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Job listing closed on 7 Feb 2024

Associate Counsel

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

The Role and What You’ll Do:

The ideal candidate has transactional experience at a top law firm and/or in-house practice, including commercial transactions.

  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of complex commercial contracts for the UFC business, including contracts relating to outbound & inbound content distribution (television, PPV, digital), social media, sponsorship, consumer products, licensing, production, event operations & logistics, venues, marketing, consulting, services, talent, influencers, vendors, contractors, real property, releases and waivers.
  • Provide assistance with respect to M&A transactions, litigation, IP management, regulatory and other legal matters.
  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and counsel to internal business units and company leadership and executives.
  • Research, manage, and track existing contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate with business, finance, and compliance departments to assist with deal development.
  • Provide real-time analysis and advice on business and legal issues, including questions of contract interpretation and enforcement.
  • Implement and refine policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective contract-administration and document-management processes.
  • Collaborate with and support other members of the UFC and Endeavor legal team and our international colleagues.
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned.

You Have These:

  • 2 - 4 years of experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department.
  • Outstanding written and oral business communication skills.
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Experience with commercial transactions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; flexibility and effective time management skills to balance multiple priorities.

How we work:

Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 5 days per week. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.