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Location: Liberty Corner, NJ
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 8/9/2019 7:34:02 AM

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Job Description:

From the USGA Handicap System to national amateur championships, to modernizing the delivery of the game's Rules and supporting sustainable golf course management practices, the United States Golf Association promotes the health of a game that inspires, challenges, and rewards like nothing else can.

Are you looking to join a dynamic team that works together to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game of golf?

We are seeking a Paralegal professional who will become part of a seven-member Law Department. This position will work directly with in-house counsels and a variety of departments within the USGA, including Championships, Broadcast and Digital Media, Corporate Hospitality, Corporate Partnerships and Merchandise, and also handle matters relating to Intellectual Property, Sweepstakes and Governance.

What you can expect:

  • Handle a variety of Intellectual Property matters, including registration and maintenance of trademarks and copyrights. Investigate unauthorized use of trademarks and copyrights and prepare cease and desist letters. Draft responses to requests for permission to use trademarks and copyrights. Monitor third party off-site hospitality providers' use of U.S. Open trademark and prepare appropriate correspondence.
  • Attend Executive Committee and subcommittee meetings in person or by phone and record minutes of such meetings.
  • Review and draft agreements in a variety of subject matter areas, including hospitality, licensing and vendor contracts; review and draft sweepstakes rules.
  • Manage cart requests; assist with the management of the anti-doping program for select USGA Championships.
  • In collaboration with in-house counsel, provide guidance to and assist USGA staff on issues relating to marketing, sponsorships, trademark and content licensing.
  • Work with in-house counsel on compliance programs relating to privacy and data protection laws and best practices, including updating privacy policies for digital platforms (including websites and mobile apps) and establishing and updating the organization's data collection and use practices.
  • Standardize contract templates and processes to improve efficiency and consistency of legal services across the organization.
  • Any other matters requested by in-house counsels.

What you bring to the USGA:

  • A BA/BS degree is required
  • 5+ years of experience as a Paralegal
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • General knowledge of trademark registration and maintenance (preferred but not required).
  • Basic knowledge of contract-drafting and negotiations.
  • Legal secretary and/or paralegal training (preferred but not required).
  • A team player who is also able to work independently and under pressure.
  • Must be detailed oriented with great follow-up.
  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to oversee projects from start to finish.


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