Legal Counsel

Miami, FL, USA

Concacaf

About the Role

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Legal Counsel will work in a dynamic in-house legal team and will be responsible for various types of legal work, including contract drafting and negotiation, providing practical advice to internal clients, and serving as a “generalist” to all the different departments across our Confederation (such as finance, administration, commercial, football and more), This role partners with outside counsel to establish course of action in important matters, including intellectual property, regulatory and local compliance of our offices, risk mitigation, data collection, and corporate law.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Draft, review and negotiate contracts with vendors and professionals, such as freelancers, consultants, vendor agreements, licenses, marketing, NDAs, event-related contracts, statement of works, and broadcasting.
Work with the Finance and Governance departments to assure compliance with internal and external requirements.
Partner with outside counsel and the in-house legal team to assist on legal matters, including commercial and licensing matters, intellectual property rights and registrations, privacy laws and regulations, legal claims, OFAC compliance, and other legal matters.
Provide legal advice to the different business units with respect to the organization and hosting of competitions and events in the Concacaf region, as well as to providing other legal and compliance counsel.
Maintain and update the contract management system, including reviewing material provisions, advising the internal business units of the same, and monitoring compliance.
Support the Legal department with corporate secretary documentation, filings, audit, and other corporate matters.

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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.