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Associate Counsel

Green Bay, WI, USA

Green Bay Packers

About the Role

Job Responsibilities:

Drafting and approving a variety of agreements that minimize risks and maximizes legal rights, including licenses, waivers and releases, leases, non- disclosure agreements, sponsorship agreements, vendor agreements, employment agreements, sweepstakes and contest rules, and purchase and sale contracts.
Work with Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel/Associate General Counsel to manage organization’s legal matters on a day-to-day basis.
Occasionally represents the club at the NFL league level.
Identify proactive solutions to eliminate or mitigate risk.
Manages litigation, including at the NFL level.
Develop, approve, and enforce a variety of strong and successful policies and procedures throughout the organization.
Selects, supervises, and retains outside counsel, as required, to obtain legal opinions or to handle claims and litigation.
Anticipates and identifies legal issues and counsels officers of the organization and other upper management in order to develop legal strategies and solutions, often in situations of great political, public relations, or financial risk or significance, and with limited time for assessing alternatives.
Provide counsel and advice on business decisions and transactions.
Review, understand, maintain, and provide advice on all corporate documents, NFL documents and major partner agreements
Draft summaries of contracts, leases, and other long form documents.
Provide counsel and advice in connection with risk management.
Maintain contract tracking system that ensures requirements, including notice and insurance, are met.
Create and ensure internal compliance with document management policies.
Develop and maintain contract management software process.
Ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including NFL rules and regulations.
Assist and managing intellectual property rights and obligations, including working with outside counsel to file, maintain, and oppose trademark applications.
Works closely with insurance brokers on risk issues.
Monitor and advise on current industry legal trends and developments.
Identify and respond to issues in a timely, accurate, positive and professional manner.
Assists Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and others with corporate governance matters.
Coordinate construction professionals, public officials, trade unions and others on legal issues, contracts and agreements.
Coordinate all legal aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, and leases.
Assumes responsibility for special projects assigned from time to time by the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel/Associate General Counsel.
Perform other related legal duties as directed by the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel/Associate General Counsel.


About the Company


The applicant should have the ability to multi-task, cover a high volume of deals, and work independently to structure, negotiate and expeditiously close both simple and complex transactions. They should also be able to develop highly effective and productive working relationships within the organization, among other clubs, and throughout the NFL. First class interpersonal and executive communication skills are critical to the role.

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