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Counsel with The New York Racing Association, Inc in Jamaica, NY

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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law

Job Overview

The New York Racing Association, Inc. seeks an attorney to work with its simulcasting and on-line gaming businesses. Primary responsibilities would include drafting and negotiating inbound and outbound licensing agreements, wagering agreements, broadcasting agreements, content rights acquisition, and advising on rights and intellectual property issues.       
Collaborating internally with members of the business operations this person will be responsible for understanding business unit responsibilities and translating them into insights and actions to protect and maintain NYRA’s intellectual property, regulatory authorizations and legal rights.


  • Draft, review, negotiate and manage wide range of legal agreements while minimizing business risk.  
  • Ensure appropriate control procedures are executed and documented.  
  • Advise internal business clients on contract interpretation and negotiation.  
  • Guide responses to potential contractual breaches and infringements of NYRA’s intellectual property, including drafting termination letters and cease and desists.  
  • Interpret applicable gaming laws and regulations and advise internal business clients as to legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate with regulatory bodies as necessary.  
  • Outstanding academic credentials and references, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, initiative, sound judgment and strong negotiating, drafting and analytical skills.  
  • Collaborate closely with the legal team, internal business clients, and other business areas (including Simulcasting, TV, Finance, IT, and Marketing).  
  • Must be a team player with the ability to serve multiple clients in a fast-paced environment and effectively juggle competing priorities.
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changing business needs as required.    

Ensures that business units understand, incorporate and follow NYRA’s Shared Values and the following Supporting Behaviors:
  • Values Others
  • Achieves Excellence
  • Enhances the Guest Experience
  • Demonstrates Business Knowledge
  • Coaches and Develops (for those who supervise others)
  • Motivates and Empowers (for those who supervise others)


  • Education:  Must have a J.D. 
  • Experience:  3+ years of transactional and/or intellectual property experience at a law firm or 
  • Other (certifications):  Admission to New York State Bar  
  • Sports, entertainment, or gaming experience preferred but not necessary.  
 Knowledge Required:
  •   Excellent problem solving, analytical and reporting skills
  • High level of professionalism, integrity and commitment to quality
  • Training materials development and maintenance and training delivery skills a plus
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and listening 
  • Team player and change agent willing to take on all tasks, large and small 
  • Ability to create and complete project deliverables and documentation in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance to meet corporate and team objectives

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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