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Counsel

  • Location
    • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted

Description

Note: This position is classified as a Hybrid position, meaning the successful candidate will work at our Markham or Oshawa office an average of three (3) days each week.

GM Canada is seeking an exceptional junior lawyer with proven collaborative skills to join the legal team as Counsel. The successful candidate will have 2-4 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience handling litigation matters. The individual selected for this role will manage general civil litigation matters, working with external counsel as needed. They will also support our product liability and complex litigation lawyers, our customer care team, and provide guidance and counsel on Quebec small claims matters. The successful candidate will also support the vehicle sales, service, and marketing team advising on contracts and marketing/advertising materials and projects.

The Counsel role will have responsibility for managing multiple projects simultaneously and working effectively across internal functions and businesses. This position is expected to be a key business partner and to contribute to GM Canada’s success by combining both legal and business expertise and understanding the company’s operations and strategic goals. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Minimum of 2 years of top-tier private practice or in-house experience handling litigation matters
  • Superior personal and professional integrity and strong communication skills
  • Experience in the automotive, technology or consumer products sector would be an asset but is not a requirement
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates having French language proficiency

Additional Description

Benefits:

  • GM’s Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs.
  • GM’s comprehensive compensation and benefits plan is carefully designed and thoroughly benchmarked against the companies that we compete for talent in the local market .

The goal of the General Motors of Canada total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan currently includes the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and supplemental benefits for pregnancy, parental and adoption leave.
  • Healthcare, dental and vision benefits including health care spending account and wellness incentive.
  • Life insurance plans to cover you and your family.
  • Company and matching contributions to a Defined Contribution Pension plan to help you save for retirement.
  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values.
  • Tuition Assistance and Employee Assistance Program. 
  • GM Vehicle Purchase Plan for you, your family and friends.

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