Senior Counsel - Class Action Litigation

Requisition ID:  2982

Torrance, CA, US, 90501

Workstyle:  Hybrid
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $150,900.00 - $226,400.00

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 that 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!


Torrance, CA

Job Purpose

The Senior Counsel position is responsible for the evaluation and handling of class action litigation matters. The Senior Counsel job also requires a deep understanding of automotive and other product engineering, including knowledge of the processes for design, development, and testing. The responsibilities for the job require interaction with AHM senior management; senior management relies on the associate for thoughtful and well-reasoned recommendations regarding the strategy, settlement, and handling of these class action matters.  These litigation matters can carry a risk of more than $10M dollars.

Key Accountabilities

  • Litigation: Evaluate and manage class actions for applicable Honda entity, develop defense strategy and provide the business with regular updates and advice, and manage outside counsel and expert fees, to reach the best long-term solution for Honda in moderate to more complex high-risk class actions.    
  • 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 projects with a regional focus.    

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an Accredited Law School
  • Admittance to the California Bar
  • At least 8 years of experience as an attorney handling class actions.  
  • Must have good knowledge of the law area they support. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, problem solving, customer 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, Honda business knowledge.

Travel Requirement




Total Rewards and Benefits

What differentiates Honda and makes us an employer of choice?

Total rewards:

  • Competitive base salary  
    • Pay will be based on several variables that includes but not limited to geographic location, work experience, education, etc. 
  • Annual Bonus
  • Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and personal days
  • 401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
  • Relocation Eligible
  • Lifestyle Bonus


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

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.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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