ACC is committed to compliance with all applicable equal employment laws. ACC In-house Jobline listings may not explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of any prohibited factor.
Listings on the ACC In-house Jobline are for in-house attorney positions only. While we do not accept non-attorney corporate job listings, if you are hiring a corporate legal operations professional, contact LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com. By posting a job on the ACC In-house Jobline or using the service as a job seeker, you are agreeing to comply with our Terms and Conditions, including those relating to discrimination. The system administrator may delete postings, which do not comply. Employer postings removed by ACC are not subject to refund.
We are very interested in your thoughts as we continue to develop the ACC In-House Jobline to better serve your needs. If you have questions about ACC In-house Jobline, please call our helpdesk at: 1-888-491-8833 Ext. 1125 (Extension Required).
The General Motors Legal Staff is looking for an executive level product litigation attorney to manage product liability cases and to work with the GM engineering/safety organizations to watch for and identify any product issues relating to safety. The attorney will be part of the Product Litigation team located in Detroit, but will manage cases and interact with outside counsel from different regions of the United States.
Day-to-day management of product liability claims in particular assigned specialties or jurisdictions. Responsibilities will include the following:
Ensure new matters are properly entered into case management system including required TREAD data and litigation hold information.
Assign outside counsel based on allegation, region, fee arrangement and GM policies.
Work with GM claims administrator, discovery team, engineering resources, and outside counsel on evaluation of claims and identification of any engineering safety issues.
Work with outside counsel on the development of defense strategies for particular cases.
Work with discovery team on responses to discovery and document collection and review.
Work with and support GM’s engineering analysis team
Timely review case evaluations, briefs and motions submitted by outside counsel.
Determine settlement value or trial recommendations for specific cases within established process.
Coordinate selection of litigation consultants, expert witnesses, and trial counsel.
Work with outside counsel on deposition preparation and trial preparation.
Attend company witness deposition preparation and depositions
Review and process legal bills for counsel in assigned system and ensure that matters are managed within budget.
Develop or review reports and data related to engineering analysis, TREAD, Medicare, outside counsel costs and case load
Provide advice and counsel to the safety engineering organization and direct cross-functional specialty meetings with the engineering community.
Provide advice and counsel to other GM Legal teams and the engineering community as needed.
Support the emerging issues group to ensure that any potential motor vehicle safety-related trends are identified and investigated.
Law Degree from a top-tier law school and license to practice law in Michigan, or ability to obtain admission into Michigan State Bar within one year of employment.
Minimum 12 years of substantive experience as a products litigation attorney. Prior in-house experience is not required.
Experience should include the following:
Preparation of answers, motions, and case evaluations.
Arguing substantive motions before the court.
eDiscovery, including overseeing document collection and production.
Trial experience in product litigation cases in both federal and state court preferred.
Experience in automotive product liability defense preferred.
Ability to interact with individuals throughout the organization and outside counsel and other advisors in a professional and business-like manner, including to collaborate, build relationships, and gain credibility.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously from inception to completion and achieve goals.
Ability to present information, cases, or analyzes timely, clearly, and concisely.
Detail-oriented, analytical, technical, yet flexible, self-motivated, and big-picture minded.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Commitment to high standards of quality and ethics.
Proven ability to act as a guardian through speaking up to say what needs to be said, providing complete, direct, and actionable feedback to others, faces up to problems quickly and directly, shares all key information with management to enable them to make well-informed decisions.
Enthusiasm to work as part of a highly functioning Product Litigation team to defend the company and act as an important contributor on issues of vehicle safety
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About General Motors
At General Motors, we embrace the opportunity to think bigger and aim higher. It’s the confidence in knowing our ideas produce exceptional vehicles and mobility solutions that move the world in exciting new ways. With strong leadership and bold vision, we’re directing the future of transportation—and enriching people’s lives along the way.