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Privacy matters now more than ever and has the power to move markets. As a loved and trusted brand, Nike is uniquely positioned to lead on data privacy. Join us in working daily to maintain our most valuable resource - the love and trust of our consumers and employees!

Who Are We Looking For

Nike is looking for an attorney who can support and manage global legal privacy and security strategies for Nike Inc. and its affiliates from our WHQ office in Beaverton, Oregon US.

The person in this role would join a team of privacy professionals around the globe to act as a subject matter authority and leader for cross-functional initiatives.

The best candidates for this role are folks who communicate effectively about privacy at all levels, prioritize and work through ambiguity to get results and are strong teammates with the ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure.

What Will You Work On


  • Help implement Nike’s global legal privacy strategy, with executive direction as necessary.
  • Help set and drive consistent privacy policy and practices across Nike.
  • Formulate and disseminate enterprise-wide policies for US and Global operations, in partnership and consultation with country/geo counsel responsible for data protection.
  • Help ensure the company has fully documented policies and practices in place, consistent with local laws.
  • Identify issues of highest risk facing the company; propose and drive solutions to address those risks.

Cross-functional leadership and engagement:

  • Provide leadership and engagement with cross-functional teammates including, but not limited to, HR, information technology, information security, government affairs, communications, and audit.

Embed Our Approach:

  • Effectively champion a principles-based privacy approach throughout the company.
  • Drive programs and processes and decisions in support of strategy and principles.
  • Surface and resolve issues that have the potential for brand impact for business and legal consideration.
  • Conduct privacy impact assessments for large IT and enterprise services, programs and systems.
  • Continually test and improve privacy processes and governance.


  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding privacy and security provisions within commercial deals.
  • Maintain grounding in global laws and government activity related to privacy.
  • Maintain knowledge of external business and legal landscape in privacy and proactively propose advisable business processes or practices.
  • Maintain knowledge of the relevant information technology systems and applications to drive systematic solutions and improvements.
  • Partner with government affairs on government policy/regulation affecting the company.

Education and Awareness:

  • Create content and guide delivery of company-wide and roles-based education and awareness of privacy issues and their impact to our brand and business.
  • Train agencies, vendors and other contractors in privacy matters.

External Liaison:

  • Liaise with privacy professionals at peer companies and industries.


  • Develop and augment internal efforts to create integrated privacy governance by monitoring the relevant legal, regulatory and policy developments, and collaborating with external partners.

Who Will You Work With

This role reports to the Chief Privacy Counsel and is a member of the privacy team within the legal team. Lawyers on the privacy team work closely with our privacy program and privacy analyst teammates. This role will also counsel and liaise with our Corporate Information Security teams and a variety of cross-functional leadership.

What You Bring

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Member, in good standing, of at least one US State Bar and willingness to meet the requirements of membership in the Oregon State Bar through in-house counsel, reciprocity, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5-7 years privacy experience, law firm and multinational corporation experience preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge of global privacy and information security laws; ability to act as a “subject matter authority” in privacy
  • Experience with cross-border data transfers and methods of ensuring compliance with data protection laws.
  • Experience with privacy and security provisions in commercial agreements.
  • Sound risk assessment capabilities in rapidly evolving regulated areas
  • Strong teammate and ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
  • Ability to prioritize and work through ambiguity, focus on business requirements, and get results
  • Ability to successfully draft and implement privacy policies and processes
  • Ability to communicate privacy effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work independently within a multinational organization and be pragmatic and results-focused
  • IAPP Certification Preferred
  • Willing to relocate to Portland OR area

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