Major League Soccer

  • Legal Counsel - Bilingual Spanish

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Legal Counsel is responsible for ensuring that the company operates within the law at all times, offering counsel on legal issues and facilitating business strategies development. This position ensures legal compliance and takes action to limit risk exposure.


    • Draft, negotiate and review contracts for League and teams in the following areas:
    • Sponsorship
    • Licensing
    • Broadcast
    • New Media/Digital
    • Stadium
    • Events
    • Manage League trademark protection policy
    • Advise organization on legal issues and recommend course of action
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree and JD
    • Admission to the NY State Bar
    • Knowledge of the Spanish Language (business proficiency)
    • 3+ years of experience at a top tier law firm and/or corporate legal department
    • Knowledge of applicable laws (commercial/contract, corporate, intellectual property, media)
    • Strong contract drafting and negotiating skills
    • Excellent research skills
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail, necessary to support and advise business units and ensure projects are completed in a timely and effective manner
    • Ability to make timely, nuanced recommendations for business decisions based on reasoned legal analysis and the strategic objectives of the organization
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision

    Desired Skills

    • Knowledge of the sport of soccer


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