Associate General Counsel - Products Liability


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:



Crown Equipment is one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers. Our innovative and diverse workforce is dedicated to defining the future of the material handling industry. We have a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and a commitment to sustainability.


With more than 20 manufacturing facilities worldwide and over 500 retail locations in 80 plus countries, we take pride in providing our customers a wide variety of quality material handling equipment, fleet management solutions, warehouse products and support services to meet their needs anytime, anywhere.




Hands-on product liability litigation management and associated legal advice for cases arising throughout U.S. Key responsibilities include:

  • Actively manage a docket of cases involving the defense of products liability and other personal injury claims.
  • Provide input into and implement defense strategies developed by department leadership.
  • Review and analyze accident reports, evaluate incoming claims and, where appropriate, direct preliminary investigations to appropriate outside counsel on local or regional level. 
  • Confer with the Engineering Department and other company personnel and manage defense strategy and selection of expert witnesses. 
  • Prepare company employees for testimony.  Attend and assist counsel at all major depositions including plaintiffs, experts, and company witnesses. 
  • Represent the company in-person at all substantive hearings, settlement conferences, and trials on cases under his/her direct management.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor Degree in law
  • Valid license to practice law
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of active product liability defense litigation experience in a law firm or with hands-on oversight within a corporate law department
  • Recent taking/defending of deposition and presentations in trial preferred
  • Must be willing to travel extensively
  • Must be willing to relocate to west central Ohio


Location: The position will be onsite at the Corporate Headquarters in New Bremen, OH. Interested candidates must be willing to live in West Central Ohio. Relocation assistance will be available.




Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees.  Benefits include:

  • Competitive Wages. Commensurate with skills and related experience 
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan with a company contribution to each
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Company paid Life and Disability Benefits as well as optional supplemental term life insurance offerings
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year


EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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