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Director, Business & Legal Affairs

Golden State Warriors
$192,000- $203,000
Posted Mar 20
Full Time
San Francisco, California

About The Position

The Golden State Warriors are looking for a results oriented Director to join our Business & Legal Affairs team. The ideal candidate will have experience working on a broad range of legal matters (e.g., sports, entertainment, media, IT, etc.) with expertise in intellectual property, marketing and/or data privacy. This individual will safeguard GSW’s reputation by guaranteeing that the organization strictly follows applicable law and provide legal counsel to numerous business functions with a strong emphasis on the marketing department. This position reports into our Business & Legal Affairs department.

Come share your expertise while learning more about this growing sports and entertainment organization that values your initiative and dedication!

This is a full-time position based onsite in San Francisco, CA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and review business contracts, including sponsorship agreements, arena event licenses and complex commercial contracts
  • Provide accurate and timely counsel to executives on a variety of legal topics
  • Provide drafting, negotiation and strategic support to sales, marketing, business development and digital content teams
  • Review advertising materials and marketing plans to ensure compliance with NBA rules and applicable law
  • Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations, and assure legal compliance
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems and develop strategies to avoid litigation and reduce potential areas of risk
  • Drive continuous improvements in policies and processes, including standard practices and documentation templates
  • Provide counsel and written reports to Chief Legal Officer and key partners
  • Conduct a wide variety of legal research and interpretation

Required Experience & Skills

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 5-7 years of legal experience, within a law firm or in-house legal team
  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: corporate law, intellectual property, digital marketing, data privacy, sponsorship, entertainment, touring/events
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent analytical, research and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to explain legal issues to non-legal staff and collaborate with internal external legal staff
  • Ability to build positive working relationships and trust with clients and peers at all levels within the organization
  • Experience negotiating and drafting agreements with excellent attention to detail
  • Desire to work on a broad range of legal matters
  • The highest level of integrity and an unwavering sense of what is best for the business
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently lead and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced environment


  • $192,000 - 203,000 + Bonus
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision benefits for employees and dependents
  • Employer 401K match
  • Vacation, Summer Half-Day Fridays and a generous paid time off plan for pregnancy and parental leaves
  • Warriors home tickets, team store discount and more!

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Golden State Warriors is an equal opportunity employer.

We will ensure that qualified applicants with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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