Counsel, Franchise - Legal

Gap Inc. in San Francisco, CA

  • Industry: Legal - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

We are looking for a dynamic attorney to join the Gap Inc. Global Legal team. The lawyer will support Gap Inc.’s international franchise division, working closely with business partners and Corporate Functional teams including Franchise, Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance, Tax, Accounting, and the Product Safety Team, which are based in San Francisco, NYC, London and elsewhere around the world.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Provide strategic legal advice and guidance to the business and corporate support functions in relation to all aspects of franchise, shop in shop, concession, distribution, ecommerce, and other types of third party collaborations; proactively identify liability and risks and collaborate with business partners on practical and commercial solutions
  • Draft, negotiate and finalize contracts and other types of agreements
  • Manage complex legal matters and participate in cross-functional teams and projects
  • Manage contract execution, franchise disclosure documents, registrations, customs letters, NDAs and similar work streams
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to effectively provide legal advice and counsel to assist the business to meet their objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate multiple sources of information and data to effectively counsel the business and support leadership
  • Direct the work of support staff and manage outside counsel. Delegate tasks and projects appropriately within teams
  • WHO YOU ARE

  • Qualified in US (Juris Doctor) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a reputable law firm or mixture of law firm and in house
  • In-house experience is a plus
  • Prior relevant work experience in a franchise role is prerequisite namely, knowledge/experience of international franchise laws and general commercial areas such as distributorship, shop in shop, concession and similar agreements
  • Proven ability to balance legal and business objectives

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