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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Legal Counsel

Location: 

Livonia, MI, US, 48150

Req ID 15496 | Livonia Tech IV, United States

  

Located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, this lawyer will be responsible for proving legal support in North America to ZF’s Electronics & Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) Division, a global $1.8B business.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Draft and review contracts for a diverse internal client base including operations, sales, marketing, purchasing and engineering
  • Counsel management on a wide range of legal issues
  • Provide support to the Electronics and ADAS leadership and business operations globally along with other departments and functions
  • Provide support in negotiating with customers, suppliers and other third parties on a wide range of commercial matters and business transactions
  • Manage legal budgets/outside counsel spend 
  • Additional responsibilities include litigation support, special projects including mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate transactions, advice on Antitrust, regulatory and other general matters, corporate compliance and investigations, export controls and government contracting, intellectual property strategy and legal training

 

Qualifications



  • This position requires an outstanding attorney with excellent academic credentials as well as at least seven years of experience with a major law firm or corporation. In-house experience is desired, but not mandatory. 
  • A general business or accounting background or a good understanding of business related issues derived from years of experience will also be helpful. Experience should include solid background in contracts and commercial law, with international experience.
  • In addition to the legal expertise gained from years of experience in this field, this position also requires the ability to interact and communicate effectively with people in a wide variety of positions, both inside and outside the organization. 
  • Ability to “work the matrix” and gain credibility quickly with internal and external constituents.
  • Experience with software licensing preferred.

 

Be part of our ZF team as Legal Counsel and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT:  To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.  Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Livonia
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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