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Beaverton, OR, USA


About the Role


We are looking for an Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law – Americas, who will serve as an advisor and counselor to Human Resources and business managers on employment law issues. We need someone who is able to provide expert, principled, pragmatic, solution-focused and commercially relevant employment law advice. You must be an enterprise level thinker. A flexible future oriented mind set who can make informed decisions and legal risk assessments in the best interests of the enterprise in the face of ambiguity. You must have strong interpersonal skills and be an excellent verbal and written communicator to all levels of the company. A good listener, and comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You should have a global perspective and desire to join a distributed team.


As our Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law – Americas, you will serve as a subject matter authority in all areas of federal and state employment laws, providing timely, practical and solution-focused legal advice to Human Resources and business leaders on a variety of employment law issues. For example, hiring, performance management, discipline, terminations, internal investigations, contingent worker issues, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, and general employee risk management. This role will provide employment law advice and counsel to our retail store team, as well as other teams. You will also partner in selecting and handling outside counsel for employment litigation and will lead the process through resolution. Coordinate and supervise responses to administrative charges, demand letters and other potential disputes against the company through negotiation or mediation. You will also provide advice and counsel with regard to legal compliance issues impacting employees (OFCCP, I-9s, disability, FMLA, FCPA, etc.) and assist Senior Counsel in developing strategic plans for all employment-related matters, including but not limited to, policies, procedures, litigation and pre-litigation matters.


About the Company

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 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, Inc.’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.

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