Lead Compliance Counsel, Legal

Ralph Lauren
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
Closing date
2 Jul 2023

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Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
The attorney in this role will be given the opportunity to advise the Company and its senior management in the areas of corporate compliance, ESG and sustainability, entity management, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and philanthropy. The role reports to the Head of Global Corporate, Securities & Intellectual Property.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Manage corporate compliance program and corporate policies
• Advise on compliance matters in areas of anti-corruption/anti-bribery, and anti-money laundering
• Advise on global entity management and corporate governance
• Assist with all ESG and sustainability matters, including regulatory compliance, public disclosure/reporting, rankings
• Serve as thought leader on all aspects of ESG governance and best practices by closely following legal, regulatory, and market developments and trends
• Support the business with all ESG-related transactions
• Advise on commercial contracts
• Assist with corporate philanthropy matters and Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation matters
• Provide responsive and effective legal support and guidance to the business as needed
• Provide other in-house legal services as needed
• Interest in Intellectual Property is a plus.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

• J.D. degree from law school and member of New York or New Jersey bar
• Knowledge of corporate sustainability, corporate responsibility, or ESG best practices
• An understanding of domestic and foreign regulatory regimes, experience with the various ESG reporting frameworks and standards (e.g., SASB, TCFD, etc.), and knowledge of emerging SEC disclosure priorities
• Exceptional attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Talent for multi-tasking, prioritizing, following through, and taking ownership of projects
• Excellent business judgment, discretion and the ability to assess legal risk
• Professionalism and poise in communication across functions and levels, whether with colleagues, counterparts or otherwise
• Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
• Self-directed, solution-focused individual with strong work ethic and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally to achieve enterprise-wide results. Ralph Lauren Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We offer dynamic career opportunities with growth potential and a generous company discount. #LI-KV1


Ralph Lauren, whose name is synonymous with American lifestyle, timeless design and impeccable quality, is a cultural icon who has built the Ralph Lauren Corporation into one of the most successful companies in the world. As the first designer to produce a complete lifestyle vision, Mr. Lauren created a global brand exemplified by style, sophistication and the utmost attention to detail. Today, the Company is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.

Since 1967, Ralph Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America, as well as that of Europe and the exotic themes of other cultures, redefining a style of luxury that is recognized and coveted around the world. “I have always had a clear vision,” he said. “I wanted to develop quality products and create a whole world around that. It means taking risks, going with what you feel, but never losing sight of your vision and conviction.”

At Ralph Lauren, we like to inspire—and to be inspired. Our teams are dynamic, collaborative and innovative—and we are always looking to build them with the strongest, most inspiring people in the world.

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