Assistant General Counsel, Sports Marketing

Beaverton, OR, USA


About the Role

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a passionate attorney to join our Sports Marketing Legal Team based at our World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Our ability to secure a world-class roster of Sports Marketing talent is delivered by a small but incredible global team of attorneys and legal professionals who provide industry-leading expertise every day. Our best attorneys have a team-first mentality and a faultless “client-facing” presence and can effectively communicate complex topics and concepts to wide and diverse audiences. They can balance multiple clients, priorities and projects, meet tight deadlines and be experts at presenting issues along with the possible solutions as well.

What will you work on?

In this key role you will support a variety of Sports Marketing dimensions and geographies. You will be responsible for structuring, drafting and negotiating a range of endorsement, product supply, sponsorship and retail licensed product agreements and will provide legal advice and guidance in connection with these agreements and other sports marketing related matters, including compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements. You will demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations and feel confident working in a dynamic, fast-paced and evolving environment.

Who will you work with?

You will report into the Sr. Counsel, SM North America and will work closely with our business partners in Sports Marketing. You will work daily with your fellow colleagues in the Sports Marketing Legal Team as well as in the broader OGC. People will appreciate you as a committed team player and self-starter, and you will use your brilliant interpersonal skills to establish and build trust and relationships across all levels of our organization.

What you bring?

- JD degree or international equivalent or combination of relevant education, experience, and training.

- Member, in good standing, of at least one US State Bar; willingness to meet the requirements of in-house membership of the Oregon State Bar.

- A minimum of 6 plus years of directly relevant experience, with significant and proven transactional experience negotiating and drafting complex contracts;

- Experience with sports or entertainment-specific transactions, contracts (endorsement, sponsorship, retail licensed product agreements) and related matters a plus;

- You’re a dedicated team player; and

- Passionate about the power of sport.


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.