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Counsel, Corporate Development

General Motors

General Motors

Warren, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description

Work Arrangement

Hybrid - Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is the employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week.

The Role

General Motors is seeking an experienced corporate attorney to join GM’s Legal Staff. The attorney will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to GM’s Corporate Development and Global M&A department (“CDGMA”) and other internal business units. Reporting to the Lead Counsel, Corporate Development, this attorney will assist with the negotiations of complex transactions and will provide legal advice and business counsel to GM on a global scale.

As a member of GM’s Legal Staff, the attorney would be expected to deliver high performance legal services with high integrity. GM Legal Staff’s objectives are to deliver timely, best-in-class business advisory and legal services in close collaboration with business partners to accomplish their objectives while simultaneously protecting GM’s high standards of legal, ethical, and financial integrity.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Strong skills in drafting, negotiating, interpreting, and advising on a broad range of corporate transactions and related issues including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and minority investments

  • Experience negotiating complex global commercial agreements, including supply, distribution, manufacturing, and co-development agreements

  • Experience coordinating corporate and M&A due diligence efforts and working with subject matter experts.

  • Manage the use of external legal counsel to effectively leverage their expertise.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of, and familiarity with, GM’s businesses, products, future goals, and the regulatory schemes under which GM operates.

  • Maintain knowledge and expertise in cutting edge corporate and M&A law concepts and practices

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of corporate and commercial legal strategies and policies for the CDGMA and legal leadership teams

Additional Job Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Significant Mergers & Acquisitions experience in relevant law firm and/or in-house legal experience in sophisticated transactional work handling complex corporate matters.

  • Law degree from an accredited law school with excellent academics.

  • Active license to practice law in Michigan or at least one other US jurisdiction, and (if not admitted in Michigan) the ability to qualify for in-house practice in Michigan

  • Demonstrated experience in highly collaborative teams, partner effectively with colleagues, and takes initiative to deliver business results.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously effectively

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically and succinctly present the most appropriate course of action

  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships, gain credibility, and partner effectively with legal staff colleagues and others up and down a matrixed organization using a collegial, team-oriented approach

  • Excellent judgment, solid character, and personal commitment to integrity and quality

  • Financial knowledge and acumen including budgeting

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally if needed

  • A self-starter personality, a quick learner with strong internal motivation, possesses initiative, integrity, and resilience

A company vehicle will be provided for this role with successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report review.

Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is: $165,000 - $215,000. Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays.



About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements