Ford Motor Credit Company seeks an attorney to join its legal team in Dearborn, Michigan and support the Ford Credit Canada Company business operations.
Manage legal risk by anticipating exposure, implementing or expanding preventive measures to ensure compliance and avoid costs, increasing employee awareness, and improving Company decision-making
Work collaboratively with members of the Ford Credit Legal Office in both Canada and the United States to provide practical legal advice that demonstrates a strong understanding and application of the law to Ford Credit’s business
Support the core business of Ford Credit Canada while also participating on cross functional project teams in both Canada and the United States
Provide strategic advice to generate business opportunities and provide solutions that increase shareholder value
Job Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
Juris Doctor (JD) Degree or Canadian equivalent
Membership in good standing of a US state bar and meets the eligibility requirements under the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct to provide legal services to Ford Credit in Michigan
Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (called to the Ontario Bar)
1+ years of experience in a large law firm or corporate law department
Knowledge of Canadian laws and regulatory framework for retail and lease financing
Knowledge of federal and provincial consumer finance laws in Canada
Knowledge of federal and state consumer finance laws in the United States
Excellent negotiating and drafting skills
Excellent issue-spotting and analytical skills
Ability to function effectively and collaboratively as part of a cross-functional team
Strong client counseling skills, from both the legal and business perspectives, with the ability to differentiate between the two and provide sound, practical advice
Strong organizational skills and proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Strong academic credentials
Comfort with changing business and legal/regulatory environment
Attention to detail, continuous improvement, learning, and innovative mind set
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.
Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.