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Cummins Inc. Corporate Counsel- Litigation in Nashville, Tennessee

Corporate Counsel- Litigation


We are looking for a dynamic, and talented Corporate CounselLitigation to join our team specializing in managing litigation and related matters for our Filtration business headquartered in Nashville, TN. This role is designated hybrid, allowing you to work from your home office and requires up to 25% of travel.

Cummins Filtration is a global technology leader that designs, manufactures, and sells air, fuel, hydraulic and lube filtration, as well as chemical technology products for diesel and gas-powered equipment around the world. As Corporate Counsel - Litigation, you will provide legal advice on complex legal matters across a wide range of regions and/or functions.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Responsible for handling a variety of complex legal matters or projects across a wide range of businesses, regions and/or functions.

  • Recognized as a developing expert in an area of law, specialty, function, or geographic region; negotiates legal matters within the individual’s realm of responsibility

  • May be allocated responsibility to support in management of a relationship with a business unit, business segment, region, or function

  • Responsible for project and matter management with limited supervision; exercises independent judgment

  • Shares in management of outside counsel relationships

  • Acts as trusted advisor for mid to high level management; has strong grasp of business environment; effectively partners with clients to identify and design needed improvements; provides legal as well as practical advice within the appropriate business context; understands and manages client expectations

  • Assists in development of legal strategies for business

  • May influence or contribute to overall objectives and goals of organization

  • Provides support and leadership in legal function projects

  • May supervise and/or mentor one or more junior lawyers, paralegals, or administrative assistants

  • Demonstrates specialization proficiency in one or more areas of law, specialty or function; acts as a resource to others


To be successful in this role, you will

Action oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

Persuades - Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.

Project Issue and Risk Management - Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.

Project Management - Establishes and maintains the "Balanced Triangle" of Scope, Schedule and Resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

Strategic mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • Degree in law

  • License to practice law in home jurisdiction


  • Significant relevant experience required.

  • Proactively identify and recommend litigation strategies to Chief Legal Officer and company leaders.

  • Recommend, build, and implement a scalable approach to litigation and related risk that balances legal risk with business impact. Promote evolution of risk management strategies consistent with company growth mindset.

  • Serve as lead in-house counsel for all disputes and litigation, respond to legal processes including subpoenas; Lead or support internal investigations.

  • Attending court appearances, as appropriate, including significant hearings, trials, mediations, and settlement conferences.

  • Serve as a strategic legal partner to the business, providing periodic reports on substantive or material developments in pending disputes.

  • Internally overseeing discovery process, which includes reviewing discovery requests and developing strategy and responses, collecting and producing internal documents, coordinating e-discovery, and interviewing information custodians and/or fact witnesses.

  • Engage and maintain relationships with preferred counsel. Design and implement strategies for best approaches to litigation with maximum efficiency while prioritizing the best interests of the client.

  • Partner with compliance and governance professionals to assist in the design and implementation of appropriate controls and to promote and build culture consistent with "tone at the top."

  • Offer general counseling and serve as the escalation point for a wide variety of legal matters, including but not limited to quality, contract law, regulatory risk and trade compliance issues, data privacy or other corporate matters.

  • Assist with due diligence from a litigation lens. Partner with the business to implement lessons learned.

  • May train and supervise attorneys, paralegals and consultants; may be involved in hiring, developing and retaining talent within the Legal function.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary range: $127,500-$212,500

Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. The final salary offer will be determined after considering relevant factors, including a candidate’s qualifications and experience, where appropriate.

Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage, and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Tennessee-Nashville-US, TN, Nashville, Filtration Headquarters

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting May 25, 2023, 8:27:50 AM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization Cummins Filtration

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Req ID: 230004DJ