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The NWSL office is growing to meet the demands of the changing global landscape of professional women's soccer. We are looking for individuals who desire to make an impact on the future of sport in the United States.

Position Description

Reporting to the NWSL Legal Counsel, the Associate Counsel will provide general legal support to the NWSL. The ideal candidate is intelligent, hardworking and self-starting, reliable, organized, and can manage multiple assignments and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. This position is based in New York, NY.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft, prepare and review a variety of transactional documents, including sponsorships, licensing, media rights, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and other documents as assigned.

  • Maintain contract management system, organization of internal records and manage document retention policy

  • Assist with managing intellectual property portfolio, including interacting with outside counsel regarding filing of trademark applications, gathering specimens for applications, and drafting and reviewing cease and desist letters.

  • Assist in developing league policies and procedures.

  • Interpret applicable league rules.

  • Assist in coordinating the immigration and visa processes.

  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues as appropriate.

  • Support risk management efforts and management of insurance policies.

  • Drive continuous improvements in policies and processes, including document templates; evaluate workflows and establish priorities.

  • Perform other ad hoc projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school.

  • Minimum 2-5 years of relevant experience.

  • Strong teamwork and relationship management skills; works effectively as a liaison between the legal department and all internal clients and external partners/stakeholder.

  • Proven ability to conduct research and manage projects and documents, including contracts.

  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in response to changing priorities and needs.

  • Demonstrated willingness to continuously acquire new competencies and accept new challenges.

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Proficient with Microsoft applications including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and must be able to effectively manage communications and projects with a remote workforce.

  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and dedication in the fulfillment of commitments.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Excellent organization skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to work nontraditional hours.

Desired Qualifications

  • Combination of law firm and/or in-house experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience in governance, risk management, and compliance.

  • Guided by strong moral and ethical principles .

  • Pursues lifelong development and learning.

  • Communicates in a direct, open, and honest manner.

  • Accountable for actions and decisions.

  • Seeks feedback.

Equal Employment Opportunity

NWSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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