Litigation Counsel

CHANELNew YorkFull Time

US Litigation Counsel

At Chanel, we are focused on creating an inclusive culture that nurtures personal growth, contributing to collective progress. We believe the uniqueness of each individual increases the diversity, complementarity and effectiveness of our teams. We strongly encourage your application, as we value the perspective, experience and potential you could bring to CHANEL.

About The Job

CHANEL is looking for an experienced Litigation Counsel to join our Legal Team in New York, NY. The Litigation Counsel will play a leading role in managing a variety of disputes and litigations including personal injury, product liability, regulatory and other general business-related matters at one of the most iconic brands in luxury. This role interfaces with legal and business colleagues. Our ideal candidate will have 6 plus years of experience and a passion for problem solving.

What impact you can create at CHANEL:

  • Anticipate, assess and address legal risks in a business centric way by developing strategies to solve problems, while strengthening partnerships and business objectives.
  • Driving strategy with outside counsel to mitigate risks.
  • Creating interdepartmental collaborations and foster business relationships.
  • Streamline and develop efficient processes.
  • Innovative solutions by thinking about issues in new and unique ways.

You are energized by…

  • Formulation and driving strategy with outside counsel. Management of outside counsel In the US and collaborate with counsel outside the US as needed.
  • Working in a fast-paced environment on critical issues.
  • Navigating complexity and supporting consistent transformation and change.
  • Working in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Connecting the dots on problems, being detailed oriented and an expert problem solver.
  • Demonstrating sound judgment, comfortable in ambiguous situations, with the ability to work under pressure with diligence and organization.

What You Will Bring To The Team...

  • Inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, and passion about challenges, and a team player who is able to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in reviewing and revising motions drafted by outside counsel with some drafting required as needed.
  • Participation in deposition preparation of corporate and expert witnesses.
  • Leading the collection of information internally and cross-functionally to respond to discovery obligations.
  • Assisting in setting annual defense budgets and exposure reserves. Managing various litigation budgets.
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to break down complex issues to the business.
  • Multi-State, Federal and international experience.

Position Logistics:

  • 6 plus years of demonstrated litigation experience in litigating personal injury, product liability, regulatory and other issues involving business with a strong preference for candidates experienced in product and regulatory matters.
  • Significant experience managing cases through pleadings, motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution, arbitrations, and trials.
  • Strong case evaluation abilities and critical thinking skills
  • Mediation, discovery, and motion practice experience required
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • J.D. at an accredited law school
  • NY or NJ bar preferred
  • Position is for the NY office.

Additional Information

The anticipated base salary range for this position is $127,000 through $200,000. Base salary is one component of the total compensation for this position. Other components may include additional compensation, benefits, and perks.

Chanel is a private company whose values are grounded in creating the conditions for people to perform at their best and feel fulfilled and confident in their work. We offer a unique work environment where individuals are encouraged to better understand the brand, the business, and motivations, so that together we can unlock the possibilities of growth. This is reflected in:

Diversity and Inclusion

  • At CHANEL, we are intentional in promoting Diversity & Inclusion. We foster respect, empathy, and dignity for all. We believe strongly that the diversity of our people across the full spectrum of human differences is essential to our organisation and the connections we have with each other and our clients.
  • We offer Employee Resource Groups in the US that are voluntary, open to all, employee-led groups formed around a shared identity or lived experience, whose aim is to foster a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community aligned with the values and missions of the communities they support.

Chanel Community

  • CHANEL Community empowers our employees to channel their passions, talents, and sense of purpose to contribute to and learn from our communities.
  • Employees are encouraged to take time off annually to volunteer through CHANEL Community. CHANEL also matches employee donations to select charitable organizations.

Fondation Chanel

  • Since 2011, Fondation CHANEL’s mission is for women and girls to be free to shape their own destiny. Through multi-year partnerships with financial and technical support, Fondation CHANEL is committed to improving the safety and autonomy of women and adolescent girls around the world, impacting over a million women and girls in its first 10 years.
  • For more information, please navigate to the Fondation Chanel website here


  • CHANEL Mission 1.5° is our climate action plan. It is focused on transforming the business in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement on climate change to limit the average global mean temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
  • Employees are encouraged to contribute to our US Sustainability efforts at the corporate level and within the divisions, through organized taskforces and initiatives.

Arts and Culture

  • We are committed to extending our legacy of cultural engagement. Global support includes the CHANEL Culture Fund, which supports a select group of leading art culture institutions across the globe, and the CHANEL Next Prize for the next generation of creative talent. US support currently includes Annual sponsorship of the MoMA film program, Tribeca Film Festival programs and Through Her Lens, Support of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women and Sponsorship of the BAAND Together Dance Festival at Lincoln Center.

Career and Leadership Development:

  • We have dedicated in-house teams focused on supporting the onboarding of employees, developing leadership skills via custom programs like Imagine Chanel People, Heart of Leadership and group and individual coaching, and blended online and live classes offered on our Bloom platform and by skilled trainers, such as Shape Your Career, to develop career building skills.


  • Base salary, bonus potential and other forms of variable pay may be offered for this position

Benefits and Perks

  • Flexibility (flexible time and hybrid work options)
  • Wellbeing resources include dedicated paid time off for wellbeing (2-week August Office Closure and Wellbeing Days in Retail) and a Wellbeing fund
  • Family and care giving benefits (inclusive of parental leave, fertility support, MilkStork, and Membership)
  • Generous paid time off policies to include vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer days
  • 401K, pension, and other incentives
  • Robust healthcare offerings; medical, dental, vision, MDLIVE (virtual care), One Medical, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care), Health Savings Account and Employee Assistance Program
  • Life insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Health Advocate, International Business Travel Accident & Medical, and Commuter Transit & Parking
  • Chanel, Inc. benefits and perks are dependent on eligibility and subject to modification by Chanel at any time.

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