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Managing Counsel – Labor & Employment
Location: Plano, Texas
Explore taking your career further with one of the world’s most respected brands and one of the
top automotive companies in North America! Toyota is growing and leading the way through
innovations designed to enhance lives through forward-thinking mobility solutions. We are
looking for diverse, highly-motivated team members who want to come grow and lead the
change with us.
This Attorney is part of the Labor & Employment Group, which handles labor and employment
advice and litigation for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) and certain of its affiliates, supporting clients
across the country. These positions will report to the Corporate Manager – Assistant General
Counsel, Labor, Employment, Immigration and Benefits.
Positions will ultimately be based in our new Headquarters in Plano, Texas, following our
corporate move scheduled for 2017. Pending the move, at which point the California location
will close, we have openings in both our Plano, TX and Torrance, CA locations.
Support Human Resources by providing timely, ongoing, on-demand legal counsel and
strategic guidance related to the management of employee issues, such as performance
management, team member misconduct, and workplace investigations
Represent the Company in mediations of employment disputes
Represent the Company in all company dealings with administrative agencies that
regulate the work environment, including the EEOC and its state-level equivalents, DOL,
OSHA, etc.
Research, monitor and analyze labor and employment laws and regulations and advise
relevant management of the degree of risk associated with proposed initiatives,
corporate activities and industry developments
Evaluate and provide tactical and strategic advice and manage litigation and arbitrations
arising out of employment disputes and related matters; negotiate and draft settlements
and other resolution documents
Supervise and direct outside counsel in litigated and non-litigated matters
Train field and HQ personnel on relevant legal issues and communication skills
A successful candidate will have:
A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
Admission to a U.S. state bar, in good standing, and able to obtain authorization
immediately to practice in the applicable jurisdiction. Those not admitted to the Texas
state bar must be able to obtain authorization to practice in Texas prior to the move.
At least 8 years of relevant experience, gained both at a major law firm where you
handled complex employment disputes, such as high profile single plaintiff cases and/or
employment-related class action cases and in a Fortune 500 or equivalent level
corporate law department where you handled labor and employment law matters
Case management experience, including experience in development of case and
litigation strategies, discovery strategy, trial preparation, settlement negotiations,
mediations, arbitrations and trials
Ability to travel, especially prior to the relocation of the new corporate headquarters
Strong drafting and written communications skills
Strong customer focus and interpersonal skills
Strong analytical, organizational and process-development skills
Ability to work independently and to multi-task many different projects
Strong sense of inclusion and teamwork and a positive collaborative attitude
A successful candidate will be a self-starter who can function with minimal oversight, and is
comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with business clients at all levels.
A successful candidate may have:
Significant experience supporting unionized work environments
Significant experience supporting hourly work environments, such as plants,
warehouses or docks
Experience dealing with contingent staffing
Solid understanding of California employment law (not required for all positions)
Experience handling novel, non-traditional or emerging legal issues
Toyota is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without
regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, mental or physical disability,
medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, ancestry, religion, military or
veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Toyota hires U.S. citizens, permanent
residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence status does not
include individuals in non-immigrant status (H, B, L, or TN visas) or those with temporary work
authorization, such as students in practical training status (F and J visas).
Toyota provides reasonable accommodations consistent with its legal obligations. Any
applicant who, because of a disability or religion, needs reasonable accommodation or other
assistance at any point in the application process, or thereafter if hired, should contact the
Human Resources Department by sending an email to
Your application and your employment, if hired, are covered by the One Toyota Agreement to
Arbitrate. Please click here to review a copy of the One Toyota Agreement to Arbitrate.
Link to apply, please click here
Contact: Terri Hawkins