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Legal Counsel, Commercial

Levi Strauss & Co.
$116,300- $175,900
Posted May 22
Full Time
San Francisco, California

Job Description

You're an original. So are we .

We're a company of people who like to forge our own path. We invented the blue jean in 1873, and we reinvented khaki pants in 1986. We pioneered labor and environmental guidelines in manufacturing. And we work to build sustainability into everything we do. Our brands stand for freedom and self-expression around the world.

Where we lead, others follow. For more than 160 years, we've used the strength of our brands to lead with our values and make an outsized impact on the world. We employ more than 15,000 people globally to support our great brands: Levi's®, Dockers®, Denizen®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Beyond Yoga.

The Legal Counsel, Commercial will assume dual responsibility for commercial contracting and commercial litigation matters. As an integral member of the commercial contracting team for Levi Strauss Americas, your role will negotiate a variety of domestic and international commercial agreements, including technology, marketing, software licenses, master services, and recruiting contracts. Serving as a strategic advisor, the Legal Counsel will provide daily legal and business counseling, identify opportunities for process improvements and guidance on resolving legal issues within existing commercial relationships. You will also manage commercial litigation matters. In this role, the attorney will collaborate with external legal counsel to assess liability, develop defense strategies, assemble factual cases, identify witnesses, and provide recommendations regarding trial or settlement options. The estimated allocation of time for this role is anticipated to be 75-80% on transactions and 20-25% on litigation.

This is a hybrid role based at our San Francisco headquarters with remote work flexibility. Reporting to the Chief Counsel, Global Intellectual Property & Americas, you will support the U.S. and Canada business while occasionally contributing to global initiatives. In between drafting contracts and navigating litigation, you will find moments of fun and camaraderie. You’ll be part of a team that values collaboration and new ideas, where every day brings new opportunities to grow.

About The Job

  • Manage daily commercial transactions and commercial litigation for the business
  • Review, interpret, draft, revise, and negotiate commercial and technology contracts, including master services agreements, software agreements, reseller agreements, consulting and services agreements, data processing agreements and statements of work; support other types of commercial contracts from time to time, including wholesale, licensing, franchising, and sales agreements
  • Contribute to the development of standard templates and clause libraries to address a variety of situations
  • Develop and manage our contract management platform
  • Collaborate with and advise stakeholders across all organizational levels, including Global Procurement, E-Commerce, Retail, Data Security, Data Science/AI, IT and Finance
  • Supervise commercial litigation and other disputes, liaising with external counsel and internal stakeholders for analysis and resolution
  • Assume responsibility for special projects while managing a flow of daily legal matters
  • Develop and deliver training initiatives along with other members of the Legal team
  • Help develop governance protocols and procedures
  • Escalate matters as warranted and ensure compliance with company policies and risk tolerance thresholds

About You

  • JD and membership in CA bar
  • 5+ years commercial transactions and commercial litigation experience with a blend of law firm and in-house experience
  • Draft and negotiation skills across diverse commercial matters
  • Experience overseeing external legal counsel
  • APTTUS and IRONCLAD contract management platforms
  • SaaS or e-commerce related agreements

_The expected starting salary range for this role is $116,300- $175,900. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range based on the location of the role. The amount a particular employee will earn within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, experience, skills, performance and business needs.

_ _Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) offers a total rewards package that includes competitive pay, incentive plans, and a wide array of benefits designed to help you and your family stay healthy, meet your financial goals, and balance the demands of your work and personal life. Available benefits vary depending upon the specifics of the role; details relating to a specific role will be made available upon request.

_ _Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, benefits or other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.

_ _Levi Strauss & Co. is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and recruiting and maintaining a workforce that welcomes and respects people from diverse backgrounds while enabling our employees to make an impact. We value the unique combination of talents, experiences, and perspectives of each employee, making our collective success possible.

_ Benefits

We put a lot of thought into our programs to provide you with a benefits package that matters. Whether it is for medical care, taking time off, improving your health or planning for retirement, we've got you covered. Here's a small snapshot:

  • 401K match: $1.25 for every $1.00 you contribute up to the first 6% of pay you save.
  • Five hours of paid volunteer time per month with nonprofit organizations
  • Product discount of 60% off regular-price merchandise
  • Paid Family Leave

EOE M/F/Disability/Vets


San Francisco, CA, USA


Full time

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