Corporate Counsel

Job title:          Corporate Counsel 

Department / Division:    Corporate Counsel / Legal

Location:          Ada, MI (Corporate)


What’s special about this team:


This dynamic team works to support the teams in our global affiliate regions. You will be joining a team of 6 attorneys, paralegals, and assistants tasked with providing legal guidance on a variety of issues. This is a diverse group led by our Director and Associate General Counsel, and they relish the fact that everyday is varied and will present new challenges.


How you would contribute to the role:


The Corporate Counsel role will be responsible for providing legal counsel to our team members in Asia and Greater China, including areas that do not currently have on-site legal teams. This is a general attorney role, tasked with providing support on a variety of legal and Government Affairs matters, such as trade, intercompany agreements, labor, reviewing and drafting contracts, assisting with regulatory matters (including product registration and claims review), corporate restructurings, formation and dissolution of entities, and delivering legal and crisis management support.


You will be the first line of legal involvement; if an issue needs to be escalated to a specialist, the decision lies with you. You will also partner with local legal counsel when appropriate. international travel is a part of this role; probably around 20%.


What skills and background will be important to be successful:

  • 4+ years of prior law experience
  • Active Bar membership and license to practice law
  • Juris Doctor (J.D) degree
  • Experience practicing law for a law firm (preferred)
  • Demonstrated exceptional writing ability
  • Sensitivity to Asian cultural norms, International experience (plus)
  • Experience participating on functional teams
  • Talent to communicate across cultures, with the ability to influence stakeholders
  • Strong organizational skills and follow through
  • Ability to prioritize and manage deliverables with competing deadlines
  • Strong sense of ownership for deliverables and a sense of urgency to promptly resolve issues
Full time