Legal Counsel

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Wasserman

About the Role

Job Purpose: An attorney with approximately 2-3 years of law firm or in-house experience to support Wasserman’s athlete representation divisions, including, but not limited to, the company’s Action Sports division (i.e., surf, skate, snow, cycling and motorsports). Primary duties will be to support the legal department’s contracting functions by reviewing, marking and negotiating a variety of agreements for Wasserman's athlete clients, and advising Wasserman agents and clients on various transactional and legal matters.Wasserman’s legal department has repeatedly received recognition from its in-house and external clients for its responsive, courteous and valuable support, and the successful candidate will have a commitment to client service that reflects our culture.

This role can sit in Los Angeles, CA or Encinitas, CA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Review, draft and negotiate a variety of contracts (team (US and international), sponsorship/ endorsement, appearance, content, production, literary), deals and legal correspondence.
Anticipate legal and contract/deal issues, and design and execute strategies to remediate risk to Company and its clients.
Conduct research and analysis of specific legal questions and prepare memoranda and opinions setting forth research results, recommendations, and conclusions in a variety of legal areas.
Keep current on legislative issues, statutes, decisions, and other important legal developments that may affect Company’s and/or its clients’ interests.
Identify, research and analyze relevant federal, state and local requirements and translate into business solutions.
Assist with dispute resolution and litigation oversight.
Manage various client issues (e.g., immigration, family law, camps and clinics, real estate and business entities).
Manage agent registrations in conjunction with Company’s paralegal.
Assist with oversight of risk management for various talent representation divisions.
Ensure compliance with Company’s corporate policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.

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About the Company

Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, and lifestyle-marketing agency with expertise in creating connections between brands, properties, talent, and consumers. Today, Wasserman offers global expertise in athlete management, marketing, and media. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman also has offices in New York, Miami, Encinitas, Raleigh, Portland, London, Toronto, Dubai, and Mexico City.