The Managing Counsel will be an integral part of the legal and business affairs team, working closely with the Chief Legal Officer, the General Counsel and the Senior Advisor of Strategic Partnerships, to advise LA 2028’s senior management on matters relating to venue use agreements, hospitality-related agreements and compliance matters. This position will leverage negotiation, relationship-building and communication skills to (1) liase with senior leaders and counsel at all venues included in the LA 2028 Games plan, negotiating venue use agreements for the use of such venues in the Games; (2) liase with management and counsel at all hotels included in the LA 2028 accommodation plan, negotiating 40,000+ room nights for use during the Olympic and Paralympic Games; and (3) liase with management and counsel of all outdoor advertising operators who manage inventory in and around the Olympic and Paralympic venues, negotiating outdoor advertising inventory for use during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, this role will support all compliance related matters, including coordinating with officers and directors to complete questionnaires and aid with conflicts of interest inquiries. This role offers an unparalleled opportunity to increase your professional network, gain valuable negotiating and business skills, and grow with the organization as we gear up for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games!
Serve as legal advisor to the Chief Legal Counsel, General Counsel, senior management and division heads on identified business transactions and legal matters, particularly regarding hospitality and venue use agreements, as well as compliance matters.
Steady stream of analytical work, meetings, and decision-making, including preparing, reviewing and negotiating all varieties of legal documents including but not limited to confidentiality agreements, venue use agreements, room reservation agreements, outdoor advertisement agreements, vendor/service agreements, waivers, consents, real estate documents, finance documents, and legal correspondence.
Manage internal control, governance and compliance matters (Olympic Charter/Code of Ethics compliance; oversee anti-corruption compliance program, etc.).
While experience in these areas is nice to have, we also look for candidates with intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to learn quickly to round out areas where a candidate may not have depth of experience. This job description is a general summary of responsibilities and requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive of the responsibilities and requirements of this position.
Provide analysis and guidance on strategic projects.
Work closely with individual departments to anticipate, identify and manage compliance matters, legal exposure and risk management.
Review and understand all relevant corporate/stakeholder documents (including Host City Contract, Olympic Charter, Code of Ethics, etc.).
Work with outside counsel on matters requiring representation.
Ensure compliance with applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Keep current on industry-wide legal trends and developments.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described in this section are representative of those demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, as required by ADA, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Job requires approximately 90% sitting/standing, and 10% walking/traveling.
Significant amount of time spent at a PC using keyboard and monitor in an office environment with moveable/standing desks (i.e., can sit or stand at desk).
Frequent (local) travel is required for on-site meetings with venues, hotels and hospitality partners throughout the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.
After orientation period, requests for flexible work schedule will be considered.
Undergraduate degree, Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school required.
License to practice law, be in good standing with the California State Bar and have the ability to practice law in California.
At least 3 years’ experience in transactional/contract/legal affairs required.
Concrete understanding of contract and corporate law, and business transactional principles.
Strong interpersonal skills including ability to communicate effectively with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management and business associates.
Excellent judgment, knowing when to escalate issues.
Excellent analytical skills; capable of identifying and prioritizing issues and providing alternative solutions.
Excellent project and time management skills and ability to manage and prioritize changing workloads to meet deadlines.
Positive, team-oriented, and collaborative attitude.
High level of personal integrity and professional ethics; ability to maintain confidentiality.
Sound judgment and decision making skills.
Experience in sports or internationally is a plus (but not required)
An application must be accompanied by the following:
A cover letter which indicates the position of interest and addresses the following:
The highlights of your education and experience which specifically prepare you for this position;
how you would contribute to the vision;
demonstrated leadership and/or negotiating skills; and
your interest in working in a diverse environment which reflects our values and behaviors.
A resume to include three professional references with name, address, and phone number.
Official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.
Interviews will be conducted by a hiring committee.
Position will remain open until filled.
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LA 2028 is committed to operating fair and unbiased recruitment procedures allowing all applicants an equal opportunity for employment, free from discrimination on the basis of religion, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, color, ethnic or national origin, or any other classification as may be protected by applicable law. We aim to recruit the right people for the jobs we have to offer, and to assess applications on the basis of relevant skills, education, and experience.
About LA 2028 - Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028
The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (“Games”) will be hosted in Los Angeles, California in 2028, returning to the United States for the first time in over 30 years. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape the future of Los Angeles, and the Olympic and Paralympic Movement in the United States and across the Globe.
LA 2028 is a non-profit public benefit corporation. The specific purpose of the organization is to improve and enhance the quality of life of the residents of the City of Los Angeles, California and the surrounding metropolitan area through the hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. Its core activities include: (1) planning, organization, financing, promotion, sponsorship, hosting and staging the Games, (2) raising funds to be used to plan, organize, finance, promote, sponsor, host or stage the Games, and (3) creating and implementing sustainability and legacy programs for the Games.
Currently, the organization is comprised of approximately 50 FTEs (including the joint venture with the United States Olympic Committee which focuses on commercial operations). The majority of employees are based at the headquarters in Los ...Angeles, with select employees in New York, Washington DC, and Colorado Springs. The organization expects to run efficient operations with a modestly lean team for the next 4-5 years; however, much closer to the Games, the workforce will grow to thousands, including full-time employees, contractors, and volunteers.
As outlined in the Candidature Phase bidding documents (available on our website), LA 2028 expects to generate over $5B in revenue, primarily from disbursements from the IOC, ticketing, domestic sponsorships, and licensing. These revenues will cover all expenses, with a robust contingency, for planning and executing the Games, including temporary construction, workforce, and all operations for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. LA 2028 will also invest up to $160M in youth sports in the City of Los Angeles to make sport more accessible and affordable to more young Angelenos leading up to the Games in 2028 – beginning the legacy of LA 2028 now, not after the Games conclude.
LA is Games-ready today – LA 2028 will therefore spend the next decade focused not on permanent construction, but on enhancing the experience for athletes, spectators, and the community as it prepares the greatest Olympic and Paralympic Games in history. Through the venue use agreement and hospitality negotiations, the Managing Counsel will be central to delivering on those organizational goals.