What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda
Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it's a joyful one. We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals.

At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success. We strive to be a company which serves as a source of “power” that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize “the joy and freedom of mobility” by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a “zero environmental footprint.”

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda's, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About This Position:
This Senior Managing Counsel EX7 position is responsible for managing the PL & General Litigation Department in American Honda's Law & IP Unit. This position oversees a team of attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff who are tasked with handling and developing a portfolio of moderate and high-risk product liability matters, lemon law litigation, asbestos lawsuits, and other general liability matters. The Senior Managing Counsel EX7 position requires strong risk assessment capabilities to analyse such things as proper case development, key counsel, experts, and court jurisdictions. The individual will report to the Associate General Counsel for Litigation and provide assessments and advice to other AHM senior management. Senior management relies on the associate for thoughtful and well-reasoned recommendations regarding the strategy, settlement, and handling of higher risk matters. These litigation matters can carry a risk of more than $10M dollars.

Responsibilities include:
Litigation: Develop and implement an overall defense strategy for litigating PL, warranty, asbestos, and general litigation matters to reach the best long-term solutions for Honda. Manage a team of attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff who are tasked with defending the company in those types of claims and lawsuits. Ensure the staff attorneys and outside counsel are developing the defense of the cases appropriately and efficiently. Provide the business with regular updates and advice.

Legal advice and services: Provide high quality legal services and advice in a timely and cost-effective manner, and execute legal activities, to enable the applicable Honda business units to meet legal obligations and reduce risk for moderate to more complex legal matters.

Knowledge management: Follow changes in all relevant federal and state laws and regulations, and exchange and share legal knowledge within the applicable Honda entity/unit/division/department, as well as train Honda associates in legal best practices, to improve the awareness, quality, and effectiveness of the legal function.

Projects: Participate in the planning and execution of assigned AHM Law & IP projects with a regional focus.

Who we are seeking:
Required Work Experience:
  • At least 20 years of experience as an attorney with at least 15 of those years handling litigation matters, preferably in high profile product litigation cases.
  • Must have good knowledge of the law area they support.

Required Education:
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an Accredited Law School
  • Admittance to the California Bar

Desired Skills:
Excellent written and oral communication skills, problem solving, client satisfaction, building relationship, coaching, decision-making, risk analysis, flexibility/adaptability, patience, listening, risk taking, focusing on achieving results and supporting others achieve results, legal technical knowledge.

Additional Position Factors:
Workstyle: Onsite

Travel: 10%

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo. We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda. Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment. We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities. We are Honda!

What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?
Total Rewards:
  • Competitive Base Salary: $202,400 to $303,500
  • Pay will be based on several variables that include, but not limited to geographic location, work experience, education, etc.
  • Annual Bonus
  • Manager Lease Car Program (No Cost - Car, Maintenance, and Insurance included)
  • Industry leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution

Career Growth:
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Career mobility
  • Education reimbursement for continued learning
  • Training and Development programs

Additional Offerings:
  • Wellbeing program
  • Community service and engagement programs
  • Product programs
  • Free drinks onsite
  • Lifestyle account

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.