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Please note that hybrid at the NBA is define as working on-site Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Position Summary:

Part of the team within the Legal Department responsible for a variety of intellectual property matters related to the NBA and its affiliated leagues, with a focus on the enforcement of IP rights on digital platforms.


Major Responsibility:

  • Primary responsibility is to assist in overseeing digital enforcement of the NBA's intellectual property rights globally, including: Content anti-piracy enforcement
  • Enforcement against unauthorized live streaming and unauthorized use of NBA content on social media and other digital platforms and apps
  • Drafting and submitting IP infringement notices regarding pirated content to digital platforms, including social media and mobile app platforms
  • Search engine delisting of links to unauthorized content
  • Working across the organization and with outside vendors to identify strategic piracy targets for investigation and action
  • Preparing regular content anti-piracy enforcement and trend reports and presentations
  • Brand protection enforcement
  • Coordinating anti-counterfeiting investigations of global e-commerce platforms and sellers
  • Drafting and submitting IP infringement notices to e-commerce websites and platforms regarding the distribution of counterfeit and unlicensed merchandise and the unauthorized use of NBA trademarks
  • Tracking and conducting necessary follow-up on takedown requests to ensure compliance
  • Evaluating and managing third-party technology vendors, investigators and law firms who provide IP enforcement services
  • Providing advice and support in connection with various other IP enforcement matters (e.g., domain name disputes, ambush marketing)
  • Liaising with client groups (including Global Media Distribution, Programming and Production, Social Media, Global Partnerships, and NBA member teams) regarding enforcement matters and related strategy 


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • At least five (5) years of experience at a law firm and/or corporate legal department in the field of IP enforcement
  • Ability to work effectively with others across the organization
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance
  • Experience with IP enforcement (content piracy and anti-counterfeiting) on digital platforms
  • Familiarity with content protection systems and technology, including digital fingerprinting, watermarking, and third-party platform systems (i.e., Facebook Rights Manager, YouTube Content ID)
  • Familiarity with copyright and trademark law
  • Excellent research and communications skills, including exceptional written and oral business communications
  • Passion for technology with an interest in continually keeping informed about evolving landscape
  • Attention to detail Strong presentation skills



  • Bachelor's degree, with Paralegal Certificate preferred

Salary Range: 

  • $75,000-$80,000 per year 
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Digital Rights & Strategy Enforcement (Hybrid)
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