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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law
Staff Attorney - National Hockey League (New York City, NY)

SUMMARY

The National Hockey League seeks an attorney specializing in general litigation matters to work on a variety of legal matters, including litigation and NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining related matters, including health and safety provisions of the CBA, and grievances.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITES

This position will:

  • Participate as a member of the League's internal legal team on all matters related to general litigation and collective bargaining matters. 

  • Work on health and safety related matters and CBA designated committees.

  • Provide to NHL management and Club personnel advice and assistance with respect to interpreting, implementing and enforcing CBA.

  • Participate as first or second chair in NHL/NHLPA grievances. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate will have a law degree, New York bar admission and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of litigation experience at a law firm. They must have superior drafting skills and the ability to reason through complex legal documents and arguments. The ability to distill relevant information and summarize in a clear coherent manner necessary in this role. Ability to develop and advocate League positions and respond to adversarial positions a must. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication (both written and oral) skills, be able to work independently and solid interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex matters in a confident, straight forward manner to both lawyers and non-lawyers.  Ability to write clearly, coherently, and professionally. Oral advocacy skills necessary. 

He or she will have superior organizational and project management skills, project management skills and excellent attention to detail.  Ability to complete projects in a timely, efficient and effective manner.  High level of commitment to quality work product and a high level of ethics, integrity and compliance with law. Must have the ability to effectively manage multiple assignments, priorities and deadlines.  Must have the ability to work nights and weekends when necessary and to travel for business purposes.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALL PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This position is located in NYC. If necessary, are you able to relocate at your own expense? (The NHL does not pay relocation fees).
2. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
3. What are your salary requirements for this position?
4. Do you have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of litigation experience at a law firm? If so, where?
5. On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 being the least), how would you rate your knowledge of the NHL?


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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law
Staff Attorney - National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARY

Transactional attorney to provide legal support primarily to the NHL sponsorship and consumer products licensing business, and, secondarily, to provide legal support on NHL entertainment/production matters and to handle other NHL Enterprises transaction matters as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The position will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and administering legal aspects of various agreements with NHL sponsors and product licensees, as well as the legal review of related advertising and marketing materials and products.  Secondarily, this position will provide legal support on NHL entertainment/productions matters, including drafting, negotiating and administering talent and music agreements and providing legal support on related rights clearances and releases.  Other NHL transactional matters will be assigned on a case by case basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualified candidate should have two to five years of corporate transaction experience at a law firm with experience in licensing a strong plus, but not a requirement.  Superior drafting, negotiating, communication, organization and problem-solving skills are a must.  Qualified candidates must also have the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple assignments and deadlines.  JD from accredited law school and admission to the New York Bar is required.

WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS FOR THEIR INTEREST IN THIS OPPORTUNITY, HOWEVER ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.  NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS, PLEASE.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. This position is located in New York. If necessary, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
2. Do you have the legal authorization to work in the United States?
3. Are you admitted to the New York Bar?
4. Do you have a minimum of two years of transactional experience at a law firm?
5. Please describe the nature of your transactional practice.
6. Do you have any experience handling licensing and/or any sports or entertainment related transactions? If so, please describe this experience.
7. Have you had opportunities for direct client contact? If so, please describe two particular instances.
8. What are your salary requirements for this position?


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