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Sr. Associate Counsel

Tampa, FL, USA

Tampa Bay Lightning

About the Role

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Support the VSG organization and the SVP, Legal and Business Affairs on all transactional matters, and collaborate on corporate legal strategies
Ensure timely and accurate filing of all corporate annual reports and other filings as required by law
Evaluate and determine which corporate commercial agreements including, but not limited to, sponsorships, loge, suite, and premium seat arrangements, event agreements, media rights, promotions, contests, raffles, leases, arena operations, and vendor commitments are to be assigned to Corporate Counsel and which are to be retained for drafting and preparation
Ensure compliance with all ADA and accessibility requirements for all venues and facilities managed or operated by the Company, including providing language for necessary signage and ensuring such signage is posted
File, defend, maintain, and enforce organization-wide trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property matters
Ensure compliance with all data privacy laws and educate internal departments on the requirements of same
Analyze and assess all claims and litigation to determine possible trends and recommend remedial and pro-active corrective measures
Research various legal issues and provide written and oral legal opinions as needed and as requested
Supervise and mentor Corporate Counsel to ensure continued professional growth and development
Perform other related duties as assigned by the CEO, COO, CFO, and/or SVP, Legal and Business Affairs


About the Company

Job Summary:
Reporting to the SVP, Legal and Business Affairs, the Sr. Associate Counsel is responsible for providing comprehensive legal support and service to all departments and business units within the Vinik Sports Group (VSG) organization. This includes ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, and Local corporate filing requirements, reviewing, drafting, negotiating, managing, and enforcing business contracts and operational agreements, determining when to engage outside legal counsel and overseeing all such outside assignments including, but not limited to, litigation and labor issues, ensuring compliance with all applicable law as well as NHL rules and regulations, preparing the Legal Department Budget and managing in compliance with approved financial parameters, presenting relevant legal educational seminars to operating departments, monitoring trends and staying abreast of changes in the law within the Company’s areas of operation, supervising and mentoring the development of Corporate Counsel, and assisting the SVP, Legal and Business Affairs and VSG Executives on other legal matters, as requested.

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