Legal Senior Counsel - Risk & Compliance

Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Ellabell, GA, US

Requisition ID:  869

About HMGMA  

HMGMA is the abbreviation of Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America. It is Hyundai Motor Group's first dedicated EV mass-production plant and is an innovative plant with cutting-edge production technology applied. 


Position Summary: 

Senior Counsel who supports General Counsel in handling legal compliance and risk management matters. Coordinates with other Legal & Compliance Team Members to accomplish departmental objectives. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Advise company on various compliance matters, including adherence to various laws and company policies. 

  • Independently develop compliance policies, procedures, processes and systems. 

  • Conduct compliance risk assessments and oversee compliance hotline monitoring. 

  • Conduct internal investigations and prepare internal investigation reports. 

  • Conduct various legal audits. 

  • Assist with business partner code of conduct compliance matters. 

  • Assist with governmental affairs compliance matters. 

  • Conduct legal training to educate Team Members on applicable laws. 

  • Prepare annual compliance report. 

  • Draft memoranda to General Counsel, company executives, and Team Members in response to Requests for Legal Services. 

  • Oversee company’s e-discovery system. 

  • Track and report any compliance, risk management, or legal developments in laws that may affect company. 

  • Advise company on legal risk management matters, including mitigation of legal risk, and procurement of insurance. 

  • Assist company with crisis management plans. 

  • Always display exemplary ethical behavior, including: (1) being free of undue influence and conflicts of interest; (2) strictly complying with HMMA policies and procedures; (3) being honest, transparent, and accountable; (4) report all known illegal or unethical behavior; and (5) protecting confidential information. 

  • Administer, coordinate, and comply with all Business Management System (BMS), Environmental Management System (EMS), and Safety Management System (SMS) requirements. 

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.  


Qualifications & Preferences 


  • Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited Law School required. 

  • Excellent academic credentials (Top 30% of law school class preferred) 


Related Experience: 

  • 6 - 10 years of job-related experience preferred 



  • MS Word/MS Excel/MS PowerPoint 



  • Georgia State Bar law license (required) 

  • Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional Certificate (preferred) 


Competency Based:  

  • Attention to Detail 

  • Problem Solving 

  • Negotiation 

  • Prompt Judgement and Action 

  • Visioning and Guidance 

  • Leading by Example 

  • Decision Making 

  • Performance Management 

  • People Developing 


Travel Requirement 

  • Domestic / International travel required. 


Working Hours (Shift) Requirement 

  • Employment opportunities at HMGMA will be completed in multiple phases.  

  • Shift assignment for this position may change to meet the business needs.   

  • Any changes will be communicated to employees and according to accommodation; will be considered. 


Compensation & Benefit 

  • HMGMA offers opportunities for growth, work flexibility, competitive pay, and benefits. 

  • HMGMA benefits include competitive Medical / Vision / Dental insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, and competitive 401k plan. 


Other Information 

  • FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salary 

  • When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. 


HMGMA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

Nearest Major Market: Savannah