Associate Counsel - Media

New York, NY, USA

NBA

About the Role

Major Responsibility:

Provide ongoing legal analysis and advice to clients in connection with complex, long-term domestic and international television, and digital media agreements (including with social media and new media partners)
Negotiate, structure and draft various agreements for the Global Media Distribution department and other members of media client group (e.g., television and digital media licensing, production)
Participate in negotiation sessions with partners
Assist media clients in analysis of existing agreements, issue spotting, new business development, negotiation strategy, contractual compliance, and other legal and business affairs matters

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About the Company

Position Summary: At the NBA, we are passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world. As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more.

While Basketball Operations runs the league's on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success.

This position will function as legal and business affairs counsel, providing support and advice to internal clients on various media transactions, with an initial focus on international media partnerships, including television and digital media, and partnerships with social media companies and new media companies.