Major League Soccer

Paralegal

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2022-1754
# of Openings
1
Category
Legal

Overview

The MLS Legal department is seeking a Paralegal to provide ongoing support for the management and organization of contracts and contract templates, prosecution and maintenance of MLS’s intellectual property portfolio, preparation of legal documents and research projects, and to support on invoice and payment processing.

Responsibilities

  • Manage process of preparing, distributing and executing a high volume of commercial agreements, amendments, renewals and other related documentation
  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day prosecution and maintenance of MLS’ global trademark and copyright portfolios.
  • Manage the legal department’s invoices and payment processing.
  • Update, organize and maintain corporate governance documents; assist with domestic business filings (state filings and annual reports)
  • Assist (under supervision of MLS attorneys) with preparation and negotiation of legal documents and redlines, and draft routine letters and other correspondence
  • Document production and management, including but not limited to:
    • Coordinating signatures to contracts, filings, and other documents
    • Leading the maintenance of Legal Files (online and physical files)
  • Maintain contracts database and generate relevant reports as requested
  • Assist in the creation, revision and management of contract templates.
  • Build handbooks, processes, guides, checklists and other materials to support MLS’ business teams and create legal support efficiencies.
  • Collect, review, file, and track certificates of insurance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Paralegal certificate (or similar credential)
  • 5+ years at a law firm (experience within a corporate legal department strongly preferred)
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated individual with outstanding organizational and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of trademark and copyright maintenance and prosecution.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to proofread material for grammatical or spelling errors
  • Sound business judgement, and flexibility/adaptability to prioritize, organize, manage and complete time sensitive matters without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • 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 and efficiently in a fast paced, team environment
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Knowledge of contest and sweepstakes, federal and state laws and regulation of promotions and advertising a plus
  • Knowledge of the Spanish and/or French Language (business proficiency)

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