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Director of Legal and Compliance

Miami, FL, USA


About the Role


The Director of Legal and Compliance is responsible for leading legal, corporate governance and compliance aspects of the General Secretariat. This role will work directly with all departments within the organization, serving as counsel on strategic deals, draft or supervise the drafting of and review all company agreements, provide day-to-day legal advice, manage litigation, manage outside counsel and resolve legal issues that arise in existing commercial and partner relationships. In addition, the Director of Legal and Compliance Officer oversee’s Concacaf’s Compliance Program, which includes evaluating compliance issues and concerns affecting the organization, including compliance with all relevant statutes, rules and regulations and Concacaf’s corporate policies and procedures. The Director of Legal and Compliance will manage across functional team responsible for legal affairs, compliance, and corporate governance.


Responsible for managing the Legal and Compliance Division with team across multiple functions including: legal affairs, corporate governance and compliance.
Lead the legal framework and collaboration with all departments in the drafting of contracts and other company agreements with key stakeholders, commercial partners and vendors.
Supervise the contract management process and data base with a view to continue to enhance the contracting process and data sharing.
Manages corporate governance affairs, including maintaining local compliance and regulatory matters of Concacaf entities, including annual filings, state and local filings, and trademark filings and registrations.
Provide advice and support on football governance related matters when required.
Lead the Confederations’ compliance program, including oversight of internal compliance policies and procedures and Concacaf’s Partner Code of Conduct and Employee Code of Conduct.
Liaise with and manage outside legal counsel to manage any ongoing or pending litigation and provide advice to the different business units with respect to the organization needs, including hosting of events in the Concacaf region, OFAC compliance, and other legal matters.
Prepare, initiate, advocate and effectively present legal points and recommendations.
Support the ongoing implementation of internal sports/corporate compliance measures (e.g., Safeguarding).
Liaise with legal personnel at FIFA, other confederations, and Concacaf Member Associations.


About the Company


We are The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, one of six continental confederations of FIFA. Concacaf serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 41 national associations united by the passion for football, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana in the south.
Concacaf is committed to develop, promote, and manage football throughout the region.

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