Position Overview:
The San Francisco 49ers seek an associate counsel to support team and stadium business units in legal and compliance matters. This includes drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial agreements with vendors and clients; managing the team’s intellectual property and media rights portfolios; crafting rules for contests and sweepstakes; and execution of our strategies in regulatory and compliance matters. This position reports to the Deputy General Counsel. The ideal candidate is intelligent, hard-working and self-starting, of the highest character and judgment, reliable, and organized.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and reviewing of a variety of agreements, including licenses, leases, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, purchase and sale contracts, finance and loan documents, special event agreements, and agreements for suites, sales, and parking at Levi’s® Stadium.
  • Audit contracts and local regulations to build and maintain a tracking system that ensures requirements, including with regard to notice and disclosures, are met
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues (including laws, regulations, judicial decisions and legal articles) and provide clear recommendations to internal staff
  • Manage and enforce document organization and retention policy
  • Draft and review sweepstakes, contests, and promotion rules
  • Review advertising and promotional material to ensure compliance with team and NFL rules
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and dedication in the fulfillment of commitments
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong teamwork and relationship management skills; works effectively as a liaison between the legal department and all internal clients and external partners/vendors
  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in response to changing priorities and needs
  • Demonstrated willingness to continuously acquire new competencies and accept new challenges
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines with accuracy and an attention to detail
  • Proficient with MS applications including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to work extended hours and/or weekends as required by deadlines and event scheduling
  • Preferred experience with DocuSign, SAP Ariba, or other contract management software
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • 2+ years of experience at a law firm or as an in-house counsel
  • Licensed to practice law, in good standing with the corresponding state bar association

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