The U.S. Soccer Federation Appoints Chief Legal Officer from Search by Hanold Associates

The U.S. Soccer Federation has appointed Carlos Kuri as Chief Legal Officer. Hanold Associates’ Jason Hanold, Mayank Parikh, Meg McElroy and Catie Nelson led the Atlanta, Georgia based search.

In his capacity as Chief Legal Officer, Carlos will play a crucial role as the primary legal leader and advisor. He will be responsible for a spectrum of legal matters, from Federation and member compliance to handling appeals, contracts, and litigation within their intricate global ecosystem. Reporting directly to CEO JT Batson, Carlos will be instrumental in navigating legal complexities and ensuring compliance across the organization. Prior to joining the U.S. Soccer Federation, Carlos served as Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel at SXSW.

The U.S. Soccer Federation, serving as the governing body of soccer in all forms in the United States, has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport for over a century. The Federation’s mission has always been to make soccer, in all its forms, a preeminent sport in the United States and to continue the development of soccer at all levels. The organization comprises 27 total teams, including the US Men’s and Women’s National Teams, and also governs Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League in the U.S. US Soccer operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is run by full-time staff, as well as part-time, temporary, internships and volunteer employees. The next decade will be a momentous time for soccer in this country with the United States hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup, 2024 Copa America, and 2028 Summer Olympic Games.