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Associate Counsel - Player Health

REQ ID:  5068

New York, New York, US, 10022

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world.

As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


Position Summary:


To assist with and manage all operational and legal aspects of player health matters, including relating to the NBA's health research programs, anti-drug program, electronic medical records and injury tracking systems, sports science and wearables initiatives, cardiac and concussion programs, and youth basketball development efforts.


Major Responsibility:


  • Manage various player health-related programs and processes, including league health advisory committees (cardiac, concussion, sports science, etc.)
  • Manage day-to-day operation of anti-drug program Interact regularly with team player health staff (physicians, athletic trainers, etc.), the National Basketball Players Association, and team counsel regarding player health rules and other matters
  • Draft memos to teams regarding player health and performance matters
  • Manage creation and implementation of training documents related to electronic medical records and injury surveillance and prevention efforts
  • Draft and negotiate agreements with health-related partners and vendors
  • Conduct legal research, and provide analysis and advice on player health matters
  • Supervise health-related NBA rules enforcement
  • Provide health-related litigation support


Required Skills/Knowledge:


  • Excellent record of academic and professional achievement
  • 3-6 years of experience at a law firm and/or corporate legal department
  • Exposure to health or privacy law a plus
  • Excellent analytical, writing and oral presentation skills
  • Top-quality organizational and project management skills
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance




  • Law degree and bar admission


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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