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Staff Attorney with USTA in White Plains, NY

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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law
The USTA Legal Department seeks to hire a recent law school graduate (2-4 years’ experience) with a strong interest in working in sports (particularly tennis) as a staff attorney for a two-year period to begin in the summer of early fall of 2018.  The two-year appointment is not intended to be renewed or extended.  The position is intended to expose a new attorney to issues arising out of a sports law and not-for-profit practice.  The USTA Legal Department will make every effort to provide opportunities for the staff attorney to participate in a range of legal activities concerning the USTA as detailed below. 
 
Responsibility for a broad range of legal support for all initiatives relating to USTA business units, primarily the Professional Tennis business unit and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (responsibilities include reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of legal documents (including, without limitation, agreements), research, assisting with legal aspects of corporate compliance and policy matters, troubleshooting a wide variety of legal issues as they arise, special projects, etc.) 
Engage in extensive verbal and written communication with USTA clients (including advising all levels of USTA staff) 
Serve as a member of USTA Legal Department team providing regular interaction, counsel and legal support as needed 
Manage outside counsel as necessary 
Keep current on industry-wide legal trends and developments to proactively counsel business units and manage legal exposure 
Other such related duties as may be required 
Qualifications/Other: 
2-4 years of applicable law practice experience, some sports related experience is preferable. 
Law degree with admission to New York State bar  
Excellent drafting/writing and research ability 
Strong communications and interpersonal skills 
Must thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment 
Self-starter and independent worker, with sound decision-making abilities, significant attention to detail 
Business acumen with forward thinking, innovative mindset 
Ability to effectively respond to inquiries for customers and business community 
Ability to effectively manage outside counsel 

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