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Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30328

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Primary Location: 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Automotive

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 202103870

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

The Corporate Counsel, Commercial Operations serves as a legal partner for Cox Automotives solutions groups. The Corporate Counsel, Commercial Operations is responsible for supporting collaboration across multiple business groups and practice areas to ensure a seamless experience for internal and external clients in a way that optimizes Cox Automotives risk profile. In addition, he or she is responsible for assisting the Assistant General Counsel, Commercial Operations with executing legal strategy for the Cox Automotive solutions groups based on individual contributions and through coordination with internal and external subject matter experts.

The qualified candidate must be able to address a wide range of corporate, transactional, and commercial matters that affect day-to-day business operations, including drafting, negotiating, and interpreting commercial contracts. The ideal candidate will have experience in commercial contracts, general corporate matters, and counseling across a wide range of subjects.

  • Provide legal counsel and advice on a broad range of day-to-day operational legal topics, including commercial transactions and contract negotiations, operational efficiencies and general business matters.
  • Stay abreast of solutions group-specific regulations and compliance matters and assists in ensuring that appropriate risk management strategies are in place.
  • Partner with internal business clients to develop and execute action plans in order to resolve issues presented in contract negotiations.
  • Review, advise on, and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts, including contracts covering software licensing, SaaS, professional services, and online terms and conditions.
  • Review and advise on new products and product enhancements with applicable solution groups.
  • Coordinate with subject matter legal experts and other in-house attorneys supporting other solutions groups to ensure efficient delivery of legal services.
  • Responsible for identifying and helping to address difficult issues, developing and evaluating alternatives, providing advice and implementing solutions in the context of commercial transactions.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of forms and procedures for contract and product review.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal contacts, including, but not limited to: other in-house attorneys, Security, Risk Management, Finance, and other appropriate departments to ensure high service level and anticipate special needs.
  • Responsible for identifying and helping to address difficult problems that may not be solved using existing practices and procedures; may have to respond and adapt to changing conditions or circumstances, requiring enterprise alignment and new approaches.


- Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)- Bachelors degree required

  • Proven experience in providing legal counsel for technology, software and services businesses, including drafting and negotiation of various types of commercial agreements.
  • Experience in the automobile industry (including working with OEMs) and/or the financial services industry is a plus.
  • Ability to partner with subject matter experts and other in-house attorneys to provide a seamless experience to internal clients in addressing and resolving legal issues.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people in the company and explain complex technical and legal issues in a succinct and clear manner.
  • A focus on client needs with a commitment to timing, quality and client service.
  • A business partner, who likes working side by side with business teams and is receptive to opposing views.
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to prioritize and follow through on numerous projects simultaneously.
  • 5-7 years of legal experience working on a wide range of legal matters. Previous in-house counsel experience preferred.
  • J.D. degree, a member in good standing of at least one state bar.
  • Ability to travel as necessary, 10% of the time.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Who We Are

About Cox Automotive

Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like, Manheim and vAuto.

About Cox

We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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