Director Transportation Counsel at XPO Logistics, Inc.

Posted in General Business 9 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Job Description:

Logistics done differently.

At XPO Logistics, our employees take pride in their work and show dedication to their job. We've been named among America's best employers by Forbes, and Fortune recently listed us as one of the world's most admired companies. As a Transportation Counsel, you'll work with the XPO North American Transportation Legal Department and provide leadership and direction to the business as a corporate generalist, with a focus on transportation and logistics related matters. This position provides direction and guidance in accordance with XPO legal philosophies, working with both the corporate and business teams to ensure legal risk is mitigated.

Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.

What you'll do on a typical day:

  • Review, negotiate, and draft contracts across a variety of business functions including customer agreements, subcontractor agreements, vendor agreements, NDAs and technology agreements and licenses.

  • Provide litigation and discovery support to the business units and the claims management teams; work with and manage outside counsel as needed.

  • Provide timely, accurate, and strategic legal advice and risk mitigation strategies to internal business representatives and

  • Lead and/or collaborate on certain divisional projects and initiatives related to legal, compliance and/or regulatory matters.

  • Support senior management regarding contractual interpretation and enforcement of commercial agreements.

  • Identify legal risks for the company and vendors to identify issues, negotiate resolutions, and respond to inquiries.

  • Assist in the development and redesign of legal support processes, templates, standard operating procedures, and both internal and client facing materials to drive greater internal efficiencies for the legal department and business teams.

  • Develop and deliver training to internal clients on various legal topics.

  • Coordinate with other in-house counsel on a wide variety of issues related to transportation and litigation activities.

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you'll need:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school

  • 5 years of experience as a practicing attorney

It'd be great if you also have:

  • 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney with excellent academic performance

  • A strong background in commercial contracting (drafting, reviewing & negotiating complex contracts)

  • Experience in commercial litigation and transportation claims, specifically motor carrier, air, ocean, and rail transportation

  • Knowledge of transportation regulations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Be part of something big.

XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team - energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.

XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.