USTA National Tennis Center Inc.

Senior Associate Counsel

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/19/2024 11:51 AM)
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US-NY-New York

Who We Are

We are Tennis! The USTA (United States Tennis Association) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.

Why Work for the USTA? 

We are a passionate team of staff and volunteers focused on growing the sport of tennis and making it accessible to all. We are committed to removing barriers and creating opportunities for ALL to participate. Don’t know tennis? Don't worry, you can still find yourself in the game!

The Role

Provide legal advice and counsel to various USTA business units

• Provide strategic and legal advice and support for USTA Professional Tennis and other departments, to include: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Facility Operations and Courts & Grounds; Pro Tennis Operations; Pro Tennis Marketing; Communications; Broadcasting; Technology; and Ticketing & Digital Strategy.

  • Responsibilities include reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide variety of legal documents (including, without limitation, agreements relating to US Open and NTC vendors, broadcast operations and personnel, technology and digital, international media rights and ancillary programming, player data), reviewing collateral and copy, and crafting policies and oversight for the US Open and the NTC in areas such as security, credentialing, ADA compliance and ticketing, research, troubleshooting a wide variety of legal issues as they arise, special projects, etc.

• Engage in extensive verbal and written communication with USTA clients (including advising all levels of USTA staff);

• Serve as a member of USTA Legal Department team providing regular interaction, counsel and legal support as needed;

• Manage outside counsel as necessary;

• Keep current on industry-wide legal trends and developments to proactively counsel business units and manage legal exposure; and

• Other such related duties as may be required.

Who You Are

  • 8-10 years of applicable law practice experience, some in-house and/or sports related experience is preferable
  • Member New York State Bar or able to obtain NYS Bar in-house counsel registration
  • Superior drafting/writing and research ability
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, high-volume environment business acumen with forward-thinking, innovative mindset
  • Self-starter and independent worker, with sound decision-making abilities, significant attention to detail
  • Business acumen with forward thinking, innovative mindset
  • Ability to manage outside counsel
  • This position is designated as "hybrid/flex" in either Purchase, New York or New York City and may allow for both remote and on-site work. Any such position must meet the current USTA hybrid/flex requirements as updated from time to time. Please consult HR for the most current policy.

What We Offer

 At the USTA, we know people are our most important asset. For this reason, we offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of a diverse workforce!

  • Flexibility:  Our Hybrid with Flexibility approach combines a balance of remote working with in-office collaboration to spark teamwork and creativity.  
  • Comprehensive benefits designed to meet your unique needs:  Medical, dental, vision, access to doctors virtually, a flexible spending account to manage your health and dependent care expenses, and life and disability insurance are a small part of our offerings.
  • Time to recharge and energize: Generous paid time off policy - including vacation, sick, personal, and paid holidays, parental leave, and a paid winter recess.
  • Plan for your future financially and professionally:  401(k) with employer matching (up to 3%), promotional and growth opportunities, Learning and Development programs to learn on the job, and up to $5,000 for tuition reimbursement, per academic year.
  • Mental and emotional wellness: Resources for overall well-being including mental health and meditation benefits.
  • Other cool perks: A personalized health management program, pet insurance, commuter benefits, identity theft protection, discounts with our network of partners, and fun events are just a few of the optional benefits available. 


The expected range for the base salary for this position is $145,000 - 195,000. 

This range does not include any additional pay or benefits for which a person may qualify.  The actual base salary offered is determined by several variables, including, as appropriate, the applicant's qualifications for the position, the years of relevant experience, their unique skills, and the location from which they will be performing the job.


Come One, Come All

We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested; we'd love to learn how you can “serve” our team with your unique experience!


USTA is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals, regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, family status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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