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Legal Assistant- Intellectual Property

General Motors
Posted Feb 07
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

The Legal Assistant position is an integral part of the Legal Staff. Legal Assistants collaborate and partner with our in-house Counsel to meet business needs. This role will coordinate and participate in all aspects of discovery, research, analysis, interpretation, consulting with partners, clients, outside counsel and other business partners.

GM Legal Staff’s objectives are to deliver timely, best-in-class business legal services in close collaboration to accomplish their objectives while simultaneously protecting GM’s high standards of legal, ethical, and business integrity.


What You’ll Do

  • Intellectual property patent portfolio management, including portfolio management database interaction and maintenance, including client, in-house, and outside counsel interaction  

  • Conduct thorough research and analysis of intellectual property laws, regulations, and case law

  • Assist attorneys with researching, drafting, and filing of legal documents

  • Coordinate and participate in discovery, research, analysis, interpretation of information in collaboration with Counsel

  • Monitor and manage deadlines associated with legal documents, court filings, and other tasks

  • Draft relevant correspondence and responses to inquiry

  • Conduct due diligence and assist with intellectual property-related transactions and agreements


Additional Description

Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Experienced paralegal in intellectual property portfolio management, maintenance and prosecution, litigation, and transactions and agreements in in law firm and/or in-house practice

  • Paralegal or Legal Assistant Degree or Certificate

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

  • Ability to establish rapport, both internally and externally, and contribute to an environment of continuous improvement

  • Demonstrated experience as an initiative-taker with excellent ability to organize resources and establish priorities.

  • Possess a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail

GM does not provide immigration-related sponsorship for this role. Do not apply for this role if you will need GM immigration sponsorship (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) now or in the future.


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)

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