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Position Description

Reporting into the General Counsel, the Counsel will support the Federation in managing the legal affairs of the United States Soccer Federation, Inc.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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).

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • 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

  • Team player

  • 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

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • U.S. Soccer has mandated the Covid-19 vaccine and is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated at the start of employment

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