About the Role
The National Hockey League seeks a recent (i.e., class of 2023 or 2024) law school graduate for a two-year legal clerkship program, which aims to provide early in-house opportunities. The clerkship program would begin in September 2024.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate as a member of the League's internal legal team with exposure to a broad range of matters, including business transactions, labor and employment law, intellectual property, licensing transactions, financing matters, corporate governance and compliance, and other matters.
Responsibilities may include:
Participating in drafting and negotiating sessions for various corporate documents;
Assisting with labor matters such as grievance hearings and other matters arising under the Collective Bargaining Agreement;
Providing support on intellectual property matters, including clearances, licensees and trademarks;
Reviewing and participating in policy and training development on corporate compliance matters;
Participating in meetings with League management and Club personnel to provide legal and business advice;
Working collaboratively with outside counsel;
Providing support on internal employment and human resources matters; and
Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned
About the Company
Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. With more than 600 employees across offices in New York, Toronto and Montreal, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.