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?


The USGA is seeking an attorney who reports to the Associate General Counsel and will work as part of an eight member Law Department.  This position will work directly with a number of departments within the USGA, including Information Technologies, Broadcast and Digital Media, Corporate Partners, Championships, Members, Merchandise, Museum, Public Relations and Regional Affairs, with an emphasis on matters involving technology, data and privacy. 



  •  Structure, draft, analyze and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements with an emphasis on complex technology-related contracts, including product development and software agreements and licenses (including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS), technology services and provider agreements, traditional broadcast and emerging digital and social media platform agreements, and data/intellectual property contracts and licenses
  • Provide legal counsel and guidance related to marketing, sponsorships, trademark and content licensing, product/service procurement, event production and management, public services and human resources
  • Assure organizational compliance with privacy and data protection laws and best practices, including drafting and updating privacy policies and terms of use for digital platforms (including websites and mobile apps) and establishing and updating the organization’s data collection and use practices
  • Assist with corporate governance for national non-profit association, including development and maintenance of policies, governing documents, internal training and related compliance
  • Assist with litigation, licensing, intellectual property and other association legal matters and new initiatives
  • Standardize templates, processes and legal guidance to improve efficiency and consistency of legal services across the organization



  • Excellent academic credentials
  • Admitted in good standing with at least 5 years’ law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Strong commercial contracts drafting and negotiating skills
  • Expertise in privacy and data security laws and practices, including knowledge of U.S. and international privacy statutes and standards, and ability to apply such expertise to emerging technologies and digital and social media platforms
  • Thorough knowledge of IT industry and outsourcing norms, practices and trends
  • Strategic thinking and analysis, creative problem solving, and collaboration with all levels of association management; service oriented approach
  • General corporate governance and compliance knowledge
  • Team player who also demonstrates individual initiative and is comfortable working independently
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a large workload
  • Maturity and sound legal judgment


To Apply:

Please click on the following link to apply:  Attorney


About the USGA:

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.                .

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.


The United States Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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