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Associate General Counsel - Products Liability


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.



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

  • 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.


  • 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


The position is not a remote or hybrid position.


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 including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

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


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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