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Associate Counsel

Company name

The Oakland Athletics

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 15,2018

Posted on

Jun 14,2018

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required

Location

Oakland, CA
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Associate Counsel The candidate will work on large and small matters that require impeccable judgement, smarts, a can-do attitude, and the ability and desire to collaborate cross-functionally. Will proactively counsel internal clients, negotiate agreements, support innovative organizational initiatives, and help identify and manage legal risks. Assisting the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel with the day-to-day management of Club legal and compliance matters, including those relating to sales and marketing, broadcasting, finance, information technology, international operations, special projects, stadium operations, baseball operations, merchandising, public relations, litigation, workers’ compensation, intellectual property, and general employment law. Acting as the Club’s legal representative with its employees, players, coaches, ownership, partners, vendors, contractors, outside counsel, insurance companies, and agents. Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Applying established legal principles and sound judgment to manage risk throughout the organization. Drafting, organizing, and maintaining the Club’s corporate records. Assisting the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel in policy drafting and revision. Assisting the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel in maintaining correspondence with Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office, related MLB entities, and MLB Clubs. Assisting the General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel in providing legal services to the San Jose Earthquakes.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have JD degree from an accredited law school with excellent academic credentials and Bar membership in good standing. Should have 3-5 years of experience with a law firm and/or in-house legal department. Outstanding negotiating and writing skills, with a strong ability to draft and review legal documents, analyze complex issues, and provide practical, business-oriented solutions is required. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills and ability to maintain strong relationships at all levels of the organization is needed.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Oakland Athletics
7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621

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