Counsel (Esports)

Los Angeles, CA

The Riot Legal team has the responsibility to constantly provide the highest quality legal services that fully align with Riot's company mission of putting players first. Figuring out what's "best for the company" always begins with thinking about what's "best for players." Every policy or contract that we draft; every lawsuit that we file or defend against; every letter we send; and all the legal advice that we give to our business partners, must always be done with our players' interests in mind.

As Counsel (Esports), reporting to Principal Counsel, you will provide outstanding legal advice to help Riot get to the next level. You will work with colleagues across multiple functions on various esports related legal matters, including league governance and management, rules and discipline, online and live esports events, business development and other commercial transactions, with the opportunity to grow and evolve depending on your interests and the business's needs. You will have a meaningful role on the corporate Legal team and the opportunity to develop professionally in a collaborative environment.


  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements including vendor, IP/IT licensing, entertainment and media licenses, tournament licenses, venue agreements, team participation and licensing agreements, and sponsorship agreements
  • Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding decisions and operations
  • Provide strategic advice to teams about legal risks and compliance requirements
  • Work with the global Legal team to protect the interests of Riot and its players

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience as an attorney at a reputable law firm or company

Desired Qualifications

  • Transactional experience
  • Experience working at or with a major video game publisher, esports, or traditional sports organization
  • Background and knowledge of copyright and trademark law

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and choices that focus on your fellow Rioters, who are the customers of your work. Being a dedicated fan of games is not necessary for this position!

Our Perks

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.

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