Contracts Drafter/Paralegal - 3.5 month FTC
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Provide legal support to the business and UK contracts team for self service content acquisition contracts. To include maintenance of templates and support materials, responding to queries on self service author, series editor and other agreements relating to content acquisition. This will involve collaboration with Legal, and business staff.
Review, analyse, edit, draft and provide commercial and timely advice on non-standard and/or complex contracts in support of Pearson’s Core business groups and enabling functions, largely (but not exclusively) relating to content acquisition, reviewing licences from trade publishers and other third parties, NDAs, MSAs anda wide variety of matters including live transactional matters as required by the legal team. Identify and mitigate potential risks to the company including issues and requirements such as royalties, confidentiality, intellectual property, and data privacy.
Support business in responding to claims from or disputes with authors or other content providers, including copyright infringement allegations, in consultation with line manager or other Legal Counsel, as appropriate.
Under direction from line manager, provide guidance to contracts co-ordinators as they manage and prioritise workloads, advise business partners on contractual terms, answering questions related to the contract, identifying and mitigating risk, resolving issues as appropriate, and working with line manager and other members of the Core Legal Department and internal clients, as necessary.
Make judgment calls to prioritise and escalate the most sensitive issues as appropriate.
Assist with any special projects that come into the Core Legal Department, under the guidance of the Senior Legal Counsel, including disposals (and acquisitions) of publishing lists.
Provide legal research as required by lawyers in the Core team and provide a weekly digest of legal know how updates.
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1809466
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled