We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team. U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
Reporting into the General Counsel, the Counsel will support the Federation in managing the legal affairs of the United States Soccer Federation, Inc.
Representing U.S. Soccer in its commercial contract negotiations, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating sponsorships, licenses, media, consulting agreements, master services agreements, and the like.
Supporting the commercial team in matters involving media and broadcast.
Supporting General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer on a variety of legal matters.
Providing legal support and oversight of CBA compliance.
Offering support in a wide variety of areas, including membership and compliance.
Guiding, counseling, and supporting the work of more junior colleagues (e.g., paralegals and interns).
Juris Doctorate degree.
Minimum three to five years’ experience working as an attorney; preferably with some private firm experience.
Experience with transactional legal work in commercial transactions.
Experience with contract negotiation preferred
Ability to work independently, while coordinating and communicating with other members of the legal/compliance team throughout the process
Exercises initiative and independent judgment; self-starter
Excellent organizational skills
Honesty and integrity
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and functional teams
Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers in a small department
Clear understanding of the delineation of responsibilities between an attorney and a paralegal
Maintain confidentiality in work performed
Ability to manage multiple, co-current tasks
High-level of attention to detail
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Suite as it relates to legal documents (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes:
Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit
Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new challenges
Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
Open to criticism and does not make excuses
Possess a tireless work ethic
Wants to be part of a team that wins
Has the ability to be firm but fair
Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills
U.S. Soccer has mandated the Covid-19 vaccine and is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated at the start of employment