Legal Counsel

Portland, OR, USA


About the Role

Purpose & Function Description:

Provide strategic legal, business, and negotiation advice across multiple touchpoints in the organization, with a focus on Sports Marketing and Culture Marketing, through the following:

• Act as a strategic business partner and advisor to Sports Marketing and Culture Marketing teams in bringing brand strategy of partnering with the best athletes, entertainers, influencers, teams, and other third parties to life
• Negotiate and draft dynamic commercial agreements with valued partners to ensure adidas acquires best terms and most valuable rights
• Provide timely, accurate, and comprehensive advice on issues relating to contract law and other transactional matters, assess and mitigate legal risk, and manage and resolve potential disputes
• Employ a fresh perspective and creative mindset to help the Global Legal team improve, streamline, and simplify the way it enables and protects its business partners, with a focus on harnessing new technology and emerging industry best practices

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide clear, straightforward, common-sense advice to various internal business partners on contract law issues relating to third party partners, with a focus on advising the Sports Marketing and Culture Marketing teams on partnerships with athletes, entertainers, and influencers
• Negotiate and draft a wide variety of Sports Marketing and Culture Marketing contracts, including sponsorship and endorsement agreements, team and club agreements, and other commercial agreements
• Provide practical legal guidance and advice on a wide variety of additional topics, from business strategy to individual commercial relationships
• Act as a subject matter expert and closely monitor developments in legal operations technology to help drive assessment and adoption of new tools for the North America and Global Legal, Sports Marketing, and Culture Marketing teams, including tools simplifying and standardizing contract formation and managing the contract lifecycle


About the Company

Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation, founded and headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing and accessories. It is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after Nike.