Senior Counsel, Industrial Relations, Paramount Pictures

Remote Los Angeles, CA

This position is responsible for providing legal services relating to the Company’s union-affiliated population.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing advice and counsel to Motion Picture, Finance, Studio Groups, and productions concerning union and guild collective bargaining agreements
  • Providing labor and employment advice and counsel to Motion Picture and Studio Groups concerning production and Backlot employees
  • Helping develop and maintain industry relationships
  • Helping prepare for negotiation of industrywide collective bargaining agreements, including gathering information from various Studio Groups, analyzing payroll data and production reports, and preparing responses to requests for information
  • Attending negotiations of industrywide collective bargaining agreements, and helping represent Paramount’s position in the negotiation
  • Helping negotiate production-specific collective bargaining agreements 
  • Handling labor grievances, including factual investigation, evaluating contractual positions and financial impact, negotiating settlement, and drafting settlement agreements
  • Managing outside counsel handling arbitration not resolved in the grievance process 
  • Conducting investigations concerning claims of harassment, bullying, and retaliation, and recommend disciplinary action for Backlot employees 
  • Helping investigate and resolve audit claims from various pension & health plans 
  • Helping defend NLRB, EEO and wage and hour cases
  • When requested, serving on various industry committees and/or as a trustee on guild and union pension and health plans 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • JD degree from an accredited law school
  • Bar admission required
  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience with bargaining agreements and union/management relations
  • Minimum 3+ years’ experience in labor and employment field 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in entertainment industry labor and employment field strongly preferred 
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local labor and employment laws (EEO, FLSA, etc.)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Excel proficiency, including the use of formulas, functions, tables, ranges, and pivot tables to analyze mass payroll data
  • Thrives working in a team environment
  • Ease with open communication and difficult conversations 
  • Experience interacting with all levels of staff and personnel, including senior management, executives, and industry colleagues 
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and inquisitive
  • Excellent organization, time management, and project management skills
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and prioritizing competing deadlines
  • Negotiation experience
  • Litigation experience

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio’s iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount’s film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures’ passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry.

Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.


 Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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