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Legal Affairs Manager and Trial Counsel

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Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Dec 07,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Colorado Springs, CO
Practice Area
Government / Public Law >> Government / Public Law
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  LEGAL AFFAIRS MANAGER and TRIAL COUNSEL



 



REPORTS TO:



Results Management and Investigations Senior Director



 



DIRECT SUPERVISOR OF:



Testing Results Lead



 



JOB SUMMARY:



Responsible for providing support for investigating and prosecuting anti-doping rule violations, for testing results management, contract negotiation and drafting, compliance and employment related issues.



 



RESPONSIBILITIES:




  • Assist with the evaluation and adjudication process involving anti-doping rule violations, both for cases involving positive prohibited substance test results and violations where test results are not at issue

  • Provide support in decision making regarding testing strategy and testing resource allocation, sample documentation review, and the investigation of potential anti-doping rule violations

  • Assist in the preparation and prosecution of anti-doping rule violation matters going to arbitration and those resolved outside of arbitration

  • Become proficient and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of anti-doping rules, standards, procedures, protocols and best practices and assist with USADA’s compliance

  • Assist with the development, maintenance, and review of USADA protocols and procedures

  • Assist all USADA departments with legal matters, including conducting research and contract drafting and review

  • Interact with USOC Athlete Ombudsman, defense counsel, USADA clients and stakeholders

  • Uphold USADA’s mission, standards and best practices at all times with integrity and in a collegial fashion

  • Assist the Results Management and Investigations Senior Director and the General Counsel as requested to accomplish projects and manage operations within USADA’s Legal Department, including: providing leadership and direction for staff, developing frameworks for programs and processes, aiding staff members in task prioritizing and developing job specific goals and objectives, and maintaining quality management and consistent compliance with anti-doping rules and best practices



 



GENERAL:




  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of all Legal Department records

  • Recommend necessary updates and revisions to Legal Department policies and procedures

  • Recommend necessary updates and revisions to Legal Department technology projects and databases

  • Complete Legal Department Playbook tasks as assigned

  • Projects and other duties as assigned



 



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:




  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school

  • Preferred two - five years legal experience with a law firm or serving as legal counsel for an entity

  • Minimum three (3) years successful work experience with staff management, supervision, and process creation

  • Proficiency in legal negotiation

  • Demonstrated success in leading and supervising people and processes

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with various levels of management

  • Ability to interact with internal and external customers

  • Ability to work in a diverse environment

  • Ability to multitask and to work accurately under pressure

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Able to perform in a team environment

  • Able to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed

  • Proficiency in MS Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook)



 



PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:




  • Knowledge of legal aspects of athletics, sport, doping control and anti-doping rules

  • Experience with arbitration and/or alternative dispute resolution

  • Experience working with Boards of Directors and non-profit corporations



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