Business and Corporate LawWoodcliff Lake09.12.2022
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Corporate Counsel, Warranty Litigation
As an independent group of companies, the BMW Group has a commitment to creativity and breakthrough ideas that goes well beyond the racetrack. In order to continuously create ultimate driving machines, we drive our growth and design excellence by staffing our teams with individuals who are innovative and always looking for the next great idea. If you share our vision and view yourself as an independent, creative thinker, we invite you to join our team in this exceptional role located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ
BMW Group Legal Department Corporate Counsel are primarily responsible for providing expert, comprehensive legal advice for the BMW Group and its companies, officers, directors, management, and employees on business critical, strategic, high risk and exposure, regulatory, compliance, public policy, and day-to-day matters. They are expected to perform as much legal work as possible in-house, control legal costs, and manage and direct law firms, experts, legislative counsel, lobbyists, vendors, suppliers, Alternate Dispute Resolution providers, and other third parties in handling BMW Group legal affairs.
The ideal candidate will handle consumer, warranty, and lemon law litigation and prelitigation matters in a cost effective manner while minimizing legal risk for all four US regions. Responsibilities include reducing the BMW Group’s legal exposure, working with Customer Relations, regional offices, and field personnel, identifying product issues and communicating them to BMW Group company management, handling discovery, negotiating the resolution of disputes, and preparing reports and analytics.
The ideal candidate will also handle legal issues related to Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, consumer publication (e.g., owners’ manuals and warranty booklets), Better Business Bureau, research and development, and branding and disclosure policy matters.
Join the team at BMW of North America and enjoy a high-performance employment package which includes:
Company paid Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
Employee car program
401(k) Savings Plan
Retirement Income Account
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
A member of the bar association in at least one jurisdiction in the US
Licensed to practice law in New Jersey (this could include obtaining a license to practice in-house based on being a member of the bar of a state outside of New Jersey)
5 years of legal experience
Must be able to use Microsoft Office, Lexis/Nexis, and Westlaw
Must be able to travel overnight as necessary
Prior legal experience with another motor vehicle distributor or manufacturer is desired, but not required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent negotiation skills
BMW NA is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.