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Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Operations

Portland, OR, USA

Portland Trail Blazers

About the Role


In alignment with our commitment to flexibility and contemporary work dynamics, we operate under a hybrid work model. As such, the Assistant General Counsel will be required to maintain a presence at our primary office location, the Moda Center, for a minimum of three days per week.


Provide detailed and timely legal and business counsel to all departments of our organization on corporate transactions, risk management, labor and employment, facilities management/vendor services, and other legal matters.
Negotiate, draft, review, and manage commercial contracts and other legal documents necessary to facilitate a variety of transactions supporting corporate governance, third-party relationships and engagements, vendor management and procurement, facilities, and events management.
Work closely with our HR, IT, finance, administration/operations, and other corporate groups, as well as the Blazers Foundation.
Assist with the maintenance and management of departmental operations and processes, and legal education and training for internal groups.
Maintain familiarity with NBA Constitution, Bylaws and all other NBA rules and regulations to counsel on, and ensure compliance with, those rules and regulations.
Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal department processes.
Assist with company risk management and mitigation initiatives and prepare and advise on related policies, protocols, and training in relevant areas of responsibility.
Review, revise and develop internal regulations, policies, and procedures as necessary to best protect and serve our legal and business interests.
Assist with corporate governance matters and maintain corporate records.


About the Company

As employees of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter, we do more than basketball. We bring people together to create extraordinary moments and lasting memories through the power of sports and entertainment. We are pioneers and innovators. We look for people who push boundaries, who dream, who are committed to inclusivity – who want to contribute to Rip City!

We are seeking a driven, passionate, and experienced Assistant General Counsel to join our in-house Legal team.

As an Assistant General Counsel, you will collaborate frequently with the General Counsel to counsel our leadership and staff on a variety of legal and business risks, strategies, and transactions, with a primary focus on internal operations and drafting and analyzing agreements. You will add value advising on risk management, internal/external operations, NBA rules/regulations, and general corporate matters. You will report directly to our General Counsel, advising and representing the Portland Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter in legal matters.

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