of the company
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A competitive and collaborative spirit


  • J.D. and admission to the California bar or the ability to work as in-house counsel in California
  • Minimum 6 years of increasingly responsible law firm and in-house experience as a litigation and labor & employment attorney
  • Subject matter expertise regarding federal and California labor & employment laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience advising companies and leaders on a broad range of litigation and labor & employment matters
  • Labor/industrial relations experience is a significant plus


  • Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of time


  • Sedentary – Involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Some positions may entail exerting up to 15 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force to lift, carry, push, or pull.
Compensation is commensurate with various factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, qualifications, skills, training, licensure, certifications, geographic cost of labor, and other business and organizational needs. Compensation range for candidates in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location.
The compensation range for this position is:
$175,000$200,000 USD


Cast & Crew provides a comprehensive package of employee benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, health and wellness programs, employee discounts, and more! Note: Cast & Crew benefits are subject to eligibility requirements.

Due to the high volume of applicants, it is likely that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CA residents: Your personal information may be collected in connection with certain services provided by Cast & Crew or its affiliated companies. A summary of your California privacy rights can be found at: https://www.castandcrew.com/privacy-policy/

Cast & Crew is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship or marital status, and to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.