The Associate Counsel will be an integral member of the Legal team reporting directly into the General Counsel. The Associate Counsel will be preparing, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of agreements and providing support on various projects within the department.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Draft, negotiate and interpret complex agreements and other legal documents, primarily supporting our worldwide events team
  • Maintain and oversee global trademark portfolio, including drafting trademark licenses, co-existence agreements and assignments; conducting trademark clearance searches; developing trademark filing strategies; and filing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign trademark applications
  • Assist with the development of template documents, compliance procedures and policies to ensure an effective risk management program
  • Stay up to date on industry-wide legal trends, developments and best practices in order to provide counsel and manage legal exposure
  • Provide miscellaneous administrative and event day support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel or Senior Management

 Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience as an attorney practicing corporate law and/or sports and entertainment law
  • Law degree from an accredited College/University required
  • Member of the California bar in good standing required
  • Experience in trademark, copyright and other areas of intellectual property
  • Excellent drafting skills necessary
  • Demonstrated ability to develop practical business-minded solutions that support business strategy and key initiatives.

Personal Attributes:

  • Above all, integrity and honesty
  • Entrepreneurial; willingness to work independently with the best business practices in mind
  • An exceptional work ethic with an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and autonomously
  • Excellent organizational skills with a sense of urgency to follow through
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to proactively anticipate requirements and identify/mitigate potential issues before they occur
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high level of service and to effectively and comfortably communicate with internal and external customers
  • Optimism and energy for WSL and its future
  • An open and collaborative nature
  • A high degree of self-awareness of one’s own personal style, strengths, key areas for improvement
  • Intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm for learning

 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

 

 

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