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Assistant General Counsel

The U-Haul International, Inc. Legal Department seeks a skilled commercial and/or products litigator with 7-10 years of experience to assist in the management and coordination of the nationwide defense of class action, commercial litigation, PAGA actions, product liability, negligence and insurance coverage matters brought against the various U-Haul entities.   This position will also focus on the investigation of accidents involving U-Haul moving equipment and pre-suit oversight of certain types of claims. 

The qualified candidate must possess the ability to quickly assess the legal exposure posed by a variety of situations unique to U-Haul and provide concise and correct legal advice to both U-Haul field personnel and senior management.   This is a fast-paced job that is only suited to a self-starter who has the experience to quickly take ownership of an existing caseload of complex matters.  **This position is in-office at our Mid-Town Phoenix campus and is not eligible for remote work.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited :

  • Managing class action, government investigations, commercial, product liability, negligence and insurance coverage litigation;
  • Effectively managing outside counsel and litigation budgets;
  • Directing accident investigations, including retaining consultants, interviewing witnesses and coordinating with members of other U-Haul departments;
  • Drafting, revising and coordinating discovery;
  • Preparing corporate representatives and U-Haul witnesses for depositions;
  • Providing advice and direction on insurance claims and insurance coverage matters;
  • Providing general legal advice to U-Haul field personnel on a wide variety of legal issues.

Requirements: 

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited school and admission to at least one state bar;
  • Experience defending significant product liability and negligence lawsuits;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management of litigation;
  • Experience vetting and hiring expert witnesses;
  • First or second chair experience at trial or arbitration;
  • Experience coordinating and responding to discovery;
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a proactive mindset;
  • Ability to travel.

Salary requirements must be submitted with resume.  We will not consider any candidates who do not include salary requirements.

Here are just some of the programs U-Haul has available: 

  • Full Medical coverage
  • New indoor fitness gym
  • Onsite medical clinic for you and your family
  • Career stability
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Valuable on-the-job training
  • Prescription plans
  • Dental & Vision Plans
  • Business and travel insurance
  • YouMatter Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days 
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness/Group Accident
  • 24-hour physician available for kids
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • MetLaw Legal program
  • MetLife auto and home insurance
  • Discounts on cell phone plans, hotels, and more
  • LifeLock Identity Theft
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Free online courses for personal and professional development at U-Haul University
  • Savvy consumer wellness programs- from health care tips to financial wellness
  • U-Haul Federal Credit Union


U-Haul is an equal opportunity employer. All applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, provincial, state, or local law. Individual accommodations are available on requests for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Information obtained during this process will only be shared on a need to know basis.

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