Legal Assistant- Patents

Beaverton Oregon
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 11 hours ago
Job Description
Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team
NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.
Legal, Corporate Services
Like any winning team, Nike, Inc. relies on talented, ambitious individuals to thrive. Every day, the Corporate Service teams raise the bar on excellence. The diverse disciplines that make up these teams include Finance, Facilities, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Child Development, Administrative Support, Strategic Planning and more. Corporate Services drives innovation in process, technologies and services, while fueling the company with exceptional levels of support.
Nike, Inc.’s rapid pace of innovation demands a Legal team that is always on the offense. And they’re always on their game – with the mission to advance and guide Nike’s business through innovative, offense-minded counsel. Nike attorneys, paralegals and other specialists in law provide inventive approaches and superior counsel to Nike’s global business. As Nike changes the future of sport, the Nike Legal team drives competition, ingenuity and integrity in the marketplace.
DescriptionAs our Legal Assistant, you will support the members of the IP Transactions & Patents Team, which sits within the Intellectual Property Center of Excellence (IP COE) in the Legal department.  Your main focus will be to support our internal attorneys and patent agents, as well as outside IP counsel, and members of the broader Nike Legal team and Nike Innovation teams.  Your role will include a wide range of administrative tasks, including:
Scheduling:Manage Outlook calendars and scheduling
Work with Nike Travel to make travel arrangements for team members
Manage deadlines for projects, matters, and reporting
Arrange and coordinate team meetings, venues, vendor management, room setup, meeting material preparation, and audio/visual equipment
Support attorneys with CLE tracking, registration of trainings, reporting and payment of bar membership dues
AccountingVendor set up, invoice coding and management
Understand the operational finance guidelines and work with Accounting and Global Operations to ensure timely payment and processing of vendor invoices and follow-up on questions
Process expense reports in an accurate and timely manner and resolve issues as needed
Document Production and Reporting
Manage, organize and maintain paper and electronic files
Review and edit documents and emails for appropriate grammatical usage
Presentations: interpret needs to produce effective presentations; create quality graphic and text presentations, often under tight timeframes
Maintain team organizational charts
Team-specific support and reporting as needed
General Administrative
Field phone calls as needed and route inquiries to the appropriate team member
Process mail/packages
Prepare supply requisitions and shipments, both foreign and domestic
Copying and scanning of legal and personnel documents
Act as a liaison between clients, outside counsel, and team leads by furnishing and requesting information as needed and assist in completion of administrative reports
Provide onboarding support and training for new hires joining the team
Be a team player and assist to cover other team members as needed
Process Nike Employee Store passes for vendors
Work with team to prepare meeting agendas, record detailed meeting notes, distribute and file
QualificationsHigh School diploma or college degree
3+ years of increasing responsibility as an Administrative Assistant or Legal Secretary in a law firm or corporate department
Excellent oral communication and organizational follow-up skills
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and use discretion in dissemination of information
Ability to quickly grasp new concepts
Must demonstrate excellent attention to detail and ability to concentrate for long periods of time
Common sense and ability to think through scenarios to identify the best course of action
Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and prioritize and carry out responsibilities independently in a fast-paced work environment
Must be proactive and take initiative in seeing tasks to completion
Excellent follow-up to ensure adherence to deadlines
Must be comfortable with ambiguity and be resourceful enough to find solutions on your own
Flexibility, comfort with, and an understanding of how to work within an ever-evolving organization is critical
Strong interpersonal, team-building and people skills; a team player able to establish and build partnerships with all levels of management and business partners
Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism as position interacts with upper level management
Must have strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Consistent attendance is a required function of this job
NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
Job ID 00438572