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Who we are
Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.
Who we’re looking for
Toyota is currently undergoing a “once in a century” transformation. The Mobility Advisory Solutions group (“MAS”) of Toyota Legal One (TL1) has been at the forefront of this transformation by providing counsel and advice to Toyota’s business leaders in a variety of cutting-edge transactions and projects. With the increased activity and focus on these types of transactions and projects, TL1 is seeking an experienced transactional attorney to join within MAS as Managing Counsel.
The successful candidate will be part of an exciting and diverse team that works side-by-side with our clients to provide expert counsel and guidance on a wide variety of legal issues, including strategic transactions related to electrification, next-generation mobility services, business operations, technology, and other complex commercial transaction on a global scale.
This role will report to the Assistant General Counsel of MAS and will work and potentially lead mobility projects and initiatives that are highly visible and have broad implications for Toyota’s global operations.
What you’ll be doing
Handle all aspects of complex strategic transactions, joint ventures, advanced technology, and other strategic commercial transactions.
Review, draft, negotiate and manage a wide range of complex commercial agreements, including collaboration agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, software and hardware agreements, and transactions related to advanced technology, and other strategic investment and commercial collaboration activities.
Provide legal advice, counsel, and support about relevant issues, risks, impacts to business strategy, and complex agreement structures in an agile business environment, working closely with business leads and executives in Toyota Motor North America as well as with affiliates, including our parent company in Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation, in every stage of the transaction process.
Proactively learn and work on emerging areas of the law, including legal issues involving mobility, electrification, autonomous driving, AI, ride/car-sharing, data connectivity, cross-border data-related transactions, and other advanced technology areas, coupled with an ability to work closely with business clients to find solutions in a transformative industry.
Support the continuous improvement and development of standard legal processes and agreements as the company scales at a fast pace.
What you bring
A J.D. degree and active membership in good standing in the bar of at least one U.S. state/jurisdiction.
At least 7+ years of experience working in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
Solid legal practice experience, working preferably in a major law firm and/or a multinational corporation.
Demonstrated experience in working as part of a cross-functional or culturally diverse team, including working across multiple time zones and languages, and cultures.
Team player with the ability to work autonomously.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% of the time both domestically and internationally for “genchi genbutsu” (go and see the actual issue with your own eyes) to understand the “genba” (actual place of work) and work closely with the business teams on the front line of each matter.
Added bonus if you have
Experience working in the automotive, technology, or mobility industry.
Experience in complex, joint ventures, corporate governance, manufacturing, supply chain, bankruptcy, regulatory, or compliance matters.
Experience working in a dynamic international environment.
Japanese or other bilingual languages.
Previous in-house experience, including management and supervision of outside counsel, internal budgets, and project coordination.
What we’ll bring
During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:
A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect.
Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement.
Vehicle purchase & lease programs.
Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family.
Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable).
Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute.
Paid holidays and paid time off.
Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, childcare, schools, and more.
At Toyota, we don’t just have a vision, but a group of talented, dedicated people who work hard every day to turn that vision into reality.
Our mission is to build a future where everyone has the freedom to move.
We believe that nothing is impossible. We have big dreams and persevere through any obstacles. We work together to create the future of mobility and make the world a better place.
Toyota is a place for people who dream big and are determined to make those dreams a reality. We encourage innovation and look for people who will challenge the status quo in order to make the world a better place. We thrive on teamwork and collaboration and know diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are not only the right thing for our people, they are a business imperative. Together, we’re empowered to forge our own paths — to be agile, curious and embrace a growth mindset and immerse ourselves in situations to gain new perspectives and to inspire bold, innovative ways of thinking and working.
Our success as a company is directly tied to our team members’ success, and our collective ability to give back to society through an unwavering commitment t...o delight our customers and make people’s lives better. If you want to be part of the next-generation of innovations that help keep the world moving, then join us. And let’s start our impossible, together.