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General Counsel - Jacksonville Jaguars (Jacksonville · FL)

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About the Jacksonville Jaguars 
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional football team and a member of the National Football League. The Jaguars are one of the NFL’s youngest franchises, and played its first regular season home game on September 3, 1995. The Jaguars are owned by Shahid Khan, a visionary leader whose businesses include Flex-N-Gate, Fulham Football Club and All Elite Wrestling. The Jaguars play at TIAA Bank Field in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Under Mr. Khan’s leadership, TIAA Bank Field has evolved to include some of the most unique stadium assets, including swim spas and 19 video boards, two of which are longer than a football field.    
 
The Jaguars company values are Passion, Respect, Innovation, Dedication and Empowerment (PRIDE). The Jaguars believe in the importance of diversity, continual learning and transparency. We also understand the role that excitement, originality and fun play in the workplace. All of these ideas come together to build a strong and dynamic workplace culture. Because of this, we are dedicated to, and encouraged by, leading the way in developing a distinct and inclusive team. 

The Counsel’s primary responsibilities will be to provide legal support, advice and counsel for Jacksonville Jaguars and all related sports and entertainment properties, including Bold Events (private events and concerts).  The Counsel will report to the EVP and Chief Legal Officer and will be part of a four person legal team, which includes another counsel and a legal coordinator.  Specific responsibilities include the following: prepare, review and negotiate all varieties of legal documents, litigation management, employment matters, real estate matters, intellectual property management, understand past, present and future NFL rules (including the CBA) and workers compensation claim management. 
 
Summary
The Counsel’s primary responsibilities will be to provide legal support, advice and counsel for Jacksonville Jaguars and all related sports and entertainment properties, including Bold Events (private events and concerts).  The Counsel will report to the EVP and Chief Legal Officer and will be part of a four person legal team, which includes another counsel and a legal coordinator.  Specific responsibilities include the following: prepare, review and negotiate all varieties of legal documents, litigation management, employment matters, real estate matters, intellectual property management, understand past, present and future NFL rules (including the CBA) and workers compensation claim management.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepare, review and negotiate all varieties of legal documents including but not limited to broadcast agreements, employment agreements, major facility-wide event agreements, catered event agreements, sponsorship agreements, merchandising agreements, suite lease agreements, vendor/service agreements, waivers, consents, real estate documents, finance documents, and legal correspondence for extensions, terminations, breach, trademark infringement, etc. 
  • Work closely with individual departments and related entities to anticipate, identify and manage liability areas and legal exposure; risk management
  • Conduct document repository and policy audits to ensure company and related entities are in compliance with appropriate laws and internal policies and procedures; quality control
  • Advise on major business transactions 
  • Review, understand, maintain and provide advice on all corporate documents, NFL documents and major partner agreements
  • Interpret, draft/revise and administer guidance related to NFL rules
  • Manage pending and open litigation matters and other claims internally and with the assistance of outside counsel
 
Job Requirements                              
  • 5+ years experience as a transactional attorney
  • Ability and flexibility to work and appreciate the varying interests of key stakeholders and a demonstrated ability to build consensus among multiple internal and external constituents
  • Ability to prioritize and execute against multiple projects under very tight deadlines
  • Licensed to practice law, be in good standing with the corresponding state bar association and have the ability to be registered as authorized house counsel in Florida within the established 

This position requires that the person be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to applicable law.
 
View http://www.jaguars.com/careers/ to learn more about what it means to be a part of the Jaguars team!
 
Applications are being accepted online only.  Please do not call to apply for this position.  Please provide complete information.  An incomplete application may affect your consideration for this position.  The Jacksonville Jaguars are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, rules, or legal requirements. 
 
By submitting this application, you understand that you may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.  You certify that the information in your application is true, correct and complete.  You authorize the Jaguars and its representatives to contact your prior and current employer and other references and all others for purposes of confirmation of the information you have provided.  You understand your application is subject to, among other things, your eligibility to work in the United States.
 
Any personal data (including any sensitive personal data) that you provide to the Jaguars as part of the recruitment process and/or otherwise for potential employment may be held and processed for the purposes of your registration, application and potential selection and in connection with any subsequent employment or placement at the Jaguars or any of its affiliates. That data may be retained and further processed for the purposes of matching your skills and qualifications to future positions, identifying you as a potential candidate for future positions, to inform you of future positions and analytics in respect of who applies for positions with the Jaguars. If you are selected for the opportunity for which you apply, your personal data may be used for the purposes of entering into a relationship with the Jaguars, including sending you correspondence or general information relating to the employment relationship. Your personal data may be disclosed to Jaguars affiliates and to third-party organizations providing services to the Jaguars. Your personal data will be retained in accordance with the Jaguars document retention policies and applicable laws.

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