Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Ilitch Sports + Entertainment

Associate General Counsel - Ilitch Sports + Entertainment (Detroit · MI)

Ilitch Sports + Entertainment
Jobs in Detroit · MI
Retail/Licensing: Licensee
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Job Summary:

Provide general legal services to various corporate departments including, real estate/construction, data privacy/security, trademark/copyright, marketing, sponsorship, creative, production, finance, operations, labor/employment and litigation.  Primarily responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations at the local, state, federal, and international levels.   Responsible for providing legal advice to on a variety of legal issues.  This role will act as a trusted advisor who will provide leadership, direction and expertise for staff and colleagues related to legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides advice and counsel on corporate transactions, as well as providing legal perspective for strategic business initiatives.

  • Structures, negotiates, drafts, and closes a wide variety of company legal transactions.

  • Reviews, negotiates, and advises on a variety of contracts and agreements including sponsorship, advertising, trademark/copyright, broadcast, data/analytics, and employment, manages general litigation matters and outside legal counsel.

  • Support business teams relative to their legal needs, and avoidance or reduction of legal risk, including providing proactive advice and preventative measures as necessary.

  • Designs and implements corporate policies as necessary, subject to approval of the General Counsel.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing plans and programs with persons or groups who have the ability or opportunity to affect the Company’s success and/or image (e.g. media, community officials, civic organizations, etc.).

  • Requires continuous contact will all organizational levels responsible for influencing and approving corporate practices.

  • Acts as alternative for the company emergency management plan.

  • Continuous participation in discussions requiring the reconciliation of adverse points of view.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D) degree

  • 7+ years’ experience working in a law firm or corporate legal department.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with multiple individuals, including attorneys, senior management, and business associates. This includes the ability to negotiate and reconcile opposing positions; as well as combining legal analysis with sound business advice.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and client needs.

  • Proven capability of actively participating in and influencing cross-functional teams.

  • Evidence of ability to analyze, problem-solve and make decisions, including viable alternative options.

  • Practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving and be able to effectively counsel clients by providing them with clear, concise advice, and creative solutions where necessary, on established timelines to meet their business needs.

  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the organization.

  • Strong change and project management skills, including the ability to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

All items listed above are illustrative and not comprehensive.  They are not contractual in nature and are subject to change at the discretion of Olympia Entertainment.

Olympia Entertainment  is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.                                   

The Company will strive to provide reasonable accommodations to permit qualified applicants who have a need for an accommodation to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a job interview) if so requested.