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 outstanding counsel to Nike’s global business. As Nike changes the future of sport, the Nike Legal team drives competition, resourcefulness and integrity in the marketplace!
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
As with other industry leaders, all aspects of Nike’s business are powered by information technology. We are looking for an experienced technology attorney to join our growing Legal team as Assistant General Counsel and assume a direct leadership role in guiding certain leaders in our Global Technology team as they take Nike’s digital transformation and growth to the next level!
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
As Assistant General Counsel – Global Technology, you will review, draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements and documents for Nike’s Global Technology teams as they transform Nike’s information technology function to support and drive growth. Transaction types range from traditional outsourcing, license and project service agreements to evolving areas such as cloud services and artificial intelligence. 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 information technology function, including regulatory compliance (particularly privacy issues in transactions), compliance with internal control processes, and management of business disputes that have not ripened into litigation. Along with others in the legal department, you will contribute your knowledge and experience toward efforts to re-engineer the delivery of legal services to improve quality, efficiency, and service levels using traditional and new model legal service providers. Finally, you will prepare and deliver training programs designed to enhance business results and manage risk.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
Under the supervision of our Senior Counsel – Global Technology, you will work directly with the Vice Presidents, Senior Directors and other personnel who lead Nike’s Global Technology team, as well as other leaders and business managers who work with the Global Technology organization. Due to the volume of legal work we handle, this person will manage service delivery by our outside counsel, and you will partner closely with Nike’s Privacy, Finance, Controlling, Global Procurement, and other supporting functions. International transactions will require collaboration with Nike’s excellent team of Legal talent who are located outside of the United States.
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 other avenues.
Minimum 6 years' experience in the practice of transactional business law
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a transactional practice that includes a significant information technology component
A demonstrable interest in, and passion for, information technology
Law firm experience in one or more of the following specialty areas is preferred: outsourcing, licensing, information technology, information security, data privacy
In house corporate legal department experience preferred
Experience with a technology company or major consumer of information technology products and services is preferred
An 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: 518450
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.