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Legal & Business Affairs Executive - WME Sports

Posted May 31
Full Time
HybridNew York

WME seeks a talented and highly motivated lawyer to join its growing legal and business affairs team, primarily supporting its sports marketing agents. Responsibilities

  • Negotiating and managing a high volume of short-form and long-form contracts, including endorsement, appearance, license and other image-rights and personal-services agreements, primarily for athlete clients and always under tight deadlines
  • Acting as an entrepreneurial business partner by providing actionable guidance to agents, contributing to agent training, and working collaboratively and inclusively across departments to drive progress
  • Advising internally on business and legal issues, including questions of contract interpretation, dispute resolution and compliance matters
  • Implementing and refining systems for tracking and sharing information, and for driving innovation
  • Fostering positive long-term relationships with the agency’s clients and customers


  • Admitted attorney (NY or CA) with 4-10 years of transactional legal/business affairs experience, ideally with at least 2 at a firm
  • Experience with endorsement and/or licensing contracts
  • 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
  • Demonstrated passion for your chosen field, and a genuine commitment to workplace equity
  • Sound judgment, a curious mind, a strong work ethic, and a creative approach to problem solving
  • Grit, tenacity and flexibility

How we work: Endeavor is at the center of sports, media, entertainment, and fashion and is a largely relationship-based business. To foster an environment of collaboration, develop our future talent, and build on relationships across leadership, peers, and teams, we work from the office 4 days per week/in a remote capacity. We see immeasurable value internally and throughout the core of the businesses we support.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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.