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General Commercial/Contracts, Intellectual Property, Retail
This position will function as a legal and business affairs counsel for NBA Properties, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Legal and Business Affairs. The primary focus of this position will be providing legal support for the merchandising division within the NBA's Global Partnerships group.
Drafting and negotiating retail product license agreements, premium manufacturing agreements, NBA Store (physical and e-commerce) operator agreements and other agreements relating to the operation of the NBA's merchandising business
Advising in-house clients on various licensing and retail distribution issues, including trademark usage and compliance with NBA rules, standards and policies
Supporting and coordinating with other groups within the Legal department, including IP enforcement, Compliance and Litigation, to administer and manage the NBA's global licensing portfolio
Advising team counsel on matters relating to the manufacture, promotion, distribution and sale of NBA consumer products
Performing special projects and other assignments as requested by the Senior Vice President for Legal and Business Affairs, the Deputy General Counsel or the General Counsel
Experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department
Business or legal experience in corporate transactional environment preferred
Strong drafting and negotiation skills
Exceptional written and oral business communication skills
Creative problem-solving skills to assist in meeting business needs and seizing new opportunities while mitigating risk and managing key relationships
Effective time management and organizational skills to balance competing priorities and manage workflow in a thoughtful and effective manner
Law degree and admission to practice in the State of New York
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with offices in 13 markets worldwide, games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and NBA merchandise for ...sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2014-15 season featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, which is available in 60 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which recorded 26.9 billion page views during the 2013-14 season, with more than half of all visitors originating from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 730 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $242 million to charity, completed more than 3 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 915 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.
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