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Senior Director, Legal Counsel

Requisition Id:  353663
Business Unit:  Corporate

Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48105


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 



As the Senior Director, Legal Counsel, you’ll play a key role in the XPO legal department and will closely support XPO’s less-than-truckload (“LTL”) business. This is a legal generalist position with an emphasis on commercial contracting and will involve significant exposure to senior sales and operations leaders.


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:

  • Closely collaborate with business partners and legal colleagues, and advise on a wide variety of commercial, legal, regulatory, and compliance issues, including safety and environmental compliance
  • Provide thought leadership in the commercial contracting area, and review, negotiate and draft a variety of contracts with an emphasis on LTL transportation agreements
  • Lead strategic projects and initiatives related to legal, compliance, and/or regulatory matters
  • Assist in the development and redesign of legal support processes, templates, and client-facing materials to drive greater internal efficiencies
  • Develop and deliver training to internal clients on various legal and regulatory topics
  • Provide litigation support to claims management team and outside counsel as needed and advise on customer and commercial disputes
  • Partner with other in-house counsel on a wide variety of issues related to the business

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney; significant experience in commercial contracting, including transportation contracts; strong understanding of applicable laws and regulations, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • An active member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • Demonstrated attention to detail

It’d be great if you also have:

  • 10 years experience as a practicing attorney with a combination of law firm and in-house experience; experience with the LTL transportation sector; experience with real estate issues, including leases and construction contracts

Be part of something big.


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.


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 not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  

Review XPO's candidate privacy statement here. 

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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