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The company behind the world-famous IRONMAN® triathlons and brand, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), seeks a transactional attorney at its world headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The worldwide leader in endurance sports, WTC is a high-growth, international company that owns and operates triathlons under brands such as IRONMAN®, IRON GIRL®, and IRONKIDS®, as well as world-class marathons, road-cycling races, mountain-bike races, and other multi-sport athletic events and related programs such as IRONMAN U® and IRONMAN All-World Athletes. WTC, together with its subsidiaries and licensees, offers the largest participation sports platform in the world by operating more than 200 events each year – including the iconic IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. For more information about WTC, visit www.ironman.com.
Core responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Drafts, analyzes, and negotiates sponsorship agreements, product license agreements, event license agreements, event services/management agreements, host city/venue agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, TV/media agreements, operations-related agreements, professional triathlete-related agreements, liability waivers, NDAs, corporate-governance documents, and other types of agreements and legal documents
Works alongside business staff of WTC, and of its European, Asian, Australian, and Canadian subsidiaries, regarding legal issues relating to development and negotiation of agreements with domestic and international sponsors, licensees, host cities/organizations, service providers, and other parties
Advises business staff on legal issues and risks
Supports the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal department processes
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
The ideal candidate is a currently practicing attorney with the following skills, attributes, and experience:
Practiced law for 2 to 4 years in corporate/business law (whether in-house, or as an associate at a mid- or large-size law firm)
Detailed-oriented, hard-working, and business-minded
Ability to clearly, concisely, and comprehensively draft complex concepts, provisions, and deal structures into contracts
Strong knowledge of contract law
Strong writing, negotiating, and other communication skills
Self-motivated and consistently meets deadlines
Experience handling corporate governance matters
Strong legal research and contractual/statutory interpretation abilities
Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Able to work under pressure and to handle work-related stress
Friendly, courteous, professional, outgoing, and customer-service oriented
Able to work independently and productively with minimal supervisionThe following are a plus, but not required:
Experience in trademark law; M&A transactions; TV/media agreements; data privacy law; insurance
Experience drafting and negotiating sponsorship and other sports/event-related agreements
Mandarin/Chinese language ability
Juris doctor degree from a top-tier law school
EDUCATION & LICENSURE REQUIRED:
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university
Juris doctor degree; Licensed to practice law within the United States
May require flexible schedule, sometimes including weekends and evenings
May later require some travel (domestic or international), on an as-needed basis
The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owned by Providence Equity Partners, organizes and promotes the Ironman Triathlon, Ironman 70.3 and IronGirl series of triathlon races. The company is also the owner of numerous "Ironman" related trademarks used both in connection with Ironman race series' and in conjunction with various goods and services, including licensing to Timex Group USA of the Ironma...n Triathlon logo for use in the Ironman Triathlon watch brand. In 1990, Dr. James Gills purchased the Hawaii Triathlon Corporation and ownership of the Ironman brand from Valerie Silk for $3 million dollars. He then established the World Triathlon Corporation with the intention of furthering the sport of triathlon and increasing prize money for triathletes. For 35 years, Ironman has remained committed to delivering world-class event experiences for athletes around the globe and is the gold standard for long distance triathlon events. It remains the most recognized and visible brand in the sport and is one of the fastest growing international sports. The Ironman World Championship, held annually in Kona, Hawaii and televised internationally, is the marquee event. The Ironman brand also includes Lava Magazine, a triathlon publication; IronMan Access, an athlete membership program; and the IronMan Foundation, which provides funding to support the mission of non-profit organizations around the world.