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The Clorox Company Brand Licensing Attorney / Sr. Corporate Counsel in Oakland, California

At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive by doing the right thing, putting people at the center, and playing to win. Led by our IGNITE strategy, we build brands that make a positive difference in people’s lives around the world. And we know that success requires head, heart, AND guts — all three, every day — coming together to work simpler, faster, bolder, and more inclusively. Interested? Join us to #IgniteYourCareer (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=igniteyourcareer&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6815726741450039296) !

Your role at Clorox:

Reporting to the Director of Legal – Strategic Partnerships, this Corporate Counsel position supports the growth of the entire enterprise across multiple brands and product portfolios. The position works closely with the business development, marketing, and sales teams on inbound and outbound brand licenses, marketing partnerships, joint product development, and other complex commercial agreements.

The position is based in Oakland, CA, with a hybrid office/home schedule.

In this role, you will:

The successful Brand Licensing Attorney will be a distinguished professional with a strong business orientation. The key responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Negotiate and draft intellectual property licenses and agreements addressing various forms of joint development efforts, inbound and outbound brand licenses, and strategic alliances

  • Work with business teams to craft and document business strategies, goals and processes for significant partnerships and alliances, new business development ventures, and new channel- and technology-related development projects

  • Develop and foster strong relationships with business partners, including providing user-friendly legal advice while taking into account business realities

  • Conduct due diligence regarding potential partners and ensure compliance with company policies and practices

  • Work with Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on departmental matters, including providing training and mentoring to other attorneys and paralegals in the department

  • Develop and implement legal training for business teams

What we look for:

  • A Juris Doctor degree is required; CA bar or willingness to sit for (and pass) CA bar exam, or meet the qualifications for registration under the California State Bar in-house counsel program

  • Minimum of 7 years' experience practicing law with a focus on intellectual property licensing and development transactions, preferably from a mix of private practice and in-house work

  • Have experience drafting and negotiating license agreements and other complex commercial agreements

  • Have experience in trademarks, brand enforcement and licensing

  • Must have proven experience advising and counseling internal clients on legal risks, business strategies, and other issues related to commercial transaction

  • Have excellent writing skills, especially the ability to streamline contract language to eliminate repetition, increase readability and remove ambiguity

  • Be able to build great relationships with business partners, including developing and leveraging internal and external networks to drive business goals

  • Interest in proactively streamlining Legal team processes and procedures to best serve an evolving business

  • Unquestioned personal integrity; be a role model for ethical principles and values of the company

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to influence, provide points of view, and to listen

  • Experience working with consumer product goods companies a plus

  • Thorough understanding of digital media and e-commerce ecosystems a plus

Workplace type:


We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’re looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.

At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community. Learn more about our I&D program & initiatives here (https://www.thecloroxcompany.com/company/our-people/inclusion-diversity/) .

[U.S.]Additional Information:

At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive, starting with our own people. To help make this possible, we offer comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates’ unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company match, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays depending on location), inclusive fertility / adoption benefits, and more.

We are committed to fair and equitable pay and are transparent with current and future teammates about our full salary ranges. We use broad salary ranges that reflect the competitive market for similar jobs, provide sufficient opportunity for growth as you gain experience and expand responsibilities, while also allowing for differentiation based on performance. Based on the breadth of our ranges, most new hires will start at Clorox in the first half of the applicable range. Your starting pay will depend on job-related factors, including relevant skills, knowledge, experience and location. The applicable salary range for every role in the U.S. is based on your work location and is aligned to one of three zones according to the cost of labor in your area.

–Zone A: $138,100 - $277,400

–Zone B: $126,600 - $254,300

–Zone C: $115,100 - $231,200

All ranges are subject to change in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

This job is also eligible for participation in Clorox’s incentive plans, subject to the terms of the applicable plan documents and policies.

Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, named to the 2020 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings, Barron's 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies list, and the Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Corporate Equality Index, among others. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed more than $25 million in combined cash grants, product donations, and cause marketing in the fiscal year 2020. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com , including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries are an EEO/AA/ Minorities/Women/LGBT/Protected Veteran/Disabled employer. You may view the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) by clicking on it.

Clorox is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans during the hiring and interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, contact us at People@clorox.com . Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions/ application statuses.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries are an EEO/AA/ Minorities/Women/LGBT/Protected Veteran/Disabled employer.