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Daimler Trucks North America Corporate Counsel - Distribution (E4) in Fort Mill, South Carolina

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The Corporate Counsel – Distribution facilitates Daimler Trucks North America and Daimler Coaches North America achieving their domestic and international distribution goals while protecting the companies’ interests. The position provides legal guidance regarding distribution related laws, including state motor vehicle and franchise laws, and drafts a wide variety of distribution related agreements.


  • Providing legal support to numerous departments for domestic and international vehicle, components, and parts distribution, including

  • drafting a variety of distribution related agreements, including dealer, sales, and warranty contracts,

  • counselling stakeholders about state and federal motor vehicle as well as other distribution related laws,

  • offering legal options to improve the dealer network performance, and

  • reviewing and revising distribution and warranty manuals

  • Providing strategic legal support for Daimler Coaches North America’s expansion in the US and Canada

  • Providing legal support related to the distribution of new products such as electric trucks and busses, charging stations, and autonomous trucks

  • Hiring and supervising outside counsel

  • Providing legal trainings regarding the best practices for distribution, sales and aftermarket teams

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university/college required

  • Member in good standing of a State Bar

  • Juris Doctor from an accredited law school

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as in-house corporate counsel or at a law firm.

  • Experience with transactional, administrative, and tort law

  • Significant experience drafting, editing, and negotiating a wide array of contracts

  • Strong written and oral communication, legal research, and organizational skills

  • Aptitude for handling numerous and varied projects and time-sensitive assignments

  • A business centric approach to rendering legal advice

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Experience with state motor vehicle laws

  • A combination of law firm and in-house corporate experience

  • Transactional training in a large law firm

  • Familiarity with antitrust law

Work Location Opportunity:

Fort Mill, SC


Number of days at home and at the office will be determined through an ongoing conversation with your Manager. DTNA will ensure that your WFH set-up meets wi-fi / data minimum requirements and sets you up for success. Travel to the office is not reimbursed and employee must live close enough to attend regular in-person collaborative meeting with at least 24-hour notice.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Corporate Counsel - Distribution (E4)

Location: South Carolina-Fort Mill

Requisition ID: DAI0000FLA