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Associate Counsel - Technology and Events

New York, NY, USA


About the Role

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for a variety of matters, including providing legal support and advice to the IT department, to Global Content and Media Distribution (GCMD), and across all functions on technology and data; and providing legal support and advice to the Events group.

Major Responsibilities:

Draft and negotiate vendor agreements, software and other license agreements, and other agreements to support operations of the IT department
Draft and negotiate technology, media operations and data agreements to support GCMD (including content production), Basketball Operations (including performance data), and across all business functions, as needed
Provide legal support and advice to Events, including drafting and negotiating agency, vendor, venue and talent agreements
Provide legal support and advice relating to USA Basketball, including commercial agreements and other matters
Perform special projects and other assignments, as requested by Vice President, Assistant General Counsel - Media and Events, and Legal Department senior staff


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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