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Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs with LA Clippers LLC in Los Angeles, CA

Posted on: 15 Jan 2019 546 views
: Counsel
: LA Clippers LLC
: JD
: 3

The LA Clippers are looking for a Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs to provide support and counsel to the LA Clippers and its affiliates. Your specific responsibilities will include preparing, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of legal documents, intellectual property licensing and protection, digital media and employment matters. Preferred qualifications include at least 3 years of transactional law experience, with combined experience between a law firm and an in-house legal department. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counsel on content exploitation across all media and platforms, including new formats and technologies.
  • Identify legal and regulatory issues in product initiatives, new technologies, and customer agreements, and work with the appropriate resources to create solutions and minimize risk.
  • Advise on privacy law compliance, including with respect to data protection, data retention, data security, consumer protection, and data breach rules.
  • Stay up-to-date on, and advise on potential business impact, of updates and changes to sports gambling laws.
  • Provide counsel for the business operations of the LA Clippers organization – marketing and game entertainment, sponsorship, sales, human resources and finance.
  • Prepare, review, draft and/or negotiate a wide variety of legal documents including, but not limited to, broadcast rights agreements, sponsorship agreements, sales agreements, employment agreements, vendor/service agreements, waivers, consents and finance documents.
  • Advise senior management regarding corporate governance issues and insurance matters.
  • Review sales and marketing promotional materials to ensure compliance with appropriate laws and internal policies and procedures.
  • Handle disputes and resolution proceedings between the organization and third parties with the assistance of outside counsel.
  • Assist in the development of corporate policies, template documents and compliance programming.
  • Administer and maintain contract management system and conduct central repository audits.
  • Keep current on industry-wide legal trends and developments to actively counsel business partners and handle legal exposure.

Characteristics / Qualifications

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school required.
  • Member of California State Bar in good standing.
  • Minimum of 3 years of transactional legal experience as a practicing attorney at a law firm and an in-house legal department.
  • Concrete understanding of corporate, intellectual property, privacy, sports and entertainment and contract law.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management and business partners.
  • Proficient Excel and Lexis-Nexis/Westlaw research tools.
  • Willingness to work a flexible and dynamic work schedule that accommodates the needs and demands of internal and external partners.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated dedication with the ability to lead projects from origin through execution.
  • Willingness to learn and should be able to flourish in a fast-growing, dynamic environment.
  • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach towards business.

Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the LA Clippers in 2018-19 are competing in the franchise’s 49th season and 35th in Los Angeles. They recently extended a franchise record, completing their seventh consecutive winning season in 2017-18. The team has logged the NBA’s 5th-best record over the course of head coach Doc Rivers’ five-year tenure. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and through the LA Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California. Visit the Clippers online at or follow them on social media @LAClippers.

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