Assistant General Counsel

New York, NY, USA


About the Role

FILA USA has a rare opportunity for an individual to join their Legal Team as Assistant General Counsel. It's an exciting time to become part of the FILA family. The successful candidate will be General Counsel's "right hand" and must be able to jump in immediately and make a difference! You will advise on a broad range of legal matters and compliance activity. This includes drafting and analyzing contracts, responding to a wide range of business related questions, and advising the General Counsel and the Executive Management Team. Excellent contract drafting and stellar negotiation skills are "must haves" for the selected candidate. Prior in-house experience a strong plus. Don't delay and apply quickly to join the legacy of FILA.


Anticipate and identify issues and risks, recommending potential solutions, and identifying trends relating to corporate law, regulatory matters, intellectual property, licensing, employment law, technology, privacy and data protection, advertising and promotions, real estate, direct to consumer and wholesale lines of business etc.
Structure, negotiate, draft and close a wide range of agreements for internal client groups including Marketing, Credit, Sales, Apparel, Footwear, Ecommerce, Retail, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Logistics.
Collaborate in the continuing development of Company’s commercial contracts to develop a scalable, business-centric approach to commercial agreements.
Support corporate governance and related compliance matters, such as drafting board resolutions, including acting as Assistant Secretary.
Anticipate, identify, and develop practical, commercially-oriented solutions with respect to a variety of legal and business issues.
Assist General Counsel in managing litigation and other disputes involving the Company with ability to drive practical and strategic decisions.
Primary internal privacy law expert.
Develop and operationalize policies, training, templates and workflows to allow business teams to move quickly while addressing key risks in substantive areas.
Consult with and oversee work by outside counsel.
Research and advise on legal issues impacting the organization
Develop and maintain expert current knowledge on new developments and legal guidance relevant to the Company’s business.
Assist with other matters and projects as needed.


About the Company

The FILA brand was founded in 1911 in Italy with a bold vision and strong point of view inspired by its surroundings. The vision was to create clothing that felt as natural to the wearer as their own skin. The FILA brothers drew their inspiration from art and fabrics and combined them in such a way that effused grace and vigor. That vision can still be felt today: FILA seeks out athletes and figures who represent grace, individuality, and a disruption to the status quo. Transcending race, gender, and class, the brand makes its mark wherever performance-minded individuals can be found. FILA has collaborated with sports figures such as Grant Hill, one of basketball’s most iconic players, to both design a collection of footwear that serves the modern athlete and to build communities. Recently, FILA and Hill partnered to revitalize a set of basketball courts in Durham, N.C. to provide a safe space for local youth to play and grow, with more plans to expand the program to other cities. FILA’s designers are committed to the founders’ vision and are constantly trying to move the needle in the world of athletic fashion by absorbing art and culture as it happens around them. The brand strives to be intentional in everything it does, and to do so with integrity.