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Corporate Counsel
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J.Crew Group, Inc. | New York, NY
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Job Description

Title:           Corporate Counsel

Location :   New York City

Reports to: Associate General Counsel




Corporate Counsel is an integral member of the J.Crew legal team.  The position will report to the Associate General Counsel and provide legal support related to a variety of legal matters arising in a retail environment with special emphasis on commercial contracts and employment related matters.  Specific duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Negotiate, draft and review a variety of commercial contracts and other documents related to operation of multi-channel specialty retail business including IT, e-commerce, sourcing, supply chain, procurement, managed services and consulting.
  • Provide advice and counsel to business clients on wide array of business and contractual issues while coordinating with other Legal team members and stakeholders as necessary.
  • Counsel on labor and associate relations matters and supporting employee investigations as needed.
  • Advise the business on leave, disability, and workers compensation matters as they may arise
  • Assist as needed on employment litigation, agency matters, and health and safety initiatives. 
  • Help develop and implement compliance programs, policies and training as needed, based on legal and regulatory requirements, industry standards and best practices.
  • Partner with legal team and other stakeholders to drive strategic initiatives.
  • Conduct legal research, analysis and benchmarking to support legal requirements. 
  • Support the existing J.Crew Legal team needs as well as new or special projects consistent with the evolving needs of the business.
  • Work independently with outside counsel as identified by J. Crew’s legal department. 


  • J.D. degree from an A.B.A. accredited law school.  Admitted and member in good standing with the New York bar (or ability to waive in to become a member).
  • Minimum 4-6 years relevant legal experience, with in-house law department and/or law firm experience.
  • Excellent judgment and the highest level of personal integrity.
  • Working knowledge of employment laws, including discrimination and employee leave matters.
  • Skilled and experienced with drafting and negotiating complex contracts and documents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to balance multiple projects while remaining highly organized.
  • Deadline driven and able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Well-developed analytical and critical thinking skills; high attention to detail
  • Experienced project manager; able to solve complex initiatives from start to finish.
  • Ability to lead teams, work collaboratively with stakeholders and gain consensus.
  • Creative problem solver who is able to deliver clear, strategic advice to clients in a timely manner.
  • Task-oriented with excellent sense of prioritization.
  • Self-starter who is resourceful and able to work effectively both independently as well as with teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; team player who is flexible and adaptable.
  • Proficient with technology including with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.



J.Crew Group, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
We are committed to affirmatively providing equal opportunity to all associates and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, legally protected physical or mental disability or any other basis protected under applicable law.