About the Role
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We need an Associate General Counsel, Consumer Digital Legal (Virtual Goods) to join us at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to provide legal support to the Digital Product, Tech and Marketing organizations supporting Nike, Jordan and RTFKT brands. The best AGCs are results driven, strong teammates, have a bias for action, and an ability to work cross-functionally within a multinational organization.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
On any given day, you will be advising, counseling, and providing practical and strategic legal advice to business leaders supporting NIKE’s global consumer digital products and experiences across various consumer-facing channels, including Nike Virtual Studios and RTFKT. This will include identifying and addressing legal, regulatory, and privacy issues related to consumer digital products, including user experiences, technology tools and integrations, communications platforms, third-party digital platforms, and emerging digital technologies, including web3, Metaverse, NFTs, and blockchain technology. You will also be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts in support of the Digital Product, Tech and Marketing organizations, including end user license agreements and terms, and platform partnerships. You will provide strategic analysis of global legal and brand risks and help set and drive policies and solutions to achieve business objectives efficiently. You will work on a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment and engage with cross-functional teammates and business clients from around the world.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
You will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Consumer Digital Legal, and you will work closely with your legal colleagues in Marketing & Digital Product, Privacy, Intellectual Property and others, including those in other geographies, as well as with outside counsel. On the daily, you will provide legal support to Nike Virtual Studios, including RTFKT, Digital Product, Tech and Digital Design teams, where you will encounter business partners with a variety of communication styles and needs. People will appreciate your ability to be resourceful in the face of ambiguity and to find practical solutions.
WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE
Member, in good standing, of at least one U.S. State Bar and willingness to commit to membership in the Oregon State Bar
3+ years’ experience in the practice of law, with a significant focus on consumer digital products and experiences
Substantive knowledge of laws related to consumer protection and privacy
Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law
Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Results driven; proven experience leading strategic projects
Law firm experience and experience in a corporate legal department of a consumer digital product organization is preferred
Experience advising on business practices in a global company is preferred
Proficient in commercial transactions, including content, copyright and trademark licensing, and how specific contract clauses affect digital products and partnerships
Strong teammate and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas
Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks, and propose creative, business oriented solutions
Knowledge and interest in emerging technologies, and consumer digital innovation, including web4, Metaverse, NFTs, blockchain technology, and virtual goods and gaming
Technology and Intellectual Property background a plus
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.