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Associate Counsel, Litigation

$190,000- $215,000/ year
Posted Mar 06
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Position Summary:

This position will primarily provide support on litigation and arbitration matters involving the NBA and its affiliated leagues. Reporting to the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel – Litigation & Player Matters, the position will focus on commercial litigation, CBA-related arbitrations, and liability risk management.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing commercial litigation matters involving the NBA and its affiliated leagues in state and federal courts across the country. Primary responsibilities include: supervising outside counsel, directing case strategy, reviewing case filings, reporting to league management, and advising in-house business clients on case updates and liability risk.
  • Coordinate with and advise NBA team general counsel on team-related litigation and pre-litigation matters. 
  • Work with NBA regional office lawyers on international disputes.
  • Support day-to-day litigation case management (e.g., discovery, litigation holds, insurance, budgeting, indemnification requests, audits, press inquiries, case monitoring, third-party subpoena responses).
  • Provide support on all aspects of CBA-related arbitrations, including briefing, hearings, factual investigation, and research and analysis.
  • Perform special projects and other assignments relating to collective bargaining, league operations, and league governance.

Required Education/Professional Experience:

  • Admission to practice in the State of New York. 
  • J.D.
  • 2-5 years of experience at a law firm.

Required Skills/Knowledge Attributes:

  • Excellent record of academic and professional achievement. 
  • Litigation experience required.
  • Outstanding written and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with competing demands.
  • Strong commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance.

Salary Range: $190,000 - $215,000 annually 

We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.

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