Staff Counsel for the Miami Marlins in Miami, FL

Monday, November 25, 2019 12:46 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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Staff Counsel

Position Summary:

The Staff Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support and service to all the departments within the Marlins’ organization. This includes reviewing, drafting, negotiating, managing, and enforcing the Marlins’ business contracts and operational agreements; assisting with managing litigation matters; ensuring compliance with applicable law and MLB rules and regulations; managing worker’s compensation cases; and assisting the Vice President and General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and other Marlins’ executives on other legal matters, as requested.

Essential Functions:

  • Review, draft, manage, and enforce corporate sponsorship agreements, luxury suite and premium/non-premium seat agreements, and marketing agreements
  • Advise and assist in the implementation of all promotions, contests, and sweepstakes
  • Review, draft, and manage non-baseball event agreements, third-party vendor agreements, and independent contractor agreements
  • Review, draft, and manage waivers and releases for events at Marlins Park and strategize with the Marlins’ Director of Risk Management to minimize risks to the Marlins
  • Manage document production and discovery matters for Marlins’ litigation
  • Defend and maintain the Marlins’ trademark and other intellectual property rights
  • Research various legal issues and provide written and verbal legal opinions as needed
  • Provide support to the Marlins’ organization in applying for SAFETY Act certification and designation
  • Manage the worker’s compensation litigation process
  • Assist the Baseball Operations Department in preparing salary arbitration cases
  • Provide support for legal issues relating to the Marlins’ minor league, spring training, and international operations
  • Assist the Legal Department with transitioning to an electronic document management system
  • Maintain and update the electronic document management system
  • Manage the tracking database for premium and non-premium seat agreements
  • Maintain and update the database of templates for agreements, waivers, and releases
  • Support the Legal & Risk Management Departments with various tasks and special projects, as requested, including administrative support as requested

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Strong writing skills, analytical ability, and oral communication skills required
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a person who is positive, team-oriented, & self-starting required
  • Knowledge of the MLB salary arbitration process preferred
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling

Suggested Education & Experience Guidelines:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school required
  • Bar admission or eligible for authorized house counsel certification in Florida required
  • 1-2 years legal experience in drafting and managing business contracts strongly preferred
  • Work or internship with another sports organization preferred
  • Superior record of academic achievement and leadership initiative required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please apply here.

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