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Counsel, Corporate Development

General Motors
Posted Jan 10
Full Time
HybridWarren, Michigan


Work Arrangement

This role is categorized as hybrid. This means the successful candidate is expected to report to GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan three times per week, at minimum.

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. 

  • Significant 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 Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • 8- 12 years of experience Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) 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.

  • Significant professional experience in highly collaborative teams, partnering effectively with colleagues, and taking 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

  • Well experienced in building and maintaining 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. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

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Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of unlawful 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 encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications for each role and apply for any positions that match their skills and capabilities. Applicants in the recruitment process may be required, where applicable, to successfully complete a role-related assessment(s) and/or a pre-employment screening prior to beginning employment. To learn more, visit How we Hire

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (U.S.)

General Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  

Accommodations (U.S. and Canada)

General Motors offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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