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Senior Corporate Counsel

New York, NY, USA

CSM Sports & Entertainment

About the Role


The Legal team supports every area of our business and there’s a huge variety of work in meeting the changing needs of a global sports and entertainment agency. CSM is involved in sponsorships and activations, strategic and commercial consultancy, event creation and delivery, rights sales and acquisitions, digital and social media, PR and communications, hospitality, and live experiences.

CSM North America (NA) has offices in New York, Indiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with employees throughout various states in the US.

This position will be based out of either our Indianapolis or New York offices (with options for flex/hybrid working) and will be responsible for our NA Legal matters, as well as support alongside other members of the Legal team (in the UK) and stakeholders across the business in North America and globally.

This role is the sole NA -based attorney and will report into the CSM General Counsel and work alongside a team of four further Legal Counsels and a Paralegal (all based in the UK). The NA Corporate Counsel will be supported by one Legal Counsel in the UK who spends 50% of their time on NA related work.

Responsibilities include:

Providing proactive and commercial legal advice and assistance to all aspects of CSM North American businesses.
Drafting and negotiating a wide range of client and supplier contracts required by a full-service sports and entertainment marketing agency, including, but not limited to, marketing services agreements, scopes of work, commission agreements, consulting agreements, supplier agreements, independent contractor agreements, influencer agreements, and NDAs.
Advising on matters relating to the running, hosting and/or promotion of events, including venue agreements, event terms and conditions, supplier agreements, and intellectual property matters.
Providing pragmatic and clear advice in relation to the implementation of, and ongoing compliance with, applicable legislation and guidelines, to include data privacy and protection.
Manage and oversee one UK Legal Counsel and their legal work (50/50 split with the UK).
Responsibilities for other duties consistent with the role (such as managing disputes, creating and maintaining template documents, effecting best-in-class legal processes, managing external counsel appropriately and in budget, and delivering know-how/training across the business).
Manages CSM NA’s intellectual property portfolio (with outside counsel as needed).
Aiding the NA CFO and other colleagues on risk management initiatives, corporate secretarial matters, and other projects.
Work closely with the NA CFO, General Counsel, and UK Legal Counsel to ensure NA legal needs are handled timely and efficiently.


About the Company

CSM, part of the Chime Challenger Network, is a global integrated marketing and brand experience agency working across sport, entertainment, media, social impact and more. Driven by a team of 1000+ people in 25+ locations, our purpose is to pursue extraordinary. Connecting with people through their passion points, we build brands, work with rights holders and create live experiences.

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