Counsel, Corporate Development

General Motor
June 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$165,000
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Working Time:Negotigation
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This is a hybrid work model.

General Motors is seeking an experienced corporate attorney to join GM's Legal Staff. The attorney will be responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to GM's Corporate Development and Global M&A department (“CDGMA”) and other internal business units. Reporting to the Lead Counsel, Corporate Development, this attorney will assist with the negotiations of complex transactions and will provide legal advice and business counsel to GM on a global scale.

Department Overview

As a member of GM's Legal Staff, the attorney would be expected to deliver high performance legal services with high integrity. GM Legal Staff's objectives are to deliver timely, best-in-class business advisory and legal services in close collaboration with business partners to accomplish their objectives while simultaneously protecting GM's high standards of legal, ethical, and financial integrity.

Subject Matter Requirements

  • Strong skills in drafting, negotiating, interpreting, and advising on a broad range of corporate transactions and related issues including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and minority investments
  • Experience negotiating complex global commercial agreements, including supply, distribution, manufacturing and co-development agreements
  • Experience coordinating corporate and M&A due diligence efforts and working with subject matter experts.
  • Manage the use of external legal counsel to effectively leverage expertise.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of, and familiarity with, GM's businesses, products, future goals, and the regulatory schemes under which GM operates.
  • Maintain knowledge and expertise in cutting edge corporate and M&A law concepts and practices
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of corporate and commercial legal strategies and policies for the CDGMA and legal leadership teams
  • Additional Description


  • A minimum of 8 – 10 years of relevant law firm and/or in-house legal experience in sophisticated transactional work handling complex corporate matters
  • Law degree from an accredited law school with excellent academics.
  • Active license to practice law in Michigan or at least one other US jurisdiction, and (if not admitted in Michigan) the ability to qualify for in-house practice in Michigan
  • Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously in an effective manner
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to think critically and succinctly present the best course of action
  • Ability to collaborate, build relationships, gain credibility, and partner effectively with legal staff colleagues and others up and down a matrixed organization using a collegial, team-oriented approach
  • Excellent judgment, solid character, and a personal commitment to integrity and quality
  • Financial acumen, including budgeting
  • Willingness and ability to travel, internationally if needed
  • The ideal candidate would have a self-starter personality, be a quick learner with strong internal motivation, and possess initiative, integrity, and resilience
  • Compensation: The expected base compensation for this role is : $165,000 - $215,000 . Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

    Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

    Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays.

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    Diversity Information

    General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of 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 understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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