The General Counsel is the head of the corporate legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation. This role will be a principal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and other senior management. The candidate must possess strong initiative, as well as excellent management and leadership skills, and strong business acumen. This role reports to the CEO and will serve as the Corporate Secretary. This is a hands-on role for a collegial, practical lawyer with proven leadership skills and experience managing a lean legal function. Rue21 leaders work in a nimble, lean and fast-paced environment. A love of the retail/ecommerce industry and retail in-house experience is a must.
Rue21 is a fast-growing retail chain with 650 stores in 45 US States, selling value-priced apparel, footwear and accessories, including jewelry and fragrances, for women and men. The Company has recently experienced unprecedented profitability and growth. It is Rue21’s sincere hope that people long to be 21. The Company makes cool, casual clothes for “the raddest people it knows.” It is the Company’s mission to provide the latest trends with an affordable price tag.
A competitive compensation package consisting of base, bonus and equity will be offered for this position, consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.
Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school;
12+ years of progressive legal experience with foundational training in a well-respected law firm followed by in-house retail company experience;
Ideal candidate will be either a current General Counsel or a Deputy General Counsel with diverse legal responsibilities; and
Proven business savvy and strategic vision, as well as experience with commercial contracts, corporate governance, finance, privacy, marketing, regulatory/legal compliance matters, labor and employment, litigation management and intellectual property management (protection of trademarks, brands).
Member in good standing of at least one U.S. state with the ability to obtain a Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Warrendale, PA but remote work with travel to Warrendale, PA as needed will be considered.
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