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Legal Counsel with Multipurpose Arena Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX

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LEGAL COUNSEL
TRAIL DRIVE MANAGEMENT CORP. – Dickies Arena of Fort Worth, TX
Dickies Arena will be a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena will be owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena, scheduled to open in November 2019, will host concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and will be the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo performances.

Reports to: 
Director of Finance 

Job Description : The position of Legal Counsel will be responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts for upper management and staff of TDMC, providing general legal advice with respect to contractual obligations, ensuring adherence to policy guidelines and proper governance, and supervising litigation matters as requested, and for assisting with corporate strategic and tactical initiatives to reduce liability where appropriate. The Legal Counsel will assist with matters related to the arena operations, employee relations, marketing, different programs, pricing and promotions, and consumer protection (including customer complaints, payment types, and return policies).

Essential Duties:
  • Maintain a deep understanding of contract templates, contract policy, legal risk and liability, and TDMC’s position on various matters.
  • Drive contract lifecycle from negotiation through execution.
  • Maintain permanent contract files. 
  • Possess a strong understanding of indemnification clauses.
  • Demonstrate substantive mastery of event management rights and obligations.
  • Must be familiar with insurance programs, property, casualty, excess, workers’ compensation, and claims management, and be able to negotiate settlements where appropriate. Must be able to track liability claims and work with brokers as well as outside legal counsel.
  • Prepare legal opinions and provide legal support to TDMC’s executive management.
  • Examine facts or evidence, correlate findings and recommend defense or prosecution of lawsuits.
  • Research statutory law and court decisions for assistance with preparation of legal opinions, briefs or court action.
  • Review regulatory decisions of TDMC for legal risk, i.e. marketing matters, including events sponsorships, labeling and advertising issues.
  • Oversee event management compliance, including regulatory compliance and safety in coordination with corporate staff.
  • Manage licensing processes with support from external counsel as needed.
  • Guide and advise TDMC staff on compliance with, and interpretation of, applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations to ensure the compliance of the arena’s website.
  • Provide legal counsel in the areas of intellectual property, consumer law, marketing, employee relations, technology, digital media, privacy and/or regulatory compliance.
  • Project manage the implementation of legal initiatives and projects.
  • Provide support to TDMC staff on other legal matters on an as-needed basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Active and in good standing to practice law by a state bar is required, with immediate eligibility to be licensed to practice in the State of Texas
  • Specific experience with litigation strategy and management of claims preferred 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience 
  • Experience as in-house and/or organizational counsel, or service in a dedicated counsel role, preferred
  • Experience with management of outside counsel and case budgeting preferred
  • Experience working with event management arena setting preferred
  • Experience with intellectual property and marketing a plus
  • Experience with general contract drafting and review preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Learning agility
  • Strong empathy and EQ
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Work well with all levels of employees

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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