NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world’s best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding creativity and imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
NIKE’s rapid pace of growth, change and innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide Nike’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. NIKE attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to NIKE’s global business. As NIKE changes the future of sport, the NIKE Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for an experienced attorney to join our growing Legal team as Assistant General Counsel. As with other industry leaders, all aspects of Nike’s business are powered by physical and digital relationships with consumers, not only through our owned stores but also through our partners. We need a lawyer to assume a direct leadership role in guiding our team as they take NIKE’s growth to the next level. This position will include an emphasis on the creation and implementation of our Marketplace Partners’ global strategy, extending NIKE’s reach and making sure consumers can shop NIKE products where they want, in service of the One Marketplace strategy while capturing digital growth.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
As Assistant General Counsel, you will draft and create global templates in service of the NIKE geographies, interacting with and advising cross-functional legal teams involved with the wholesale distribution of NIKE products around the world. Through the legal assessment of new digital & connected capabilities, you will support the Geographies in the implementation of the global partnership approach.
In addition to handling the legal work on new and existing business models, assessing legal and compliance risk on new partnerships as well as potential impacts of termination of relationships with existing partners. You will advise and counsel Nike business leaders on a wide-range of legal, compliance and process issues associated with the creation of the One Nike Marketplace global strategy, identifying legal issues, and providing analysis of legal risks.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
Under the supervision of our Global Marketplace Legal VP, you will collaborate with other retail and digital lawyers across the globe; advise NIKE business leaders directly; and create and implement solutions structured to efficiently achieve business objectives efficiently.
WHAT WILL YOU BRING TO NIKE?
Juris Doctorate degree or international equivalent
Member, in good standing, of at least one US State Bar and willingness to meet the requirements of membership in the Oregon State Bar through in-house counsel, reciprocity, or equivalent
Minimum 8 years of legal professional work experience
Proven Corporate experience in wholesale distribution, with primary emphasis on corporate, transactional, marketing, general business and commercial law
Ability and experience working closely and collaboratively with international counterparts in developing business strategies and in performing technical legal analysis focused on maximizing business opportunities and minimizing risks that account for multiple legal jurisdictions.
Extensive experience with the global manufacturing, marketing, sale and distribution of products is preferred
Substantive knowledge of laws related to digital commerce and consumer protection
Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Bias for action and ability to work independently within a multinational organization
Results driven and proven experience leading strategic projects
International experience and fluency in other languages are a plus
Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas
Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks, and propose creative, business-oriented solutions
Publicly held, Fortune-500, multi-national company experience preferred
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About Nike Inc.
Because we exist to serve athletes, we dare to design the future of sport.To us, innovation is about elevating human potential. We obsess the needs of the world’s best athletes, using their insights to create products that are beautiful and useful for everyone.To make big leaps, we take big risks. Incremental change won’t get us to where we want to go fast enough. So we pursue moonshots — like developing the first self-lacing shoe, running the first two-hour marathon, and committing to 100% renewable energy use in our facilities.At Nike, every employee is an explorer. We unite diverse perspectives — scientists and shoe designers, coders and quarterbacks — to share knowledge of the body in motion. We house countless designers and innovators. That includes computer scientists, biomechanists, physiologists, chemists, materials developers — even a planetary astrophysicist.At Nike, it’s in our nature to innovate.Our diverse Nike team is the spark that ignites our imagination and drives innovation. We speak dozens of languages and live in more than 190 countries. We are some of the world’s top designers, engineers and salespeople. From the retail floor to our global offices, differences ...drive our excellence.Nike represents a global culture of sport, style and the pursuit of greatness. We are passionate about potential and believe everyone should have the tools to reach theirs. We invest in our employees, inspiring the new ideas, methods and products that drive the future of sport.