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Legal Intern

| Greater Boston Area

DraftKings is a leading sports entertainment brand that creates the most exciting digital sports competitions and experiences on the planet. Our goal is to transform the way fans experience sports. Our mission is to make sports better – and make better sports fans – by bringing them closer to the games they love.

As the Legal Intern, you will work with the in-house legal team to assist in all legal aspects of DraftKings.

DraftKings’ legal department is looking for support on a variety of Legal initiatives that would provide valuable experience to anyone with interest in a corporate and/or legal environment. The position provides an outstanding opportunity to work in an in-house legal department of a dynamic company. The role will be a part-time position (~15 hours per week during school), with flexibility on when the hours get completed.

The candidate will help address the novel and complex legal and business issues that confront a rapidly growing company, while obtaining first-class business and legal experience.

The Candidate will be responsible for tasks in several areas, including but not limited to, contract law, general corporate law, general litigation matters, and various administrative tasks.

What you will do:

  • Draft, review and coordinate commercial team in transactional matters and contract drafting
  • Work on all aspects of the litigation process from case inception through case closure including assisting with case management and research
  • Advise internal business, marketing, and public relations teams on compliance with various legal regimes both specific to the daily fantasy sports and regulated gaming industries, and generally affecting all businesses, including, but not limited to, consumer protection and other marketing laws
  • Assist internal and external corporate counsel with diligence, research, and negotiation of corporate transactions
  • Research and analyze procedural and legal issues
  • Investigate factual issues pertaining to claims and work closely with business units across the organization to properly defend and/or prosecute matters
  • Respond promptly to requests for legal review from all departments
  • Assist in other projects and tasks as directed by the legal team as needed.

What you will need to bring:

  • JD Candidate currently in law school at an ABA-accredited institution and with excellent academic credentials
  • Must be commercially minded and able to view legal issues in light of business priorities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent negotiation, contract drafting, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure with keen attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to act decisively; and able to provide quick, concise, and practice advice consistent with DraftKings’ business objectives
  • Able to advise and where necessary problem-solve as pro-actively and commercially aggressive as possible
  • Possess the ability to interact effectively with other attorneys and employees, senior executives, opposing counsel and outside client personnel
  • Superior ability to analyze complex business and legal issues, exceptional judgment, outstanding interpersonal skills, a teamwork-oriented attitude, strong initiative, and proven ability to effectively juggle competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate risk and to exercise sound legal judgment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of relationship and management skills
  • Must be team-oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a solution-oriented approach to legal issues; and a sense of humor and positive can-do attitude
  • Local Candidates only - Required

At DraftKings, we promote diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C#Languages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Located steps away from South Station and Downtown Crossing makes our office commute friendly with endless possibilities for coffee and lunch.

What are DraftKings Perks + Benefits

DraftKings Benefits Overview

DraftKings offers a comprehensive suite of benefits to promote health and financial security for you and your family. Medical, Dental, and Vision are provided to cover your essential total rewards needs. We understand that long-term planning is key, so we offer 401(k) with a competitive employer match. Discretionary offerings include supplemental Life Insurance, HSA, FSA, and a Commuter Benefits plan. DraftKings also offers a discount program to assist with programs/services that are important to you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
DraftKing's Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is designed to help employees with medical, dental & vision care expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
The goal of DraftKings Disability Insurance Plans is to provide you with income replacement should you become disabled and unable to work due to a non-work related illness or injury. DraftKings provid
Dental Benefits
Regular dental exams can help you, and your dentist detects problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler and costs are lower. Keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy will help prevent
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the cost of glasses or contact lenses if you need them
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance benefit is covered by BCBS.
Life Insurance
DraftKings provides Basic Life and AD&D Insurance to all eligible employees at no cost to them.
Wellness Programs
Corporate discounts with local gyms, race reimbursements and various seminars related to wellness (meditation, nutrition, ergonomics, etc.)
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
DraftKings will match 50% of employee contributions up to 6% of all 2018 eligible earnings (salary and bonus)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
DraftKings offers up to 14 weeks of paid maternity leave and up to six weeks of paid paternity leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We value work life blend and you shouldn't worry about how much time off you have.
Paid Holidays
DraftKings offers employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
DraftKings offers refrigerators filled with craft beer and wine.
Casual Dress
It's not about what you wear, but what you can bring to the team.
Commuter Benefits
DraftKings offers pre-tax commuter benefits to help you save money on qualifying transit or parking expenses.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Eligible employees may request reimbursement of up to $5,250/calendar year. To receive reimbursement, you must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program related to your field.
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