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Corporate Counsel - GameChanger

Posted May 23
Full Time
RemoteNew York, New York

Youth sports offer important life lessons that propel kids toward meaningful futures, including a sense of family and community. GameChanger by DICK’S Sporting Goods works to connect families via live video streaming of games, scorekeeping and team communication tools for more than half a million teams. We are a remote-first, dynamic tech company based in New York City intent on improving youth sports for all and developing our own teammates.

OVERVIEW:

This position is ideal for a dynamic mid-level attorney (5-7+ years) looking to join a growing in-house legal team to partner with a fast-growing technology company passionate about building products that elevate youth sports communities. In this role, you will provide business-minded, practical, and solution-focused support related to technology, product and software development, privacy and data protection, strategic growth, marketing and advertising, and sales. You will be a member of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Legal team and primarily serve the GameChanger business, providing recommendations to GameChanger’s top management on transactional and compliance issues.

This is a fantastic opportunity if you are an agile attorney who is enthusiastic about youth sports and committed to collaboration, innovation and strategic growth!

Preferred candidates will be in the NY Metro area, with the ability to collaborate in-person at our NYC office as well as occasional travel to DICK’S headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Advice and Counsel: Related to technology, product and software development, privacy and data protection, strategic growth vehicles, youth sports and education regulations and policies, and marketing and advertising matters. Provide business minded and solution focused support to GameChanger business units, including people, operations, strategy and business development, data and analytics, product, marketing, engineering and finance.

Contract Negotiation and Drafting: Related to all aspects of the GameChanger business including strategic growth vehicles (e.g., deal structure and terms, transactional and purchase agreements); marketing initiatives (e.g., agency, sponsorship, collaboration, licenses, media, AdTech, influencer, etc.), business development (e.g., sales, partnership and sponsorship agreements); and complex commercial agreements (e.g., vendor agreements, SaaS/technology agreements).

Outside Counsel Interaction: Identifies important and emerging areas of the law for strategic outside counsel support, including matters related to privacy and data protection laws; advertising laws and regulations; intellectual property; regulatory compliance; and dispute management (including litigation and discovery). Oversees outside counsel on strategic growth matters, including due diligence and deal support.

Subject Matter Expertise: Knowledge and expertise in privacy (including child online protection laws), consumer protection, advertising laws and regulations, NIL laws, SaaS business models (recurring revenue, customer acquisition costs, and churn rates), and open-source software (OSS). Knowledge of employment issues. High level of business acumen, considers financial impact when making decisions.

Department Operations: Participates and assists in projects, both with GameChanger and the DICK’S legal team. Works with, oversees and assists Legal Analysts with respect to legal issues and drafting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Juris Doctor Degree, licensed to practice in New York AND/OR Pennsylvania
  • 5-7 years experience Software/Technology Law

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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