Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs

05 Oct, 2021

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Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs

Electronic Arts (EA)
Redwood City, CA • Remote (NY, VA)

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

 

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

We are looking for an attorney with 10+ years’ experience to serve as Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs.  The right candidate is an experienced, effective and practical attorney who can drive EA’s public policy initiatives and oversee government engagement in the Americas.

You will report to EA’s SVP, Legal and Government Affairs.  Location is flexible.

Responsibilities:

Electronic Arts and the video game industry’s policy issues are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where regulation, public policy, business and technology intersect.  You will lead government relations efforts and shaping public policies that promote a framework where EA and our players can thrive.

  • Monitor, track and analyze legislative, regulatory and public policy developments and identify emerging trends to assess potential impacts on EA; draft or contribute to amendments, comments and position papers.
  • Advise internal stakeholders on matters of public policy, including external stakeholder perspectives, to inform and influence business decisions.
  • Consult internal stakeholders to develop external policy positions that align with the business.
  • Represent EA with regional trade associations, industry coalitions and other organizations to strategically drive public policy priorities.
  • Advocate for EA externally on regulatory and policy issues, including with external stakeholders including government, legislators and regulators, NGOs and other policy stakeholders.
  • Guide the company’s interactions with government on specific policy and business initiatives and more generally to bring an understanding of EA’s business and influence decisions.
  • Build and maintain a network of stakeholders, including representatives from other game industry companies, associations, coalitions, and other potential third-party allies, with the purpose of aligning common interests and promoting the development and recognition of EA and the industry.
  • Collaborate with adjacent internal teams on campaigns and initiatives with public policy, legislative or government relations impacts.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. and 10+ years’ relevant experience, with both in-house and top-tier law firm or government experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, impeccable integrity, good judgment, strong analytical skills, and a keen sense of humor;
  • Collaborative by nature and able to build strong partnerships;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and ability to manage a diverse and complex workload;
  • Ability to drive global, enterprise-wide policies and practices;
  • Ability to engaged with government and regulatory officials;
  • Ability to support and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders; and
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

We love to celebrate our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match, of course, free video games and more!

About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.
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Job posted: 2021-10-05