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Director, Legal – Business Affairs, Product Madness, Seattle, WA

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Product Madness, an Aristocrat company, has exclusively retained Harris Legal Search to recruit a Director, Legal—Business Affairs to be based at Big Fish Games’ new headquarters in downtown Seattle.

This hire will report directly to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Aristocrat Digital (Product Madness & Big Fish Games).  Product Madness seeks an experienced and motivated commercial attorney to join its growing and dynamic company.  They are interested in someone who is proactive, energetic, and entrepreneurial, and who enjoys taking on new challenges.


  • Drafting and negotiating commercial transaction agreements in a variety of subject areas, including licenses and development of technology and content, commercial partnership, advertising and marketing, and human resources. 
  • Collaborating and communicating directly with all business clients, including senior executives, to provide logical, articulate, and practical business, legal and risk management guidance on a wide range of matters, and anticipating follow-up needs. 
  • Working closely with other members of the Aristocrat Digital legal team to share best practices and support business growth and product development, including with respect to intellectual property and international consumer regulatory compliance. 
  • Assisting as necessary in the management of disputes and litigation. 
  • Creating and delivering cross-channel educational presentations and tools about relevant legal issues that are pertinent to the company. 
  • Aiding in the creation and implementation of internal policies and procedures. 
  • Balancing multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced industry. 
  • Periodic domestic and international travel required. 


  • Exceptional academic background from a top-tier law school.
  • 8+ years of experience, preferably with a combination of in-house and prominent law firm experience.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills, including strong drafting skills.
  • Ability to efficiently drive complex projects and provide sound counsel in the face of imperfect information and ambiguity with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to react with urgency to situations and events that require a quick response.
  • Passion for continuous learning and professional development, with flexibility and willingness to dive into any projects requiring legal support, such as intellectual property and employment matters.
  • Proactive, organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills, including strong drafting skills.
  • High level of professional integrity and discretion when dealing with colleagues and senior management internally, and with third parties on behalf of the company.
  • Excellent, practical judgment regarding business and legal decisions.
  • Leadership style that is straightforward and inclusive.  Willing to “roll up your sleeves” to work with other members of the Aristocrat Digital legal team and business clients at all levels of the company to drive strategy and execution of projects and initiatives. 


In 2012, social casino company Product Madness was acquired by Aristocrat Leisure Limited, a publicly-traded Australian company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers and designers of casino slot machines.  Product Madness is based in London, with other locations including San Francisco.  In 2018, parent company Aristocrat’s digital segment grew with the acquisition of Big Fish Games, based in Seattle.  The legal team supporting Aristocrat Digital (Product Madness & Big Fish Games) is also located in Seattle.

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