Job Title: Deputy General Counsel
Job Summary: The Deputy General Counsel is a critical player in the Kansas City Royals Legal Department and will provide legal support to business units across the Kansas City Royals organization and its affiliated entities. The position will provide support on legal matters, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements. This position will require excellent business judgment, adept problem-solving and strategic thinking, with an ability to work independently and collaboratively in a collegial, fast-paced environment.
- Review, draft and negotiate a variety of agreements including technology and other commercial agreements, service agreements and waivers, event contracts, non-disclosure agreements, marketing and sponsorship agreements, suite licenses, and real estate agreements.
- Advise and assist on advertising and marketing initiatives, including sweepstakes, contests and promotions, and privacy matters, including drafting rules, releases, and reviewing promotional and creative materials.
- Advise with employee relations and labor relations concerns in partnership with internal and external counsel.
- Assist with corporate governance and corporate finance matters, as requested.
- Assist on policy drafting, updates and compliance, including researching legal issues for the development and improvement of policies and procedures.
- Support legal team with the management of various litigation matters, including by assisting with legal research and document production.
- Ensure compliance with record retention, privacy and data protection laws and regulations.
- Support business partners with respect to legal issues surrounding operations.
- Help facilitate the day-to-day operations of the in-house Legal Department.
- All other duties, as assigned.
Position Qualifications, Skills, and Experience Requirements:
- A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school
- Admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri, or qualifying for Limited Admission as In-House Counsel Under Missouri Bar Rule 8.105 and admission to practice in Missouri
- 5+ years of legal experience required, preferably at a full-service law firm or large corporate legal department
- Experience drafting and reviewing commercial contracts required
- Experience in legal matters related to data privacy, intellectual property, and/or advertising initiatives preferred
- Superior written and oral communication skills, including ability to translate legal reasoning for non-lawyers
- Organizational skills and business acumen
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build strong, collaborative and consultative relationships with key business partners
- Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
- Ability to prioritize workload and use time efficiently
- Flexibility and the ability to work non-standard hours as needed
- Ability to lift items weighing as much as 15 pounds
- Must be able to work in a seated position for majority of workday
- Must be able to be productive utilizing a computer keyboard and telephone
- Must be able to be productive in a work environment where the noise level can be high at times
- Must be comfortable walking to navigate the facility to access the office, concourse, etc.
- Must be able to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling
The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time; walk; use hands, handle, or feel.
This role is a Full-Time, Exempt opportunity that is eligible for Company Benefits, 401K, and PTO. This role is expected to have a standard 40-hour work week.
We also afford equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability. For this reason, the Kansas City Royals will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant consistent with its legal obligations to do so, including reasonable accommodations applicable local, state and / or federal law. As part of its commitment to make reasonable accommodations, the Club also wishes to participate in a timely, good faith, interactive process with a disabled applicant to determine effective reasonable accommodations, if any, which can be made in response to a request for accommodations. Applicants are invited to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made to assist them to perform the essential functions of the position they seek. Any applicant who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions please inquire with Human Resources by email at [email protected].
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.