The Managing Counsel will assist the Vice President and General Counsel in providing legal, policy and strategic advice to Global Automakers and its member company committees concerning key policy priorities, including environment and energy matters, connected and automated vehicles, motor vehicle safety, and trade and competitiveness. This includes working cross-functionally with Global Automakers’ subject matter experts and relevant committees in developing policy positions on legislative and regulatory matters and assisting the federal and state affairs teams in advocating for these positions. The successful candidate will also assist in internal Association corporate governance and legal compliance. Specific areas of responsibility include:
- Supervising and directing outside counsel on litigation involving Global Automakers, including participation as amicus curiae in cases concerning legal issues impacting our members and the auto industry generally.
- Advising the Association on antitrust matters and policies, and monitoring compliance with these policies by Association staff and member company committees.
- Implementing legal compliance policies and lobbying reporting obligations.
- Legislative drafting and interpretation.
- Reviewing and revising, as needed, Global Automakers’ communications to legislative, regulatory and administrative bodies, courts and the press (e.g. regulatory comments, congressional testimony, legal briefs and press statements).
- Participating in and facilitating activities of the Associations’ legal committees and work groups and the Manufacturing Operations Counsel and Tax “best practice” groups.
- Coordinating Global Automakers’ legal liaison and relationship-building with member company in-house legal departments, including responding to requests for assistance and recommendations.
- Working as a member of the Global Automakers’ team in advancing its mission and values.
Reports to: Vice President and General Counsel
Graduate, top tier law school; member of or eligible to be a member of the D.C. bar; at least 5 years legal experience; excellent written and verbal communication and research skills; some familiarity with the automotive industry and related policy matters; litigation experience, including evaluating strategic options and drafting and editing legal briefs (trial and appellate courts); familiarity with judicial, legislative and regulatory procedures; some experience in general corporate and antitrust counseling, environmental law (especially the Clean Air Act and the Toxic Substances Control Act) and/or federal motor vehicle safety law or product liability; some familiarity with state dealer franchise laws or other franchise relationships, customs law, international trade law, and employment law preferred; willingness to travel.