Business Law

Business Law

Learn the basics of business law from a top lawyer at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Harvard Law School graduate. Understand what lawyers do for companies, the difference between in-house and outside counsel, how to work with lawyers in your job, and much more!

What You'll Learn

Legal Aspects of Business

Learn the basics of what kinds of legal activities happen inside businesses and why you need lawyers on your team.

What Lawyer's Do

Learn the difference between the various types of lawyers you might encounter in business and what their roles and responsibilities are.

How to Work with Lawyers

Understand how lawyers can help you elevate your game at work, when to bring the lawyers into your project or deal, and how to best partner with them.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Zach McGee

    SVP, Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Zach McGee is SVP, Business Affairs, for Sony Pictures Entertainment where he leads worldwide business affairs for Sony’s home entertainment division. Before moving to Sony, he was SVP, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Miramax and VP, Legal Affairs, at NBC Universal. Mr. McGee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Curriculum

  • 01 The Fundamentals of Business Law

    Learn what lawyers do in companies, how they think and how they can help you get things done.

  • 02 Working with Your Legal Team

    Learn best practices for working with in-house or outside counsel.

  • 03 Negotiations and Deal Making

    Hear advice about how to leverage lawyers and when to bring them into a deal negotiation.

  • 04 Parting Thoughts

    Hear the wisdom and advice about working with lawyers and getting the most out of them at work.