Senior Assistant, Legal

Toyota North America



Plano, TX


Position summary


Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to Dream. Do. Grow. with us.

To save time applying, Toyota does not offer sponsorship of job applicants for employment-based visas or any other work authorization for this position at this time.

Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Legal Operations and Litigation Support Department is looking for a passionate and highly motivated Senior Legal Assistant.

The primary responsibility of this role is to create and manage travel arrangements for senior counsel, expense reports, and meeting/conference room scheduling and other duties as assigned.

Reporting to the Legal Operations Manager, the person in this role will support the Legal Operations and Litigation Support department's objective to take on the technology, financial, compliance and operational work that doesn’t necessarily require a law degree.  In that way, our in-house lawyers are more efficient and deliver better results because they are free to focus on legal work.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assisting with manual invoice processing

  • Providing assistance closing cases, including requesting settlement checks and transmitting them to outside counsel; and closing files

  • Updating the legal matter management system as requested

  • Point of contact for physical moves, office space allocation, maintaining map of TL1 team members locations/ office/ desk numbers, etc.

  • To a lesser extent: making travel arrangements, preparing expense reports, and managing meeting/conference room scheduling

  • Other duties and projects, as assigned

What you bring

  • Experience in administrative support function, with law firm or corporate law department, experience desired

  • Initiative, detail-orientation and strong organizational skills

  • Familiarity with, and proficiency in, law department matter management systems and processes

  • Demonstrated strong word processing and computer skills required with MS Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel)

  • Willingness to adapt to and learn new technology, software programs, and upgrades.

  • Excellent grammar, proofreading and organizational skills required

  • Ability to communicate clearly and handle stressful situations in a professional manner and multi-task as well as follow-up timely

  • Willingness to work in a team-oriented environment

  • High degree of attention to detail and confidentiality

  • Ability to understand and follow work instructions with minimal supervision

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple demands from multiple people

  • Ability to provide status reports on assigned projects independently

Added bonus if you have

  • Notary – or willing and able to become a Notary in Texas

  • BA/BS degree is a plus

What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect

  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement

  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family

  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)

  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more

  • Flexible spending accounts

Belonging at Toyota

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. Respect for all is our North Star. Toyota is proud to have 10+ different Business Partnering Groups across 100 different North American chapter locations that support team members’ efforts to dream, do and grow without questioning that they belong. As a company that has been one of DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity and a member of The Billion Dollar Roundtable supporting minority and woman-owned suppliers for over 10 years, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. 

Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Please send an email to https://talent.acquisition@

Why you should apply for a job to Toyota North America:

  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.3/5 in supportive management

  • 82% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 71% would recommend this company to other women

  • 69% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Women Influencing and Impacting Toyota (WIIT) employee resource group, with 14 chapters across North America,

  • SuccessShare, a sponsorship program designed to prepare the next generation of women leaders at Toyota.

  • Toyota paid maternity leave provides up to six to eight weeks of 100% paid leave, depending on method of delivery.