Assistant Counsel for the Miami Heat in Miami, FL

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:22 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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Assistant Counsel Position

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Position Summary:

Assists the Vice President, Associate General Counsel (“VP/AGC”) in advising the company concerning legal rights, obligations, and privileges by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following are examples of the various functions required. The job requirements are not limited to the items on this list.

  • Assist VP/AGC in handling day-to-day legal matters of The Heat Group, including corporate, intellectual property, contracts, and all other legal issues as they arise.
  • Primary areas of drafting responsibility include waivers and releases, sweepstakes and contest rules, advertising and promotional agreements, license agreements, location agreements, vendor agreements, event contracts, and other documentation.
  • Assist VP/AGC in monitoring and enforcing The Heat Group’s intellectual property rights.
  • Be responsible for familiarity with NBA rules and regulations.
  • Assist VP/AGC as needed to facilitate interdepartmental communications.
  • Assist VP/AGC with litigation, including drafting and sending correspondence, negotiating and preparing settlement agreements, and coordinating with outside counsel to manage the docket.
  • Assist VP/AGC in advising on matters relating to business strategy.
  • Assist VP/AGC in overseeing compliance with all requisite state filings pertaining to sweepstakes and contests.
  • Assist VP/AGC in providing legal support to The Heat Group’s charitable/community service endeavors, including the drafting of contracts, assisting with the issuance of licenses and permits, and otherwise supporting relevant events and liaising with third parties.

Education and/or Experience

B.A. or B.S., J.D., and two to five years legal experience.


Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations

Admission to the Florida Bar, or admission to a state bar with corresponding ability to gain certification as Authorized House Counsel in the State of Florida.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. EOE & DFWP 


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