Counsel, Generalist, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 19 May, 2024
Full time Leadership & Management Law Research Safeguarding

Job Description

Reporting organisationally to the Director, Legal-US, the Counsel, Generalist for FIFA26 will serve as a generalist and be a key member of the FIFA26 Legal team and other key individuals responsible for providing legal advice and guidance on a wide range of legal matters related to the event, including contracts, compliance, intellectual property, and regulatory issues. Further, this role will oversee legal documentation, risk assessment, and legal support for various operational aspects of the event.

THE POSITION

The main responsibilities and oversights of the Counsel, Generalist for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:  
  • Work with the Senior Legal Counsel, Generalist to provide legal advice, guidance, and support on a wide range of legal matters related to the FIFA World Cup 2026, including contracts, compliance, intellectual property, and regulatory issues.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate various agreements, contracts, and legal documents.
  • Assist in managing and protecting intellectual property rights associated with the FIFA World Cup, including trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis to identify and mitigate potential legal risks and provide recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Support compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, including those related to data privacy, anti-corruption, and labor regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, external counsel, and stakeholders to address legal issues, provide guidance, and resolve disputes, litigation, or claims.
  • Assist in conducting due diligence on third-party relationships to ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Stay informed of changes in relevant laws, regulations, and industry practices, and provide proactive advice to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Support the legal review and approval process for marketing and promotional materials, ensuring compliance with advertising standards and regulations.
  • Maintain accurate and organized legal documentation, contracts, and records related to the event.
  • Assist with developing and implementing educational materials and training programs for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports for senior management, summarizing legal challenges, legal actions, and future strategies relating to the FIFA World Cup 2026.
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel, Director – Legal US, and Senior Legal Counsel, Generalist 

YOUR PROFILE

  • Juris Doctorate Degree
  • Enrolled in a State Bar Association in at least 1 U.S. State (Preferably Florida, New York, California, and/or Texas).  
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience as an associate or in-house counsel. Experience with a large-scale sports and/or entertainment organization preferred
  • In depth understanding of the operations of major events and international projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving abilities 
  • Fluent in English 
  • Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.