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The Corporate Counsel, Commercial role will report to an Associate General Counsel and will have the opportunity to work as part of American Eagle Outfitter’s (AEO) internal legal team. As part of the AEO legal team, he/she will partner with various internal business teams to review, draft and negotiate a wide range of documents, while securing advantageous contractual terms. In such role, this person must represent AEO in a professional, intelligent and efficient capacity. Additionally, he/she will be asked to perform miscellaneous tasks and assignments to further support the legal team.  


  • Candidate shall provide legal support on various matters, including: 
  • Successfully manage a substantial and fluctuating contract negotiation workload (while navigating both internal business partners and outside vendors, consultants and legal contacts), in a responsive and time-sensitive manner.
  • Review, draft and negotiate advantageous contracts and documents, with a focus on procurement, marketing, and transportation, including service, subscription, consulting, logistics, and confidentiality agreements. 
  • Support and build relationships with many of the company’s internal business teams, specifically including AEO’s procurement, marketing, graphics, and logistics teams. 
  • Assist in the management of AEO’s contract flow, approvals, and reporting, consistent with our current internal contract management policies and processes.
  • Identify and mitigate potential liabilities and risks associated with third-party vendors, internal business practices, contract negotiations and corporate policies.
  • Advise business partners on legal risks and recommendations.  
  • Act discreetly in handling sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Perform additional projects and responsibilities, as requested.


  • JD Degree and license to practice law in at least one state.
  • 2-4 years of legal experience in-house or at a law firm
  • Experience in retail and commercial contracts is preferred 
  • Excellent drafting and negotiation experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated business aptitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Solid judgment and decision making skills
  • Self-motivation, with critical attention to responsiveness, detail and deadlines. 
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, problem-solving, project management, and planning skills.
  • Robust verbal/written communication, collaborative and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and/or individual environment, and the ability to influence peers, associates and senior management.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook, and Adobe 
  • Familiarity with Workshare and Practical Law (Westlaw) preferred

Our people come first. We employ more than 30,000 associates throughout the world and we believe that a truly diverse workplace is the result of an inclusive culture. It’s about more than simply bringing together people who are different, it’s about celebrating what makes us REAL.

We strive to be an employer of choice - a place where people are excited to come to work because they believe in what we do, enjoy working with each other, and have fun doing it.  

Learn more at www.AEO-Inc.com

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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