Senior Corporate Counsel

  • 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Legal

Company Description

At rue21, we believe fashion should be fun and accessible to all. As a leading specialty retailer, we’re different, we’re unique—just like you. rue21 combines a shopping experience designed to fit the individuality of our customers with a community to foster love, advocate change and empower each other through what we wear and what we do. Join our team and be #YOUinrue.

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic and reliable team-player, who is passionate about the opportunities and challenges of retail and is comfortable working cross-functionally with all other departments. The Senior Corporate Counsel contributes to rue21’s results by being a main resource for internal clients in a high-growth and fast paced environment. 

•Commits to supporting rue21’s vision, mission, and values of an inclusive environment and sets an example for their team or sphere of influence. 
•    Provide legal support for all functional areas of the Company, and demonstrate increasing knowledge of the Company’s business, while retaining the discipline of legal analysis.
•    Problem-solve across legal disciplines and functional areas, including data privacy and security, trademarks, product and marketing compliance, as well as IT, eCommerce and HR matters.
•    Serve as the primary legal advisor on privacy and related regulatory matters.
•    Draft, review and negotiate company contracts, requests for proposals and other legal documents, including significant IT and Marketing related contracts.
•    Investigate situations and present practical and creative solutions and alternatives based upon independent legal research and analysis of the facts and the law.
•    Provide advice, counsel and support to all claims and litigation involving the Company.


•    Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, and in good standing in at least one state bar.  Admission to the Pennsylvania Bar through full admission or a Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License will be required.
•    Minimum 5-8 years of experience working at a law firm or corporate legal department
•    Prior retail experience, data privacy and/or trademark experienced, preferred.
•Deep understanding of the consumer product regulatory environment and consumer marketing claims
•    Effective communicator, with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships across the Company.
•Excellent negotiating skills, analytical abilities, and track record of handling complex business and legal issues
•    Strong drafting, organizational and project management skills, with superior attention to detail.
•    Ability to handle a high volume of work in an efficient manner and to prioritize competing demands.
•    Good judgment, a high level of professional integrity and the discretion, tact and ability to maintain confidentiality.

•Great teammate. You know how to work with and influence those around you, and you don’t hesitate to roll up your sleeves and help when others need it. 
•Engaging interpersonal and presentation skills. 
•Efficient organization, prioritization, and time management skills. 
•Strong analytical skills and the ability to draw conclusions to make recommendations. 


Additional Information

At rue21 we believe everyone has a voice and a seat at the table. Inclusion is in our DNA, and we embrace each individual’s unique story they have to tell.

Our Benefits include:

  • Employee Discount
  • Generous PTO Allowance
  • Energetic & Innovative Culture
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Tiered Medical/Dental/Vision Plans & Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits (Pet, Home & Auto)
  • 401k Retirement
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