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Legal: Salary Cap/Collective Bargaining
Staff Attorney - National Hockey League (New York, NY)

SUMMARY

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

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

1. 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. 2.Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
3. 3.Do you have at least 3 to 5 years of prior litigation experience at a law firm? If so, with which law firm?
4. 4.Do you have the ability to travel for business purposes both internationally and domestically?
5. 5.On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least) how would you rate your knowledge of hockey and the NHL specifically?
6. 6.What are you salary expectations for the position? (Please enter your current salary or a salary range).


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