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The main focus of this position will be employment law and all types of litigation. The person serving in this position will also be expected to act as a generalist when necessary and handle matters outside of employment law and litigation. S/he will need to provide analysis and counsel on various legal and policy issues, anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company, and develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues.
The ideal candidate needs to be business savvy – i.e. someone who can put the legal advice and analysis in the context of real world problems and assist BorgWarner personnel in finding solutions to the problems and issues presented.
Provide clear and concise legal counsel as a business partner on the full range of employment law issues, including hiring, employee relations, terminations, performance management, benefits, compliance, investigations, etc. Provide advice on new regulations pertaining to employment law.
Conduct relevant employee training on HR policies and procedures. Investigate and respond to demand letters and other employment-related complaints. Proactively manage outside counsel regarding litigation matter.
Ability to manage all types of claims made against BorgWarner, whether pre-filing, in litigation or arbitration. Types of claims will include but not be limited to commercial contracts, warranty disputes, personal injury matters, environmental, insurance and anti-trust, Familiarity with NHTSA is beneficial.
Provide analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues to include: mergers & acquisitions, commercial agreements, protecting intellectual property, nondisclosure agreements, outsourcing and other business agreements.
Assist in implementation of the Company’s compliance and training programs, including FCPA anti-bribery and competition law.
Develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues.
Supervise and assist outside counsel to represent the Company or its officials in various legal proceedings throughout the world.
Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents.
Draft and administer complex vendor, client, and employment contracts.
Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.
Ability to operate in a global marketplace
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the global automotive industry is preferred.
Completion of a legal degree from an accredited law school.
Five or more years of experience of broad commercial experience in a corporate law department and a private law firm desired
Requires an international or global perspective.
Requires license to practice law in United States.
Self-starter who is capable of independent function, yet works well in a team atmosphere.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to speak German, Spanish, Portuguese or Mandarin a plus but not required.
Ethics and values
Ability to function with limited supervision
Dealing with ambiguity
Timely decision making
Ability to work with and appreciation of different cultures
The successful candidate will report to the Deputy General Counsel. The position involves some travel. It is expected to be mostly in North America, and will most likely be less than 10% of the employee’s time.
SAFETY: This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Framework as well as safety rules, use of equipment, protective devices, safety practices, and training which are outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing incidents and illnesses. He/she must take every reasonable precaution for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all incidents, near misses, and unsafe conditions and behaviors to their immediate supervisor.
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About BorgWarner Inc.
Reliably delivering what’s needed today There are few challenges as important today as creating solutions that support a cleaner, more energy-efficient world. This requires a commitment to constantly improve the transportation of people and things. We, at BorgWarner, made that commitment decades ago and have since been creating technologies to improve efficiency, emissions and performance in all types of vehicles.Constantly pursuing what’s next Our proven track record has made us industry leader in clean, energy-efficient propulsion system solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We uncover strong trends and use smart science and technology to address a future based on varying regulations, consumer demands and automaker requirements. Product leadership that’s changing the world Our employees have earned trusted partnerships with customers and suppliers around the world. We leverage these relationships to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand and then do what it takes to develop the next solution. Our strong operations and commercialization expertise result in high volume availability of competitive, efficient products that truly drive change.BorgW...arner at a glance29,000 Employees worldwide | 66 Locations | 17 Countries | 2017 Sales: $9.8 Billion (consolidated)Our CultureOur culture is driven by people who thrive on stretching their professional skills and maintaining a disciplined focus on results. We are always working to enhance the potential of our company and our employees.