Counsel, Technology Transaction - National Hockey League (New York · NY)

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SUMMARY
Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.  With more than 600 employees across offices in New York, Toronto and Montreal, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.

OVERVIEW
The National Hockey League seeks an experienced attorney to provide legal support on technology- and data-related transactions, and other data and privacy matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Participate as a member of the League's in-house legal team primarily focusing on advising on negotiating strategy, structuring and general legal advice relating to IT / technology agreements, consulting agreements and data and privacy matters; responsibility for planning and day-to-day management of transactional processes; drafting/reviewing relevant agreements/documents; providing legal support in connection with League technology partnerships and League NFT and Metaverse businesses as needed; assisting in managing outside counsel; and performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 7 years of transactional experience focused in technology and/or data.
  • Experience with NFTs, the Metaverse or related areas a plus.
  • Law firm experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated superior drafting, negotiating, communication (written and oral), and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in identifying critical legal issues and evaluating and weighing legal risks.
  • JD from an accredited law school. Admission (or ability to be admitted) to New York Bar required.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • A positive, team-oriented and collaborative attitude.

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Benefits to working at National Hockey League include:
  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision insurance effective on the date of hire
  • 401(K) Plan and Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Paid Company Holidays
  • Salary Range for this position is $175k - $195k


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. This position will be based in our New York City Office. Are you willing and able to commute to our office for this position?

  2. If you are not currently living in the tri-state area, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense for this position?

  3. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?

  4. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship to continue work in the United States?

  5. What are your salary expectations for this role? (NOTE - we are NOT asking for your current salary or salary history)

  6. How did you first learn about this role?

  7. Are you admitted as a lawyer in good standing in New York (or at least one state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or a foreign jurisdiction)? (Please indicate which one(s)).

  8. Do you have seven or more years of transactional experience focused in technology and/or data? Please describe the nature of this experience in terms of years and responsibilities.

  9. Please provide a brief statement describing your interest in working for the NHL’s Legal Department.