Lowe’s is one of the largest home improvement businesses in the world, a Fortune 40 company, and one of America’s longest lasting retailers.
Lowe’s is growing by leaps and bounds and is looking for an attorney to provide legal support to our Technology team, led by Industry Dive’s 2020 CIO of the Year. Whether you want to support a dot.com business running on a new state of the art infrastructure or an innovation team that spans the globe looking for the new and different, Lowe’s legal technology work will keep you excited and engaged. We work with some of the best and brightest minds to deliver the technology needed to serve our customers along every step of their home improvement journey. Our legal team is collaborative and the perfect home for inquisitive and creative minds with a desire to continually learn. With a culture steeped in supporting our customers, our associates and our communities, at Lowe’s we are proud of receiving recognition such as 2020 Best of the Decade in Supplier Diversity, Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Newsweek’s List of Most Responsible Companies, and Forbes list of the Most Customer-Centric Companies.
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
Lowe’s seeks a creative, solutions-minded candidate to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment for a role that will support critical technology work streams to drive the company’s continued success as an omni-channel retailer. The primary purpose of this role is to identify legal risks and execute a mitigation plan by understanding legal issues and translating them into easily understood and practical legal advice and counsel to applicable client group. This includes responsibility for managing, negotiating, drafting and overseeing a variety of complex and cutting-edge commercial and technology matters and agreements. The position will: review, draft, negotiate and provide business-focused legal advice with respect to digital and technology transactions (SaaS, software license, and software/application development agreements); establish and update digital and technology agreement forms; conduct legal research; provide legal advice on routine issues impacting the business; and analyze and summarize routine legal documents. This role supports client groups by providing practical legal advice and recommendations on day to day legal issues, enabling the client to meet its business objectives consistent with the Company's risk tolerance. The ideal candidate is a business-minded commercial attorney who understands business objectives and helps balance legal risks under tight deadlines. This person is also a creative problem-solver with a great attitude and a team player who is collaborative.
Provides legal counsel and negotiation of contracts related to technology, including privacy and data protection, information management, technology outsourcing and procurement, software licensing, cloud service providers and data/services hosted by third parties, software development, and data and analytics
Monitors developments, including proposed legislation and court decisions related to technology, including data privacy laws, and evaluates impact on operations
Recommends and provides legal advice and support to the company’s IT organization in developing routine policy and procedural improvements, consulting the business on issues related to technology, and providing practical advice in response to rapidly changing conditions
Occasionally works with outside legal counsel and orchestrates legal processes on behalf of the company in liaison with outside counsel
Works with key strategic external relationships through involvement in industry, community, or civic groups to bring added value to the company
Conducts legal research and applies research to facts and is able to communicate the analysis in an easily understood work product to leadership
Identifies legal risks and designs plans to mitigate and prevent routine legal risks
Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of agreements and documents and continuously seeks ways to improve the forms, processes, or systems involved
Participates in preparing and delivering training, memorandums, and presentations to employees, clients, management, executives, or other members of the Legal Department on legal matters
Collaborates on complex projects and supports others in the Legal Department (i.e. attorneys across the Legal Department in order to provide meaningful and practical advice and recommendations to clients)
Negotiates with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes including settlement conferences or negotiating key contract terms
Master's Degree in Law and/or Juris Doctor degree
5+ years of relevant experience in a top tier law firm or mixture of relevant experience in top-tier law firm, corporate legal department setting, and/or government agency; experience with negotiating against Technology companies
Active state bar member in good standing of at least one U.S. jurisdiction
1+ years of direct experience with public company legal issues, processes and procedures
Career track of progressive, documented accomplishments with broad diversity of experiences
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2069648BR
About Lowe's Home Improvement
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
About Lowe’s in the Community:
As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.