Job title: Associate Counsel, NBA G League

Company: NBA

Job description: At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Position Summary: This position will primarily support the NBA G League’s commercial businesses, reporting to the G League General Counsel. The position will be responsible for a variety of matters, including negotiating and drafting sponsorship, media, marketing, licensing, event and services agreements, and providing legal and business support to the NBA G League and its teams generally (including with respect to collective bargaining).

Major Responsibility:

  • Draft and negotiate league-level sponsorship, media, marketing, licensing, event and services agreements and other agreements supporting the commercial business of the NBA G-League Draft and negotiate technology services agreements and other vendor agreements relating to the business of the NBA G League Advise in-house clients and G League teams, and draft appropriate communications, on various legal and business matters including IP usage and general compliance with league rules, standards and policies
  • Provide support for (i) the collective bargaining process with the Basketball Players Union, and (ii) general CBA compliance and enforcement
  • Perform special projects and other assignments as requested by G League senior management

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 3-5 years of experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department
  • Outstanding written and oral business communication skills
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills
  • Experience with commercial transactions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; flexibility and effective time management skills to balance multiple priorities
  • Creative problem-solving skills to assist in meeting business needs and seizing new opportunities, while mitigating risk and managing key relationships
  • Strong commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance

Education: Law degree and admission to practice in the State of New York

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

Expected salary:

Location: New York City, NY

Job date: Sun, 19 Dec 2021 01:13:29 GMT

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