CBS Corporation Assistant General Counsel, Litigation in New York, New York

Assistant General Counsel, Litigation

REF#: 32631


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences.


The Assistant General Counsel, Litigation will be responsible for managing a variety of litigation and pre-litigation matters, as well as providing day-to-day legal advice to business units within the Company. Litigation matters include class action lawsuits, media litigation (including defamation claims and reporter’s privilege issues), employment litigation, intellectual property claims, and general commercial disputes, as well as third-party subpoenas and government requests.

  • Analyze claims and formulate litigation and early case resolution strategy.

  • Manage outside counsel by coordinating and directing litigation strategy and establishing and monitoring case budget.

  • Conduct legal research and writing for matters where outside counsel is deemed unnecessary (i.e., responses to pre-litigation claims and third-party subpoenas).

  • Review and approve pleadings and motions and attend mediations, court hearings, and depositions.

  • Coordinate and supervise discovery, including collection and production of materials.

  • Keep management and business units apprised of litigation developments and strategy.


JD from accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and admission to New York Bar.

At least 4 years of legal experience at a top-tier law firm or corporate legal department, with proven ability to handle all aspects of litigation.

Strong analytical, problem solving, and writing skills, and excellent negotiating abilities.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to perform both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Superior work ethic, well organized, and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously.


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