Counsel, Tech Policy with Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

  • Cessna & Associates, LLC
  • Jan 21, 2021
Full time Information Technology Legal Other

Job Description

Come join one of the most exciting, dynamic organizations in the non-profit and technology worlds as a Counsel of Tech Policy!  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) represents the leading U.S. publishers of video games across the nation and on the global stage.  ESA owns and operates E3, the premier trade show for video games. They are seeking a Counsel of Tech Policy to help advance the video game industry’s public policy objectives on select technology and esports issues at the federal and state level.  This individual will help support ESA’s Government Affairs team and the Legal Department on various tech policy issues including regulation of consumer contracts, in-game monetization issues, privacy, and data security.  This exciting opportunity is located at ESA’s headquarters in Washington, DC.


The Counsel will also help guide the industry’s policy advocacy in esports, one of the most exciting emerging areas today.  This role will advance the industry’s esports priorities in coordination with ESA’s Government Affairs team and global trade association partners to promote both awareness of and a favorable regulatory climate for esports to thrive in the United States and elsewhere.  The Counsel will have the opportunity to work with top game publishers across the country, state and federal lawmakers, sister trade groups, and other stakeholders interested in advancing esports.


Qualified candidates will have a J.D., three years of experience working on technology policy issues, and an active bar membership.  ESA is seeking individuals with experience in policy making, drafting and analyzing legislation, and working with legislators and coalitions on national issues.  Familiarity with and a strong interest in esports and the gaming industry and a background in consumer privacy and/or data security issues is preferred.


How To Apply 

If you believe you meet the requirements, please submit a resume to the following job link:


Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at


ESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

About The Entertainment Software Association (ESA)


The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.  The Association represents these industry leaders across the nation and on the global stage.  ESA offers a wide range of services to its members, including a global content protection program, business and consumer research, government relations and intellectual property protection efforts.  ESA also owns and operates E3, the premier global trade show for video games and related products.


With offices located in Washington, DC, near the Gallery Place/Chinatown and Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stations, ESA offers competitive salaries and bonuses, generous benefits, and a commitment to work/life balance. 

About Cessna & Associates


Cessna & Associates, LLC is a boutique HR consultancy partnering with mission driven, non-profit organizations.  Our goal is to identify the best potential candidates that the market has to offer. 


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