PrizePicks
Atlanta, GA, USA

Senior Legal Counsel - Employment

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At PrizePicks, we are the fastest growing sports company in North America, as recognized by Inc. 5000. As the leading platform for Daily Fantasy Sports, we cover a diverse range of sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and Esports titles like League of Legends and Counter-Strike. Our team of over 450 employees thrives in an inclusive culture that values individuals from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their level of sports fandom. Ready to reimagine the DFS industry together? 

PrizePicks is looking for a Senior Legal Counsel — Employment to help support the PrizePicks legal department by providing advice and counseling to management and People Ops on a broad range of employment issues including: recruiting, hiring, vendor onboarding, employee relations, disciplinary actions, employment agreements and restrictive covenants, leaves of absence, employment law compliance, and severance. This position will also assist in general legal research and advice to business departments in the company.


What you’ll do:

  • Provide expert legal advice and guidance on a variety of employment law issues, including but not limited to wage and hour laws, workplace safety, anti-discrimination laws, complex Family Medical Leave issues, and other related employment law matters.
  • Assist in the management of employment-related claims and litigation. Respond to pre-litigation demands and agency charges.
  • Review and provide guidance or advisory memos relative to client employment contracts, severance agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Advise People Ops and executive leadership on the investigation of employee complaints, ensuring timely resolution and appropriate reporting.
  • Conduct investigations, make recommendations for resolving investigations, and create documents necessary to execute and follow through on disciplinary processes resulting therefrom.
  • Consult with People Ops and other business departments regarding employment-related policies and guidance to ensure compliance with policies and related laws.
  • Consult with other business departments on employee training and tools to guide company employees and consultants in employment law compliance and best practices.
  • Issue spot for the company on employment law issues, including developments and changes in the law; provide summaries and recommendations to People Ops and other departments.
  • Remain up-to-date on relevant industry, consumer protection, and advertising laws and regulations to ensure an ongoing ability to provide sound advice
  • Various other ad hoc employment issues and projects, including offer letters, guides and procedures, internal controls, and templates.
  • Assist with general legal matters as directed by the SVP of Legal & Compliance.

What you have:

  • 5-9 years of legal experience in employment law.
  • Prior experience preferred in sports, sports entertainment, technology, and/or gaming-related businesses.
  • Prior Experience working with corporate human resources departments.
  • Subject matter expertise in all areas of employment law with particular emphasis on Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, various discrimination laws and state law equivalents.
  • Strong team player confident in working with others in cross-functional capacities and comfortable reporting to executive-level supervisors.
  • Having a background and/or working knowledge of the DFS industry is a plus.
  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • License to practice law in at least one state of the United States of America.
  • Residence in or near Atlanta, Georgia or willingness to relocate.

Where you’ll live:

  • Residence in or near Atlanta, Georgia or willingness to relocate.


Benefits you’ll receive:

In addition to your great compensation package, company subsidized medical/dental/vision coverage plans and matching 401(k), we’ll shower you with perks including: 

  • Company-subsidized medical, dental, & vision plans 
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Stock options and bi-annual bonus
  • Uncapped PTO to encourage a healthy work/life balance (2-week MINIMUM required!)
  • Generous paid leave programs, including 16-week paid parental leave and disability benefits
  • Workplace flexibility and modern work schedules focused on getting the job done, not hours clocked
  • Company-wide in-person events and team outings
  • Lifestyle enhancement program
  • Company equipment provided (Windows & Mac options)
  • Annual performance reviews with opportunities for growth and career development

You must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.  We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. 

PrizePicks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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What are PrizePicks Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications

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