Description of position: Costco Wholesale is seeking an experienced commercial attorney to join the legal team at its corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington. Costco is one of the world’s top retailers, with over 118 million cardholders and 847 warehouses in 14 countries, and continues to expand globally. The Commercial Corporate Counsel will handle a broad range of commercial matters, providing legal advice and counsel to a variety of business units throughout Costco. This attorney will supervise outside counsel and other advisors on a variety of non-litigation matters. The candidate must be comfortable operating in a team environment with confidence in his or her judgments and demonstrate an ability to communicate with all levels in the company in a concise and effective way. This position is an “in the office” (not remote work) position.
Draft and negotiate a wide variety of complex commercial contracts and manage the lifecycle of the transactions, including attention to compliance matters.
Support Costco’s domestic and international e-commerce efforts by identifying and addressing legal, contractual, intellectual property and regulatory issues, including user experiences, technology tools and integrations, third-party relationships, and compliance with Internet and technology law.
Support Costco’s private label product development, including reviews of product claims, labels, and packaging for compliance with FDA, FTC, and other regulations.
Deliver advice on a wide range of legal topics, including commercial contracts, foundational intellectual property, pricing compliance, and merchandise and marketing compliance issues. Advise business leaders with respect to legal issues and risk management concerning the development and implementation of business strategy.
Collaborate with other members of the Legal Department to facilitate the deployment and adoption of Costco’s enterprise contract lifecycle management system throughout the organization.
Identify opportunities for and offer training to business clients on various legal, regulatory, and compliance topics.