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Corporate Counsel

bw_wordkay_placeAuburn Hills - Michigan - USA

bw_wordkay_timeFeb 06, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time


Position Summary

The main focus of this position will be a general practitioner, experienced in many of the areas which a lawyer working for a global auto supplier is likely to face  S/he will need to provide analysis and counsel on various legal and policy issues, anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company, and develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues.

The ideal candidate needs to be business savvy – i.e. someone who can put the legal advice and analysis in the context of real world problems and assist BorgWarner personnel in finding solutions to the problems and issues presented.

Position Accountabilities

  • Draft, negotiate and administer a wide variety of commercial agreements, including but not limited to supplier contracts, customer contracts, distributor agreements, joint development agreements, non-disclosure agreements and license agreements.
  • Ability to manage all types of claims made against BorgWarner, whether pre-filing, in litigation or arbitration. Types of claims will include but not be limited to commercial contracts, warranty disputes, personal injury matters, environmental, insurance and anti-trust.
  • Familiarity with NHTSA is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Anti-Trust and Competition law
  • Familiarity with the Automotive Aftermarket
  • Assist in implementation of the Company’s compliance and training programs, including FCPA anti-bribery and competition law.
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues.
  • Supervise and assist outside counsel to represent the Company or its officials in various legal proceedings throughout the world.
  • Write, review, and edit reports, opinions, correspondence, articles, and other documents.
  • Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.
  • Ability to operate in a global marketplace.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Knowledge of the global automotive industry is preferred.
  • Completion of a legal degree from an accredited law school.
  • 5 to 8 years of experience of broad commercial experience in a corporate law department and a private law firm desired
  • Requires an international or global perspective.
  • Requires license to practice law in United States. 
  • Self-starter who is capable of independent function, yet works well in a team atmosphere.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to speak German, Spanish, Portuguese or Mandarin a plus but not required.

Position Competencies

  • Priority setting
  • Ethics and values
  • Self learner
  • Action oriented
  • Ability to function with limited supervision
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Timely decision making
  • Organizational agility
  • Listening
  • Self-knowledge
  • Functional/Technical
  • Ability to work with and appreciation of different cultures


This position will adhere to the Global Star Safety Framework as well as safety rules, use of equipment, protective devices, safety practices, and training which are outlined in the BorgWarner PTC Safety Policy Manual. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing incidents and illnesses. He/she must take every reasonable precaution for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all incidents, near misses, and unsafe conditions and behaviors to their immediate supervisor.

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