Assistant General Counsel

Allen Park, MI 48101, USA

Detroit Lions

About the Role


The Assistant General Counsel will assist with completing all team business contracts, managing contractual relationships, overseeing litigation, limiting legal and business exposure, and advising team management and employees on all relevant matters. The ideal candidate is highly self-motivated, personable and adept at spotting and analyzing legal and business issues on a day-to-day basis. This role will protect the Club’s interests with appropriate legal terms and conditions and deliver high-quality legal services and counsel to business colleagues in a timely manner. The Lions offer an energetic work environment built on collaboration, growth, and a quest to excel in everything we do.

The Assistant General Counsel position will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, the following:

Provide legal advice on a wide variety of contract, corporate, litigation, employment and compliance issues; propose solutions while balancing legal considerations with business objectives.
Structure, review, draft and negotiate team business agreements. Agreements range from routine form contracts to highly complex, customized, mission-critical agreements, including corporate sponsor, suite agreements, sweepstakes, ticketing, marketing, event, licensing, media & technology, premium hospitality and vendor contracts.
Help protect the Club’s intellectual property.
Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues and provide clear recommendations to stakeholders and members of the staff.
Know, understand and monitor compliance with terms of existing contracts with rights holders, sponsors, vendors and other interested parties.
Know, understand and monitor compliance with NFL policies, as well as local, state and federal law.
Know, understand and monitor compliance with relevant U.S., international and state data privacy and data security laws.
Counsel internal clients on legal issues and strategies while analyzing and assessing potential risks associated with proposed courses of action.


About the Company

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934 and are the NFL's fifth oldest franchise.

The Detroit Lions currently need an Assistant General Counsel. It will be based out of the Allen Park Training Facility located in Allen Park, Mi with occasional docking at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit. We will accept applications for this position until 11:59PM on February 18th, 2022.