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Come join our Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) NAFTA Legal Team where we are committed to partnering with our internal clients, and external counsel to effectively manage complex legal matters. Be a part of a team filled with collaborative, resourceful and determined lawyers who play a vital role in our product liability and litigation management activities.
We are looking for lawyers to join our Product Litigation team. These positions are primarily responsible for managing automotive product liability matters nationwide in coordination with outside counsel. Successful candidates are those who thrive in a fast- paced, team-oriented environment, deliver as a way of life and are inspired to make a positive impact. This position will also help support the development and engagement of less experienced staff. Job responsibilities include the following: Manage a case load of litigation cases (including strategy development, investigation, witness preparation, trial and hearing preparation); Work with outside counsel to effectively manage caseload; Interact with internal subject matter experts (e.g., Engineering, Vehicle Safety & Regulatory Compliance, etc.) to obtain all background information, and relevant facts and data; Work with e-discovery tools and implementation of litigation holds.
A Juris Doctor degree with a strong academic background
A minimum of 10 years' automotive product litigation experience is required
Admitted to practice law in Michigan or able to gain admission.
Undergraduate degree in engineering or technical field
Solid understanding and experience in product liability matters
Prior experience managing and supervising others is preferred
Law Firm experience
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse cross functional teams
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to critical deadlines
Effective oral and written communication skills
Strong sense of inclusion and teamwork
Prior work experience in vehicle safety or regulatory affairs is preferred
Familiarity with E-Discovery systems and processes is preferred.
FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.
??FCA is a global automotive group with operations in 40 countries serving the needs of customers located in around 150 national markets worldwide.Entering the world of FCA means getting a chance to work in a dynamic, multicultural context where people are valued for their aptitudes and their abilities, where one is gauged based on meritocracy and where dialogue, exchange and participation are a t...ool for sharing ideas and projects to reach ambitious worldwide goals together.Because of the guiding spirit and values that drive FCA, everyone in the organization has the opportunity to participate in a more certain and rewarding future and work in an environment where the exchange of cultures and know-how offers significant potential for professional and personal growth.??