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Legal & Business Affairs Executive


Beverly Hills, CA 06-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who We Are:

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world's most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

WME seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to join its legal and business affairs team as lead advisor to the agency's Brand Partnerships division.

• Partnering with agents to elevate the dealmaking process by providing actionable advice and guidance on innovative deal structures, negotiation strategies and agent training
• Negotiating and managing a high volume of short-form and long-form contracts under tight deadlines, including endorsement, appearance, license and other image-rights and personal-services agreements, primarily for talent clients
• Collaborating with agents and other executives to establish best practices for dealmaking around emerging technologies, such as generative AI, extended reality and immersive internet
• Advising internally on business and legal issues, including questions of contract interpretation, guild rules and compliance matters
• Engaging with internal and external counsel on pre-litigation dispute resolution and litigation matters
• Coordinating with other executives across the global legal and business affairs team to set policy and improve process
• Fostering positive long-term relationships with the agency's clients and customers
• Managing and developing at least one other executive

• Admitted attorney (NY or CA) with 10+ years of transactional legal/business affairs experience, ideally with at least 2 at a firm, and at least 2 focusing on endorsement contracts either in-house or at an entertainment law firm
• Familiarity with SAG-AFTRA commercials contract and FTC endorsement guidelines
• Outstanding drafting, negotiation, analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact with a range of personalities and styles in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Sound judgment, a curious mind, a strong work ethic, and a creative approach to problem solving
• Proven leadership ability, and a desire to drive progress
• Grit, tenacity and flexibility

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:
$150,000 annually

Hiring Range Maximum:
$200,000 annually

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5y4vz-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $150,000 to $200,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content 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 William Morris Endeavor (WME); sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.