Counsel, Fashion - Endeavor (New York · NY)

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Who We Are:

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company.

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

Job Description

Endeavor seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to join its team in New York as Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs, supporting Endeavor’s WME Fashion representation businesses: IMG Models, Art+Commerce and The Wall Group. This is a high-volume practice supporting a large group of client managers who operate within tight timeframes. Primary responsibilities include:

1) Negotiating and managing a huge volume of agreements for models, photographers, stylists, and other fashion professionals, including contracts for editorial and runway work, endorsements, licensed products, personal appearances, influencer marketing, and other image-rights deals

2) Giving actionable guidance to the business on legal issues, including advertising-law matters, guild compliance, and laws relating to child performers.

3) Implementing and refining contract administration and document-management processes

4) Fostering positive long-term relationships with the company’s clients and customers


5) Admitted to NY Bar 

6) 3-5 years of transactional legal/business affairs experience, ideally with at least 2 years in a law firm and/or corporate legal department, including experience negotiating entertainment-related contracts.

7) Knowledge of and passion for the fashion industry, and ideally some familiarity with the SAG-AFTRA commercials contract, FTC endorsement guidelines, and laws applicable to child performers

8) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles in a fast-paced environment, and explain complex concepts to clients and colleagues without legal training

9) Outstanding negotiation, drafting, analytical, and organizational skills

10) A curious mind, a strong work ethic, and a creative but practical approach to problem-solving

11) An upbeat temperament, and a team-oriented approach to work

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  

Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.

Per local requirements and in the interest of transparency, the range shown below reflects the prevalent current hiring range for this position. Hiring pay rates are based on a number of factors, including location and may vary depending on job-related qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.  Endeavor strives to provide locally competitive rewards packages, which include base rate along with, as applicable, short- and long-term incentives, growth and developmental opportunities, and robust benefits, such as health care, retirement, vacation and other paid time off, and additional offerings.

Hiring Range Minimum:

$135,000 annually

Hiring Range Maximum:

$180,000 annually