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.
Like any winning team, NIKE relies on talented, ambitious individuals to thrive. The Chief Administrative Office (CAO) drives innovation in process, technologies, and services, while fueling NIKE with exceptional levels of support.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We need a Senior Paralegal Lead to join us at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to provide overall legal support to a team of attorneys in the Nike Digital Product Legal team. The best paralegals are organized, flexible multitaskers with an ability to prioritize tasks and solve problems with a high degree of independence.
WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?
On any given day, you may be preparing for a presentation to the business about how to submit a contract request, drafting a commercial agreement, or driving a project to improve a process. In this role, you will be responsible for drafting and negotiating various complex commercial agreements for the Nike Digital Product organization, including licensing transactions, SaaS and other technology service agreements, developer agreements, agency agreements, and other service agreements, and will manage special projects in support of the Digital Product Legal team. You will provide strategic counseling to business stakeholders and prepare and deliver trainings to enhance compliance. You’ll work on a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment and engage with cross-functional teammates and various business groups.
WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?
You will report to the Senior Counsel, Digital Product, and you will work closely with your legal colleagues in Nike Direct, Brand Marketing, Global Technology, as well as outside counsel. On the daily, you will provide legal support to the Nike Digital Product team, 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 solutions.
WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE
A minimum 7 years’ experience as a paralegal, preferably in a large law firm or Fortune 500 technology company, with a significant focus on commercial transactions in support of consumer digital products and experiences
Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating a high volume of agreements
An understanding of the application of consumer protection and data privacy laws in the context of consumer digital experiences
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels
Bias for action and ability to work independently within a multinational organization
Excellent judgement and organizational skills, with a proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and complete tasks accurately, on schedule and with minimal supervision
Strong team player and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
Demonstrated ability to learn business requirements quickly, analyze legal and commercial risks and propose creative, business-oriented solutions
Ability to successfully create and implement process in organizations
Proficient computer skills
Flexibility and willingness to take on new tasks in new or unfamiliar areas of the law
Proficient legal research and analysis skills
Paralegal certificate a plus
International experience a plus
Previous NIKE work experience, especially with NIKE Legal tools (e.g., Contract Central, Legal Tracker), a plus
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: 534585
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.