KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various
entertainment properties, including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, ELYON, and TERA. The name, which is
derived from the word craftsmanship, is an acknowledgement of the company’s never-ending pursuit of
innovation and creating engaging experiences.
KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings,
and Unknown Worlds. KRAFTON is rapidly growing and seeking a Counsel who will be full-time in Los
Angeles area or the Bay Area, California. This is a great opportunity to think independently, take
initiative of legal affairs, and work in one of the most exciting industries in the world. As Legal Counsel,
you will be part of a fast-growing legal department and will report directly to the Head of Global Legal.
 

Esports/Commercial Transactions Attorney
 Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other members of the Esports team to help build, shape, and enhance the
    company’s Esports and community/influencer competition programs
  • Advise on the legal aspects of all phases of our global and regional esports and
    community/influencer competition programs for PUBG, Battlegrounds Mobile India, PUBG: New
    State and other properties
  • Provide domestic and international regulatory advice and support to the company’s business and
    compliance teams on issues related to esports, sponsorships, gambling, games of skill,
    sweepstakes, and events
  • Research topics to evaluate and mitigate legal risk
  • Draft, negotiate, advise, and review Esports related agreements including: tournament operation
    licenses and services agreements, broadcast licenses and services agreements, competition
    participation agreements, rulebooks, sponsorships, etc
  • Draft, negotiate, advise, and review other commercial agreements including: services, marketing,
    licensing, technology and data privacy-related agreements, etc.
  • Provide hands-on counsel to all levels of the organization and assist in managing the operations
    of the legal department globally
  • Ensure that company communications, contracts, documents, filings and press releases undergo
    legal review
  • Review changes to law and regulations and advise regarding any impact to the business
  • Engage and coordinate with outside counsel as well as the legal team in HQ in Seoul for certain
    matters
  • Other relevant legal duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from a top accredited law school
  • Admission to the California Bar (preferred)
  • 4-6 years of experience in a major law firm or in a videogaming/esports/entertainment/gambling
    industry company
  • Experience with Esports, traditional sports, fantasy sports, gambling regulations or related
    regulatory considerations
  • Experience with videogame/software technology matters
  • Experience with linear TV or other entertainment industry matters (e.g. talent, production,
    broadcast agreements)
  • Knowledge of Korean a plus, but not required
  • Must have a sense of humor and interest in gaming/esports
  • Strong sense of customer support and excellent interpersonal/communication skills

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