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Associate Counsel
  • Department: Legal
  • Position Type: Full-Time Regular
  • Job ID: 9240
  • Functional Area: Legal
  • Location: New York, USA

Position Description:
This position will function as a legal and business affairs counsel for NBA Properties, advising various internal clients on media transactions. The primary focus of this position will be providing legal support and advice in connection with global media distribution deals.

Major Responsibilities:
• Negotiate, structure and draft agreements for the global media distribution group (e.g., television and digital media licensing, production, technology, work-for-hire, vendor)
• Participate in negotiation sessions with partners
• Assist staff in issue-spotting, new business development, negotiation strategy, contractual compliance, and other legal and business affairs matters
• Participate in and provide legal/IP advice in connection with review of advertising and promotional materials featuring the NBA and related league and team brands

Required Experience & Knowledge:
• Excellent written and oral business communication skills
• Strong contract drafting, negotiating and issue-spotting skills
• Ability to make timely, nuanced recommendations for business decisions based on reasoned legal analysis and the strategic objectives of the organization
• Ability to work on multiple projects and engage with multiple stakeholders in a challenging and fast paced environment
• High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics and integrity
• 2-3 years of experience at a top tier law firm and/or corporate legal department, including experience in structuring, negotiating and drafting licensing agreements
• Exposure to technology, media, intellectual property and/or cross-border transactions preferred, but not required

Educational Background Required:
• Law degree from a top law school and New York bar admission