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Associate Counsel, WNBA and NBA G League

REQ ID:  8226

New York, New York, US, 10022


The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having received a booster when eligible. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


Position Summary: This position will report to the General Counsel of the WNBA and NBA G League, with a primary focus (approximately 75%) on the WNBA.

The position will be responsible for a variety of matters, including supporting the league office with respect to collective bargaining and governance issues, commercial relationships, and advising teams on compliance with league rules relating to game operations, player matters and local team commercial relationships.


Major Responsibility:

  • Support league and team basketball operations, including player contract administration, salary cap enforcement, player trades, player/team employee discipline and international clearances
  • Support league governance, including intercompany agreements, management of committees, investor support, and corporate minutes
  • Provide overall support for the collective bargaining process with the Women's National Basketball Players Association and Basketball Players Union, along with general CBA compliance and enforcement
  • Advise teams on league rules and policies, including the drafting of memos and other communications
  • Negotiate, draft, and administer certain league commercial agreements
  • Develop and oversee health and safety protocols for players and team staff
  • Contribute to WNBA and NBA G League strategy, development, and execution
  • Perform special projects and other assignments as requested by WNBA and G League senior management


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • 3-6 years of experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department
  • Outstanding written and oral business communication skills, including both drafting and negotiating
  • Strong commitment to quality work product and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information, along with strong organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to be flexible and to effectively balance multiple priorities
  • Creative problem-solving skills to assist in meeting business needs and seizing new opportunities, while mitigating risk and managing key relationships


Education: Law degree and admission to practice in the State of New York


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.




Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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