Associate General Counsel

Beaverton, OR

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

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.


We need an Associate General Counsel, Digital Product to join us at NIKE’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to provide legal support to the Digital Product and Tech organizations. The best candidates are results-driven, strong team players, have a bias for action, and an ability to work cross-functionally within a multinational organization. 


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. 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, and third-party digital platforms. You will also be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts in support of the Nike Direct and Tech organizations. 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 diverse team in a fast-paced environment and engage with cross-functional teammates and business clients from around the world.


You will report to an Assistant General Counsel, Consumer Digital Legal, and you will work closely with your legal colleagues supporting Nike Direct & Brand Marketing, including those in other geographies, as well as outside counsel. On the daily, you will provide legal support to the Nike Direct and Tech 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. 


  • Juris Doctorate degree 
  • 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
  • Proven experience representing corporations in commercial transactions and general business law
  • Substantive knowledge of laws related to consumer protection
  • 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 team player 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
  • Willingness to relocate to the Portland, Oregon area

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.

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