Head of Legal

MISSION

To trailblaze a future of professional sports that is player-led and fan-focused.

VALUES

1. Stay grounded
2. Think critically
3. Encourage creativity
4. Persevere through the noise
5. Operate like an owner
6. Be Helpful

Job Title: Head of Legal
Location: Must be willing to relocate to LA
Job Type: Full-time
Start Date: Immediate
 
Position Overview:
The PLL is seeking an ambitious, skilled legal strategist to develop, manage and execute the PLL’s legal strategy. Individuals must be a serial self-starter, highly capable, and eager to deliver against aggressive targets. The Head of Legal is primarily responsible for assisting various departments with legal matters. This position requires assisting the PLL Executive Team and General Counsel with duties and tasks daily.  

Responsibilities:
  • Manage PLL’s legal team against set KPIs and key results
  • Assists the Business Operations departments in the following areas: drafting and negotiating term sheets, broadcasting agreements, sponsorship agreements, licensing agreements, venue agreements, influencer agreements, player contracts, and other general business transaction documents.
  • Assists the CEO and General Counsel in managing outside counsel, including but not limited to the following:
    • Litigation Counsel
    • Immigration Counsel
    • Financing and M&A Counsel
  • Assists the Human Resources department in areas of employment law and labor matters.
  • Assists the Head of People and General Counsel in the oversight of workers’ compensation cases and risk management (including COVID-related strategy).
  • Provide advice and assistance regarding IP issues arising in connection with various worldwide merchandising/consumer product initiatives.
  • Conduct trademark search/clearance of all proposed league and team brand identities (including logos, names, mascots, slogans).
  • Provide advice and assistance with website, data, and internet-related issues.
  • Liaise with and advise TV, Social Media, and Digital distribution teams on rights and clearances associated with a network and digital distribution matters.
  • Present analyses directly to executives and management
  • Assist with corporate governance including service as Corporate Secretary to the board of directors.
  • Strategic liaison with the PLL’s lacrosse operations teams on topics, including player contracts, the player handbook, and on-field discipline.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience.
  • JD degree and in good standing with the Bar (California or New York preferred).
  • Exceptional organizational, writing, and grammar skills required.
  • Ability to perform duties and make decisions that require independent judgment, initiative, and tact.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality in all aspects of job duties.
  • Consistent, punctual, and regular attendance.
  • Professional image and demeanor.
  • Strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment and ability to interact professionally with the external community.
  • Understanding the lacrosse community and broader media landscape is a plus
  • A hard worker who is a “doer” first; must be ready to roll sleeves up
  • Highly motivated and eager to make an impact on the organization
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Premier Lacrosse League is an equal opportunity employer. Premier Lacrosse League is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

ABOUT THE PLL

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brought the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, composed of 7 teams rostered with the best players the game has to offer.  Recently awarded SBJ’s Breakthrough Sport of the Year in 2020. The league was Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The league was announced in October 2018, with an exclusive media-rights deal with NBC Sports Group. The PLL’s second season will begin in May 2020, with seven teams, embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL championship game. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media- rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit PremierLacrosseLeague.com, and follow on social media:

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