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Associate Counsel, Litigation

New York, NY, USA


About the Role

Position Summary:

This position will primarily provide support on litigation and arbitration matters involving the NBA and its affiliated leagues. Reporting to the Vice President & Assistant General Counsel – Litigation & Player Matters, the position will focus on commercial litigation, CBA-related arbitrations, and liability risk management.

Major Responsibility:

Assist in managing commercial litigation matters involving the NBA and its affiliated leagues in state and federal courts across the country. Primary responsibilities include: supervising outside counsel, directing case strategy, reviewing case filings, reporting to league management, and advising in-house business clients on case updates and liability risk.
Coordinate with and advise NBA team general counsel on team-related litigation and pre-litigation matters.
Work with NBA regional office lawyers on international disputes.
Support day-to-day litigation case management (e.g., discovery, litigation holds, insurance, budgeting, indemnification requests, audits, press inquiries, case monitoring, third-party subpoena responses).
Provide support on all aspects of CBA-related arbitrations, including briefing, hearings, factual investigation, and research and analysis.
Perform special projects and other assignments relating to collective bargaining, league operations and governance, and disciplinary appeals.


About the Company

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.

NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes

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