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Beaverton, Oregon, United States, VT

Full-time | Legal

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We are looking for an Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law Americas, who will serve as an advisor and counselor to Human Resources and business managers on employment law issues. We need someone who is able to provide expert, principled, pragmatic, solution-focused and commercially relevant employment law advice. You must be an enterprise level thinker. A flexible future oriented mind set who can make informed decisions and legal risk assessments in the best interests of the enterprise in the face of ambiguity. You must have strong interpersonal skills and be an excellent verbal and written communicator to all levels of the company. A good listener, and comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You should have a global perspective and desire to join a distributed team.


As our Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law Americas, you will serve as a subject matter authority in all areas of federal and state employment laws, providing timely, practical and solution-focused legal advice to Human Resources and business leaders on a variety of employment law issues. For example, hiring, performance management, discipline, terminations, internal investigations, contingent worker issues, reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, and general employee risk management. This role will provide employment law advice and counsel to our retail store team, as well as other teams. You will also partner in selecting and handling outside counsel for employment litigation and will lead the process through resolution. Coordinate and supervise responses to administrative charges, demand letters and other potential disputes against the company through negotiation or mediation. You will also provide advice and counsel with regard to legal compliance issues impacting employees (OFCCP, I-9s, disability, FMLA, FCPA, etc.) and assist Senior Counsel in developing strategic plans for all employment-related matters, including but not limited to, policies, procedures, litigation and pre-litigation matters.


Members of Nikes Global Employment Law and Employee Relations team, reporting directly to Nikes Senior Counsel, Employment Law and Employee Relations - Americas.
The work will concern operations and strategic employment law matters across the United States, Canada and Latin America. And, partner with other members of the Nike Office of General Counsel.

A Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school and active state bar license in good standing, of at least one US State Bar and willingness to commit to membership in the Oregon State Bar.
Minimum 6 years of experience in employment law in a corporate and/or law firm with an emphasis on the following specialty areas: litigation, administrative proceedings (state or federal), and compliance issues.
Experience in OFCCP Compliance/Affirmative Action, including preparation of affirmative action and federal contractor compliance programs is highly preferred. Prior experience may include in-house experience leading affirmative action programs for a federal contractor or a law firm role providing advice and counsel on OFCCP compliance.
Excellent communication skillsable to influence at all of levels and across functions in a complex matrix organization
Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and with a demanding case workload, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations.

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