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Associate Counsel

Full-time position with Minnesota Vikings in Eagan
Job posted January 22, 2024

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About The Role

Our mission at the Minnesota Vikings is to Advance the Vikings legacy through the passionate pursuit of excellence.

We strive to achieve, we put the team first, we seek to learn, we exhibit high character, and we are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

SUMMARY: Seeking an associate attorney with two -four years of experience to support the Minnesota Vikings organization and its various departments, by providing legal counsel in a highly dynamic environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide variety of commercial contracts including sponsorship and premium suite agreements, event agreements, employment contracts, consulting agreements, NDAs, technology agreements and various vendor contracts.
Draft and update various contract templates for use by the legal team.
Proactively assist in the development and implementation of improvements to contract processes.
Research various legal/regulatory issues; provide clear and concise summaries, recommendations and guidance to internal staff.
Develop expertise in the areas of sweepstakes, contests and promotions; draft associated rules and provide guidance to staff on legal requirements.
Develop knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, laws, current practices and new developments relating to professional sports, the NFL and its member clubs.
Manage document production and discovery for litigation matters in conjunction with outside counsel.
Develop understanding of NFL ticketing requirements, personal seat licenses and associated legal issues to assist internal personnel in the development and implementation of sales initiatives.
Assist in the protection, licensing and use of trademarks and other intellectual property.
Develop deep understanding of team’s risk mitigation and insurance practices, including the drafting of insurance related contractual provisions as well as the review and processing of COIs.
Draft, review and manage waivers/releases for events and activities.
Assist with the handling of workers compensation claims in collaboration with outside counsel and football staff.
Work with HR and legal team to review, update and develop internal employee guides and policies.
Develop knowledge and expertise in international laws and regulations in the areas of data privacy, sweepstakes, and other compliance issues relating to the team’s NFL marketing rights in the UK and Canada.
Perform all other special projects or duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

High level of personal integrity and professional ethics
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
Proven understanding of the business imperative around inclusivity and diversity
Demonstrated ability to advance organizational culture
Superior organizational skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize, manage workflow and complete projects on a timely basis
Strong attention to detail
Desire to continuously learn, develop, improve and accept new challenges
Growth mindset, empathy, grit, adaptability, resilience and collaboration demonstrated through prior experiences
Advanced proficiency in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and associated computer skills
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with appropriate sensitivity and discretion
Willingness to work longer work hours and on weekends when necessary

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school with strong academic credentials
Licensed to practice and bar membership in good standing; ability to become licensed in the State of Minnesota with significant progress in such licensure achieved within one year of hire
Two – four years of experience with a law firm or as in-house counsel
Experience in contract drafting and negotiating with strong foundation in corporate law

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving boxes etc.
The ability to sit at a desk for long periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standard office for regular office hour

The Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.


 

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