New York, NY, USA

National Basketball Players Association

About the Role

DESCRIPTION: Attorneys at the NBPA are responsible for protecting, representing, and maximizing the rights, interests and well-being of the union and its members. Priorities include negotiating and administering the Collective Bargaining Agreement, prosecuting grievances and resolving disputes under the Agreement, formulating policies, representing the union in litigation and other business matters, administering the NBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents, and advising the Executive Committee on matters that impact players and the organization. As Counsel, you will provide legal support to the General Counsel and other attorneys and staff on a variety of these matters.


· Focus on supporting various arms of the union, including finance, security, player

engagement, player programs, health and sports science, career development, and


· Contribute to the collective bargaining process, both in negotiations, administration and


· With regard to collective bargaining, you will be asked to research various legal and

other issues, and provide support on various matters related to the administration of the

salary cap and free agency system

· Assist on matters involving the NBPA Regulations Governing Player Agents.

· Where appropriate and to the extent able, you will be asked to conduct and participate

in grievances on contract and discipline matters.

· Negotiating and drafting agreements in various business contexts, working with staff to

help achieve their objectives.


About the Company


The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.

The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including by, among other things, negotiating the collective bargaining agreement, administering benefit programs and grievances on their behalf, enhancing their NBA experience, and helping prepare them for life after the NBA. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the for-profit subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights. For more information, visit