Lithia Motors, Inc.

Corporate Counsel

3 months ago(11/2/2017 12:11 PM)
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Lithia Motors, Inc.


This is an incredible opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing companies in the Fortune 300, alongside some of the most intelligent and forward thinking executives in the retail and automotive industry.


The Corporate Counsel provides legal advice to the organization, prepares releases and like forms, and participates in the organization’s legal actions. Prepares and examines contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, insurance, etc. Must be a graduate of an accredited law school with 4 or more years of experience as a practicing attorney (either in-house or law firm). Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the legal field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under supervision of a senior attorney. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Job Description



  • Help stores with consumer complaints
  • Review and negotiate contracts, leases, and other legal documents
  • Aid Franchise Department in M&A and dealer licensing
  • Travel, attend mediations and arbitrations as Company representative
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Meet and exceed individual objectives as defined by supervisor
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Thoroughness, accuracy, and timeliness in completing essential duties



The following knowledge, skills and abilities are needed to be successful in this position:

  • Strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Active Listening – give full attention to the words and body language of others, take time to understand the points being made and ask questions as appropriate
  • Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management – ability to prioritize workload and manage one’s own time


  • Four-Year College degree required
  • Sufficient experience in automotive / digital technology to be regarded as a credible expert.
  • 5-7 years management experience effectively leading team members. 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Standing, walking over 1/3 of the time, sitting to 2/3 of time, kneeling/crouching to 2/3 of time, reaching with hands and arms to 2/3 of time, talking or hearing over 2/3 of time; move, transport or place up to 1/3 of time up to 25 pounds
  • Working Conditions: Indoor office environment, considerable use of telephone, computer and other office equipment


Lithia Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • Four-Year College Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 18 years or older
  • Possess a driver’s license in your state of residence
  • Pass a motor vehicle report
  • Pass a 7-year criminal background check


NOTE:  This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, the company reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).






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