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Director, Legal and Business with XFL in Stamford · CT

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About the XFL
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. Delivering authentic, high-energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The league will launch with eight teams in markets across the country, 45-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. The XFL is a single entity that owns the league and all teams, employing professionals at the Stamford, CT headquarters as well as in each of the markets that the teams call home.

About the Role 
The Director, Legal & Business Affairs will work closely with the current Director, Legal & Business Affairs (Director) and Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs (VP) to facilitate the management of all phases of legal advice for the business, football operations, and functions of the XFL, including negotiating and drafting commercial agreements related to all parts of the organization with a particular focus on technology and digital transactions, IP issues, and privacy and data security matters. This role also will be responsible for working with the Director and VP in counseling senior executives and internal client groups on various legal, business, and risk management matters.
 
The successful candidate will be eager and experienced, detail-oriented, and must specifically excel in high visibility, fast-paced, high-stress, and “roll-up-your-sleeves” environments. He/She will have significant transactional/commercial contract experience at a law firm and also will have a proven track record of skillfully navigating deals and successfully negotiating on behalf of a company.
 
What you will do: 
  • Work closely with the Director and VP to serve as a go-to legal service provider.
  • Draft and support execution of various agreements across the organization, including complex commercial transactions, technology agreements, strategic digital agreements, service provider agreements, consulting and professional services agreements, event contracts, sweepstakes rules, marketing partnerships, sponsorships and other sales agreements, and various licensing agreements, as well as provide strategic legal and business counsel in negotiating and structuring the same.
  • Provide counsel on issues of strategic importance to the organization, and, as appropriate, contribute to the corporate strategy planning process.
  • Provide counsel and support on various data privacy matters including CCPA and various other data privacy issues to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Support the company’s efforts to protect all forms of its intellectual property, including its patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights; assisting in the management of the company’s IP portfolio.
  • Support the development and dissemination of policies that will ensure that the company is in compliance with all laws, regulations, and rules that may apply to the company’s activities; specifically working to ensure compliance with privacy, antitrust, corporate conduct, equal opportunity, environment, anti-corruption, consumer regulatory, and other laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Actively champion the company’s ethics and integrity by visibly and regularly educating company employees on the company’s compliance policies and overseeing the company’s implementation of those policies.
  • Stay abreast of market and industry trends in the sports and entertainment sectors. 
  • Manage legal processes, procedures, and protocols for all functions of the organization. 
  • Provide legal support to the organization’s health & wellness program and medical services practices. 
 
What you will bring:
At least 7+ years of legal and business affairs experience with increasing levels of responsibility. At least 5+ years of law firm experience required with additional in-house experience preferred.
Extensive commercial transactional work with subject matter expertise in technology and digital transactions, privacy, data security, and intellectual property matters. 
Self-motivation and deal-savviness with demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer a high level of customer service.
Adept at working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Creative, business-friendly approach to problem solving.
Strong academic credentials from an ABA accredited law school and bar admission.
Excellent academic background. 
Experience practicing with a top tier law firm.  
Outstanding negotiating, drafting, and proactive client-service/support skills, as well as a high level of comfort providing business-savvy legal counsel in an entrepreneurial environment. 
An organizationally sophisticated self-starter able to perform duties with minimal supervision.
Solution-oriented approach and philosophy, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, sound judgment, outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills, exceptional organization and management reporting skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
Ability to collaborate proactively with multiple departments across the company and its multiple lines of business. 
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The XFL maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

** Only applicants who are legally authorized to work for the XFL will be considered. The XFL does not provide any work authorization sponsorship, or any assistance in securing, maintaining, or extending work authorization. **
By submitting this application I acknowledge and understand that Alpha Entertainment LLC [XFL] will collect and use my personal information in accordance with XFL’s Applicant Privacy Notice (https://www.xfl.com/legal/ccpa/xfl-applicant-notice).

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