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Deputy General Counsel

PlayOn! Sports
Posted Mar 27
Full Time
HybridChamblee, Georgia

Company Overview

The future of high school athletics and activities is powered by PlayOn! Sports. Through GoFan, the NFHS Network, and rSchoolToday, the PlayOn team elevates the event experience for schools and communities across digital ticketing, fundraising, concessions, streaming, websites, and activity management.

PlayOn has united top brands in the school event space with a shared passion for athletics and activities and the lifelong memories that they instill. We take pride in empowering schools to save time and focus on what matters most: the students, staff, and communities who make their programs possible.

Thousands of schools partner with PlayOn to provide unparalleled access to millions of people to discover, enjoy, and relive their favorite events in person and online. As we continue to grow, we remain true to our vision to be there for schools so their communities can be there for every moment.

THE ROLE

PlayOn! Sports is looking for a Deputy General Counsel that will report to the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and work closely with the CLO in managing legal affairs for PlayOn. Areas of focus could include a wide range of complex commercial transactions, compliance, data privacy, consumer protection, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation, external affairs and legal operations. The right individual for this role will be a leader experienced in partnering with senior business leaders, product and technology leads, and business development leads that is able to effectively manage an array of legal matters and provide practical advice in a fast-paced and growing technology company.

Additional responsibilities and accountabilities for this role could include:

  • Compliance and Governance: Provide legal counsel and support on corporate governance matters, ensuring adherence to pertinent laws and regulations while fostering a culture of compliance within the organization.
  • Contract Drafting, Analysis and Negotiation: Engage in the drafting, analysis and negotiation of a diverse array of contracts, ranging from technology vendor agreements to licensing agreements to advertising and sponsorship agreements. Assist in analyzing M&A and investment transactions.
  • Litigation Management: Assist in the oversight and management of litigation and other legal disputes.
  • Intellectual Property Management: Assist in the strategic management of the company's intellectual property portfolio.
  • Data Privacy and Product: Work closely with product, marketing, information security, customer support and privacy experts to provide legal counsel on a wide range of data privacy and technology/product matters. Identify and mitigate legal risks related to data privacy and consumer protection, both in contracts and operationally.
  • External Affairs and Stakeholder Collaboration: Assist CLO, executives and cross-functional teams in fostering collaborative relationships with key internal and external partners, including the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), state high school associations, districts, schools and community leaders.
  • Legal Operations: Assist in further developing legal operations and contract management processes and systems. Work with and manage external counsel.

THE PERSON

  • 8+ years of general corporate legal experience gained at both law firms and in-house.
  • A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a reputable accredited U.S. law school.
  • License in good standing with one or more state bars (Georgia preferred).
  • Well-rounded legal expertise in multiple areas relevant to a fast-paced and growing consumer-facing technology company, including governance, compliance, complex commercial transactions, data privacy and intellectual property.
  • Development and implementation of corporate procedures and policies.
  • Must possess excellent strategic, organizational, project management and communication skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience partnering with boards, executive leadership, HR teams, product/tech teams, finance teams and key external stakeholders. Ability to effectively communicated complex legal and business concepts to non-legal stakeholders. Business acumen and ability to align legal strategies with business objectives.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE WORKING AT PLAYON! SPORTS

PlayOn! Sports is more than just a place to work. It's a place to learn, grow, and thrive as people and professionals. We encourage a healthy work-life balance at PlayOn! Sports through offering flexible working schedules and generous paid time off in the off-season. Come be a part of the team that is changing the landscape of high school sports!

Some benefits we offer include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Multiple Medical options to choose from
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Fun and collaborative hybrid/flexible work environment

Note: Part-time employees and interns are not eligible to participate in any of the Company’s Employee Health Benefit Plan listed above. These Benefits are only available to full-time employees of the Company.