General Counsel at Athletes Unlimited

Athletes Unlimited


Senior Level

United States

$110 - $160

04 Jan → 03 Feb

Job Description

Athletes Unlimited is a new model of pro sports where athletes are decision-makers and individual players are champions of team sports. We literally change the game with faster play, and a new draft and team rosters every week, delivering next-level competition and engagement in which every moment counts. With women’s softball, volleyball, and lacrosse as part of the roster and basketball to launch in 2022, Athletes Unlimited is building the next generation of both athletes and fans.

Athletes Unlimited is looking for a General Counsel to join our growing team. In this role you will be a senior strategic member of the team working with the VP of Finance and Operations to assist the CEO in guiding the organization. You will manage all aspects of the legal department including but not limited to:

Athletes Unlimited is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its hiring process based on race, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, pregnancy status, parental status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Job Responsibilities

  • Structuring, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, procurement agreements, licenses, sponsorship agreements, and other general agreements.
  • Managing trademarks and copyright applications together with outside legal counsel
  • Supporting management on all legal employment matters, including the development and implementation of equity plans and grants.
  • Providing advice and counseling on a wide range of legal topics, including compliance, risk management, sales and use tax, and global data protection and privacy issues
  • Handling all insurance applications
  • Assisting with visas for international players
  • Identifying opportunities for improving contracting efficiencies and streamline workflows to make them more conducive to automation.
  • Advising executive, senior management and board on various matters such as legal rights, and new and existing laws.
  • Maintaining knowledge of, and continually improving, organization’s operations and legal documents.
  • Conducting legal research as needed.
  • Promulgating and creating directives of corporate acts and decisions.
  • Preserving all corporate records.
  • Liaising with outside counsel regarding their assignments.
  • Preparing annual board meetings, including presentations and meeting planning and logistics.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited law school

  • Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, employment law, data privacy, etc)

  • 7+ years of relevant legal experience, ideally in at a high-growth startup, sports league or entertainment a plus but not required

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Ability to communicate and work effectively across departments

  • Entrepreneurial and comfortable performing as well as directing all relevant workstreams

Benefits/What We offer

  • This role is full-time and remote. In addition, Athletes Unlimited is proud to offer comprehensive benefits and perks to all of our full-time employees, including:

  • Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans

  • Generous 401(k) company match

  • Unlimited paid time off alongside company holidays

  • Professional development stipend

How To Apply

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