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Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Operations

Company: Meritor Inc
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

This position will be responsible for managing litigation in a variety of areas, including but not limited to asbestos, products liability, environmental and commercial litigation. The Assistant General Counsel will manage the company's national and local litigation counsel and will serve as a liaison between outside counsel and the company's internal business managers and the General Counsel.

The Director of Operations will also optimize outdated processes, streamline operations, and increase efficiencies within the Department. We are seeking an individual who is business-minded and aimed at identifying and implementing increased efficiencies, utilizing technology, implementing process changes to mitigate risk, and maximizing existing tools to mitigate operational and financial risk for the organization. We are looking for a strategic partner to Chief Legal Officer, and an individual who will foster strong peer to peer relationships in order to facilitate a culture of teamwork and collaboration.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Advising the General Counsel on the selection and retention of outside counsel and establishing procedures for evaluating the quality and cost of those relationships.
  • Providing counsel on the business and legal ramifications of litigation matters and offering advice on how to mitigate risk.
  • Litigation management and rights enforcement with an emphasis on product liability issues, including asbestos, antitrust, environmental, commercial disputes and securities matters.
  • Experience assessing legal risk in challenging situations - compressed timing and issues of significant consequence to the company.
  • Ability to create change and relentlessly innovate to improve.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply rigorous logic to solving complex litigation challenges.
  • Design a strategic roadmap, addressing process changes, technology adoption, and internal/external collaboration.
  • Strategic thinkers should see the bigger picture and be capable of planning how the legal department will continuously evolve.
  • Data-driven, making it essential for any potential legal operations candidate to be comfortable diving into the numbers, and understanding how those numbers drive the department's costs.
  • Work in-step with finance to prepare month- and year-end budgets, provide accrual data, and ensure compliance with financial requirements and SOX.
  • Work with external providers to implement creative value and results oriented results through fixed fee or contingency arrangements.

Job Requirements


  • Excellent academic credentials including a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and admitted to practice law in at least one State.
  • At least 8-10 years of experience with a focus on representing corporations in complex litigation matters, including asbestos and products liability litigation.
  • The ability to build effective partnerships with executives.
  • The ability effectively to communicate complex legal issues to company executives and other non-legal personnel.
  • Experience partnering with business managers and providing leadership is highly desired.
  • The ability to understand the business and relate legal issues to business goals.
  • The ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions; have the ability to see and handle more than the legal issues of a project; possess a strong, pragmatic business acumen with the ability to recognize the broader consequences of legal advice; and be a strategic and innovative thinker who can bring value to clients and find creative solutions to complex legal problems.
  • Strong financial acumen and project management skills.

Meritor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Keywords: Meritor Inc, Troy , Assistant General Counsel, Litigation & Operations, Other , Troy, Michigan

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