General Motor

General Motor

Counsel, Complex Litigation


Hybrid: This is a hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.

The Role

Complex Litigation Counsel will be responsible for managing and coordinating activities related to the defense of both commercial litigation (class and individual actions), and product liability matters. The individual will be responsible for the pursuit of claims on behalf of General Motors and its various affiliates. Expect to participate in the selection of outside counsel and work closely said outside resources in the handling of each matter.

What You'll Do

  • You will ensure new matters entered properly into case management system including required TREAD data and litigation hold information.

  • You will Assign outside counsel based on nature of claims/defenses, geographic location, fee arrangement and GM policies.

  • Work with outside counsel on the development of legal strategies and execution.

  • Work with GM claims administrator, discovery team, and engineering resources on evaluation of claims and identification of any engineering safety issues

  • Timely Review case evaluations, briefs and motions submitted by outside counsel

  • Determine settlement value or trial recommendations for specific cases within established processes

  • Coordinate selection of litigation consultants, expert witnesses, and trial counsel

  • Partner with relevant outside counsel regarding deposition preparation and trial preparation

  • Provide advice and counsel to other GM legal teams and business groups as needed

  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Law degree from an accredited college or university

  • Admitted to practice in at least one jurisdiction in the United States and, if not admitted in Michigan, the ability to qualify for in-house counsel status in Michigan

  • At least 5 years of law firm or prior in-house experience in complex litigation

  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships, gain credibility, and partner effectively with others up and down a matrixed organization

  • Self-directed, solution-focused individual that with strong work ethic and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally to achieve enterprise-wide results

  • Strong oral and written communicator with an aptitude for critical thinking and succinctly presenting the best course of action

  • Excellent computer skills, including advanced use of Microsoft Office Suite

  • Demonstrated commitment to compliance, integrity, and quality

  • What Will Give You A Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Knowledge and understanding of automotive industry environment and business needs is a plus
  • Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is: $150,900- $231,200. Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

    Bonus/Equity Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

    Benefits : GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays.

    GM does not provide immigration-related sponsorship for this role. Do not apply for this role if you will need GM immigration sponsorship (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) now or in the future.

    About GM

    Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

    Why Join Us

    We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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    Diversity Information

    General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

    The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at [email protected] or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

    Job details


    Counsel, Complex Litigation


    General Motor


    United States


    June 11, 2024

    Application deadline

    August 31, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    We embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all. Our diverse team of 164,000 employees bring their collective passion for engineering, technology and design to deliver on our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion.

    Together, we want to make electric vehicles for everyone and safely push transportation beyond our wildest imaginations with autonomous vehicles and advance hydrogen fuel cell technology. We are proud of our achievements so far, but there is more work to be done. Together, for everyone.


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