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Associate Counsel - UFC (Las Vegas · NV)

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Legal: General Counsel/Contractual Law
Become a Champion with us:
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Moscow, and Shanghai.

The Ultimate Opportunity:
Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content, The Ultimate Fighter television show and more!

Position Overview:
The ideal candidate has transactional experience at a top law firm and/or in-house practice, including commercial transactions.

Essential Functions:
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of complex commercial contracts for the UFC business, including contracts relating to outbound & inbound content distribution (television, PPV, digital), social media, sponsorship, consumer products, licensing, production, event operations & logistics, venues, marketing, consulting, services, talent, influencers, vendors, contractors, real property, releases and waivers.
  • Provide assistance with respect to M&A transactions, litigation, IP management, regulatory and other legal matters.
  • Provide comprehensive legal advice and counsel to internal business units and company leadership and executives.
  • Research, manage, and track existing contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate with business, finance, and compliance departments to assist with deal development.
  • Provide real-time analysis and advice on business and legal issues, including questions of contract interpretation and enforcement.
  • Implement and refine policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective contract-administration and document-management processes.
  • Collaborate with and support other members of the UFC and Endeavor legal team and our international colleagues.
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience:
  • 3-5 years of experience at a leading law firm and/or corporate legal department.
  • Outstanding written and oral business communication skills.
  • Strong drafting and negotiating skills.
  • Experience with commercial transactions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; flexibility and effective time management skills to balance multiple priorities.

UFC conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings.
UFC is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Job Questions:

  1. Which state(s) are you admitted to the bar in?

  2. How many years of in-house counsel experience do you have?

  3. How many years of experience do you have in sports/entertainment or media/content licensing?

  4. Do you have experience with trademark law, copyright law, and/or licensing of rights?