Posted on: April 19, 2019 | Job#: 276595

Counsel - Global Legal

Full-time | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

Gap Inc requires a dynamic lawyer, with strong aspirations to grow, innovate and push boundaries, to join its Global Legal team. The role is based in San Francisco reporting to the Senior Counsel, also based in San Francisco.
Solution oriented with sound judgement, the lawyer will advise on, handle and manage a variety of complex and high value contracts with third parties often under time pressure. This position will work closely with business partners for each of the brands of Gap Inc as well as Corporate Functional teams such as Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance, Tax, Accounting, Product Safety Team, Strategic Sourcing, GapTech and others who are based in San Francisco, NYC, London and elsewhere around the world.

What you'll do

  • Provide practical and strategic legal advice and guidance to the business and corporate support functions in relation to all aspects of complex and high value third party agreements (variety of areas such as technology related, logistics and transportation, third party product licensing and manufacturing, marketing and advertising)
  • Undertake or manage the drafting, negotiating and finalizing contracts and other types of agreements
  • Partner with the Legal IP, Privacy, Compliance teams or others where subject matter expertise requires it
  • Build relationships with legal colleagues and key stakeholders to effectively provide legal and strategic advice to assist the business to meet its objectives

Who you are

  • Qualified in US (Juris Doctor) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Prior relevant work experience in a reputable law firm and/or multinational companies is a prerequisite
  • Prior relevant experience handling commercial transactions related to the technology and digital landscape required
  • Experience of intellectual property work a bonus
  • Proven ability to balance legal and business objectives
  • Proven ability to navigate complex organizations effectively
  • Proven ability to effectively influence, collaborate and build partnerships with legal peers and the businesses

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. In 2016, Gap Inc. was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the thirteeth consecutive year and was the sole winner of the Catalyst award for equality in the workplace in 2016.

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