Attorney, Special Investigations

FordDearborn, MichiganFull TimeOn Site


We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves? 
As a global leader in advanced mobility solutions, our outstanding team of legal professionals helps us navigate the continually changing legal and regulatory landscape. In our Office of General Counsel, you’ll be part of an organization that collaborates with outside counsel to operate as a global team and deliver world-class legal, tax and audit services to client groups throughout the company.

In this position... 

You will play a key role in managing, developing, and enhancing Ford's Special Investigations program in support of its overall compliance program.
You will manage an international team of investigators and lead privileged investigations around the world involving allegations of bribery, competition, and other legal compliance topics.
Strong ethics, excellent organizational skills, and impeccable judgment are a must.



What you'll do...

Guide and mentor your team of investigators located in North America and South America, providing strategy on investigation steps and legal counsel.
Lead and oversee high priority investigations around the world involving potential violations of the law or government investigations, interacting with people all over the company. 
Provide strategic guidance and support to the Director and Counsel of Special Investigations, collaborate with subject matter experts within the Office of General Counsel, and interface with key stakeholders across the enterprise.

Travel Internationally



You'll have... 

  • JD (Juris Doctor) degree.
  • 5+ years as a licensed attorney in good standing in a U.S. state bar.
  • Will ultimately have to become a member of Michigan bar.
  • Experience in compliance in a complex multinational enterprise with significant investigations experience; or comparable experience in a law firm or government agency.
  • Experience as a people leader.
  • High integrity with ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive and confidential matters. 


Even better, you may have...

  • Strong working knowledge of the relevant anti-bribery laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, competition laws and other legal compliance topics and experience investigating the same.
  •  Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in counseling and advising multinational company regarding compliance program including Code of Conduct, compliance policies, risk assessment and day to day counseling and advice 
  • Experience in preparing and developing management and Board committee presentations 
  • Skilled in project management (planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of a specific project goals and objectives)
  • Curious, patient, and emotionally resilient, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic and high level of professionalism
  • Willingness to embrace change
  • Ability to learn and comprehend quickly

You may not check every box, or your experience may look a little different from what we've outlined, but if you think you can bring value to Ford Motor Company, we encourage you to apply!


As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love, or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder…or all of the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including:

  • Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible family care, parental leave, new parent ramp-up programs, subsidized back-up child care and more
  • Vehicle discount program for employees and family members, and management leases
  • Tuition assistance
  • Established and active employee resource groups
  • Paid time off for individual and team community service
  • A generous schedule of paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Paid time off and the option to purchase additional vacation time.

For a detailed look at our benefits, click here:

2023 Ford New Hire Benefits Summary 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status. In the United States, if you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability, please call 1-888-336-0660.

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