Legal: Salary Cap/Collective Bargaining
Staff Attorney - National Hockey League (New York, NY)
The National Hockey League seeks an attorney specializing in general litigation to work on a variety of legal matters, with a particular emphasis on NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining related matters, including health and safety provisions of the CBA and grievances.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
The Staff Attorney will be responsible for participating as a member of the League's internal legal team on all matters related to general litigation and collective bargaining matters. The qualified candidate will provide the NHL management and Club personnel advice and assistance with respect to interpreting, implementing and enforcing CBA provisions including those addressing player health and safety matters and other labor matters. The position will also participate as first or second chair in NHL/NHLPA grievances.
The qualified candidate must have at least 3-5 years of litigation experience at a law firm, a law degree and New York bar admission. Labor law experience a plus. Superior drafting and communication (both written and oral) skills. and the ability to work independently are a must. The ideal candidate must also possess excellent organizational and project management skills and a high level of commitment to quality work product. A high level of ethics, integrity and compliance with law will be pertinent in this role.
The qualified candidate must have the ability to work nights and weekends (when necessary) as well as have the ability to travel for business purposes. Completing projects in a timely, efficient and effective manner, while effectively managing multiple assignments, priorities and deadlines is a must in this role. The successful candidate will have exemplary ability with reasoning through complex legal documents and arguments, distilling relevant information and summarizing in a clear, coherent manner. Must have the ability to develop and advocate League positions and respond to adversarial positions. 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.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.