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Director of Legal Affairs

St Paul, MN, USA

Minnesota Wild

About the Role

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Represent, direct, and negotiate legal matters for the Company.
Coordinate with the Vice President and General Counsel, internal departments, and external clients from contract initiation through execution and final sign-off.
Draft, review and negotiate contracts for Minnesota Wild Entities including sponsorship agreements, suite license agreements, employment agreements, television and broadcast agreements, event contracts, vendor contracts, promotional contracts, concessionaire, and merchandising contracts.
Handle all Data Privacy matters for the Minnesota Wild Entities.
Coordinate obtaining music licensing agreements and compliance with such
Work closely with the Vice President and General Counsel on managing active litigation, assisting with NHL Matters as well as large ownership and global projects.
Represent and handle all intellectual property issues for the Minnesota Wild Entities, including the filing and renewals of trademarks, as well as monitoring and protecting the use of such marks as needed.
Represent the Minnesota Wild Entities on all legal matters pertaining to litigation, including employment legal matters filed against the team or arena, collection matters and litigation defense of matters.
Interface with applicable internal departments to develop contractual documents for specific departments.
Ensure that the Minnesota Wild Entities’ active social media presence adheres to evolving governmental rules and regulations, proactively reviewing social media presence to ensure full legal compliance.
Prepare and coordinate trademark filings and renewal efforts for the Minnesota Wild Entities. Maintain and update master contract database and filing system.
Conduct research on a variety of legal topics including social media rules and regulations.
Maintain current knowledge and familiarity with laws, regulations, and precedents.
Partner with internal teams in addition to coordinating with external insurance brokers, carriers, National Hockey League personnel, team sponsors and city government personnel.
Other duties as deemed necessary or as directed.


About the Company

The Director of Legal Affairs' primary responsibilities will be to direct and manage legal services for the Company including the NHL Minnesota Wild Hockey Club, the AHL Iowa Wild Hockey Club, the Saint Paul Arena Company (SPAC), which operates the Xcel Energy Center, the Saint Paul RiverCentre, Treasure Island Center and Venture 32 which operates the State of Hockey brand (collectively, the “Minnesota Wild Entities”). These legal services will include contract negotiations related to the hockey teams, contracts and agreements for concerts, family shows, sporting events, conventions, and other related events; service contract negotiations; workers compensation; employment laws; general liability and other legal matters of the Company.

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