Overview

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities will be tailored to the experience of the successful candidate, but could include the following:

 Support business lines with establishing and implementing risk minimization/management practices

 Development of policy and best practices

 Be a conduit for translating legal matters to business leaders and engineers and vice-versa

 Provide counsel to the Human Resources department about best practices

 Direction and management of work done by external counsel in litigation

 Day to day drafting of immigration applications

 Formulate company legal strategy to lead the company in C.A.S.E.-related legal matters

 Supervise IP processes in the company

 Update and negotiate contracts of all types in the company

 Develop strategic key legal department forms

 Develop and conduct training for employees related to legal and compliance matters

3.0 REQUIREMENTS and Desired skills:

 Education:

– Juris Doctorate from accredited law school

– Business or Engineering academic credentials are helpful but not required

 Skills:

– Michigan (preferred) and/or Tennessee Bar admittance or ability to be admitted is required

– A minimum of 3 years experience is required though 7 or more years experience is preferred

– Experience in a corporate setting, particularly as an attorney in the automotive/manufacturing sector, is a significant consideration

– Ability to work daily on multiple types of legal matters including unfamiliar ones

– Ability to work individually as well as in a team in a multi-cultural environment

– Ability to communicate effectively both in a formal legal setting as well as internally with business and legal professionals

– While a generalist will be considered and there will be a significant generalist component to the position, the ability to assume leadership in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Labor/Employment, Litigation, Immigration, Cross-Border Transactions, UCC, Intellectual Properties, Finance, Data Privacy, CASE

– Foreign language skills, particularly Spanish is a plus; additionally or alternatively Japanese, German, Italian, Mandarin, or Portuguese language skills would be beneficial as is experience living/working outside the USA (particularly in Latin America) or familiarity with foreign legal systems are given significant consideration in the process.

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