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Who we're looking for
Toyota's Legal Department (Toyota Legal One, or TL1) is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Business Litigation Managing Counsel.
The primary responsibility of this role is to manage complex business litigation matters.
Reporting to the Vice President Product Enterprise Risk, Deputy General Counsel, the person in this role will support the TL1 and Business Litigation group objective to strategically manage and direct business litigation, including class actions, commercial litigation and arbitrations, intellectual property (IP) litigation, government investigations and regulatory matters.
What you?ll be doing
Oversee a portfolio of complex business litigation, including consumer class actions (product and non-product related), commercial disputes, IP litigation, government investigations, and regulatory matters involving a variety of Toyota entities. This includes:
Managing strategy, fact investigation, and legal analysis
Coordinating discovery and eDiscovery, witness preparation, and trial and hearing preparation
Partnering with outside counsel to achieve effective and efficient case handling
Communicating regularly with management and other stakeholders
Supervising paralegal and administrative support
Evaluate and advise on pre-litigation claims, subpoenas, demand letters, etc.
Provide advice and counsel to a variety of business units regarding commercial and product issues involving advertising, product regulations and compliance, dealer and distributor related product matters, vendor relationships, and team member training
Handle special projects and other matters as requested to support the Litigation Group and TL1
What you bring
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
Admission to the Texas State Bar, or admission to another U.S. state bar and able to obtain license to practice in Texas
Extensive experience at a major law firm and/or in a corporate law department litigating complex business matters
Extensive litigation experience in all aspects of case management, including development of litigation strategy, discovery, dispositive motion practice, settlement negotiation, mediation, arbitration, trial, and selection and management of outside counsel and experts
Strong sense of inclusion and teamwork
Demonstrated ability to support and collaborate with colleagues and business partners
Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
Strong drafting and communications skills
Strong analytical, organizational and process-development skills
Ability and willingness to travel 15% of the time, including internationally
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Added bonus if you have
Significant experience in automotive matters, including litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies
Solid experience in product liability and/or automotive regulatory matters
Experience with IP (patent, copyright and/or trademark) litigation
Experience with distribution and antitrust laws
What we?ll bring
During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
Vehicle purchase & lease programs
Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
Paid holidays and paid time off
Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
Flexible spending accounts
Relocation assistance (if applicable)
What you should know
Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.
Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com
To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.