Nike is more than just sports. Nike employees help create moments. Moments of awe. Moments of inspiration. And moments of triumph. And from these moments have come a movement. One where we impact people’s lives, in big ways and small. Look closer and you might be surprised. An engineer in Shanghai is developing materials to help improve jump verticals. A digital innovation specialist made sneakerheads in Japan lose their heads. And a retail employee in New York just helped a family outfit their one-year-old with his first Nike gear. A job at Nike means witnessing your impact everywhere – on the streets, on culture, on champions of all ages. And this is your moment to help move the world!
Nike’s rapid pace of 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 to the North America (“NA”) Nike Direct Stores & Services team and 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 our growth driving and award-winning retail business in NA providing strategic business counsel on all aspects of the NA retail business, including the real estate strategy.
What will you work on
As Assistant General Counsel, you will review, draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements and documents for Nike’s NA Direct Stores & Services business teams as they continue to transform Nike’s NA retail function to support and drive growth; and you will provide strategic counseling on NA consumer issues in retail channels serving North America. You will advise and counsel NA business leaders on consumer protection legal matters that may impact retail operations and digital retail products (including, warranties, notice, pricing, advertising etc.) and understanding on how to build these legal requirements into Nike digital products. You will take an active role in reviewing, drafting and negotiating lease agreements with some of our largest landlords in NA, and serve as a critical issue point of support for Contract Specialists and Paralegals responsible for lease administration. Transaction types range from retail real estate lease agreements, vendor agreements, digital retail platforms, license and retail services agreements to evolving areas such as online to offline services.
In addition to handling the legal work on important transactions, you will advise and counsel Nike business managers on a wide-range of legal and process issues associated with our compliance team with internal control processes, and management of business relationships. Along with others in the Legal team you will contribute your knowledge and experience toward efforts to reengineer delivery of legal services to improve quality, efficiency and service levels using traditional and new model legal service providers.
Who will you work with
Under the supervision of our VP, Legal NA, you will work directly with the leaders of the Vice Presidents and Senior Directors of the NA Nike Direct Stores & Services business, as well as other leaders and business managers in the organization. You will partner closely with Nike’s Global NDSS, Digital Product Legal, Brand Marketing, Privacy, Nike Direct Digital Commerce and other supporting functions.
What will you bring to nike
Juris Doctorate degree
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 other avenue.
Minimum 5 years experience in the practice of commercial transactions that include a significant consumer retail component
Minimum 4 years experience in Retail Real Estate transactions
Law firm experience in one or more of the following specialty areas is preferred: real estate, retail, consumer protection and counseling, information technology, advertising technology
Experience in a corporate legal department of a retailer is preferred
Provide experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law
Substantive knowledge of law related to consumer protection in the digital and retail environment
Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving digital and retail areas
Strong teammate and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative solutions
Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing, with technology and business personnel at all levels
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.
Internal Number: 526397
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.