Legal Counsel, Privacy

Fremont, CA
Full Time
Job #: 82446 Exp.: 5+ Years
The Role:
As a part of our Legal group, you will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and experienced team on a wide variety of legal issues impacting Tesla’s business and products globally. You will work directly with business and engineering teams to design innovative privacy solutions for products as well as across the legal department on Tesla activities and regulatory issues.

You may be challenged to creatively apply your deep legal expertise to rare and complex aspects of the law. Legal smarts are required but you need to have a keen business sense, a strong work ethic, and a passion for customers and data protection. You must have the ability to operate independently, proactively, and cross-functionally with technical and non-technical teams across the company. As we expand our offerings globally, your ideas and contributions will make an immediate impact.

  • Assist in leading and driving privacy and data protection compliance for the appropriate business and functional leaders and their teams
  • Collaborate with business and engineering teams on incorporating privacy by design into products/services and adopting innovative privacy solutions from inception and beyond
  • Provide privacy and data protection guidance to Tesla business functions, such as those supporting our vehicle, energy, insurance, and financing groups
  • Counsel on privacy and security incident preparedness and management
  • Research and track global privacy and security legislation, evolving regulations, and enforcement and translating that into practical advice
  • Create and present engaging training and awareness content, and further develop our Tesla’s privacy and data protection practices in the US and globally
  • Update and maintain external privacy notices, internal privacy and data handling policies, playbooks, and other materials supporting Tesla’s privacy program

  • Strong knowledge of global privacy laws including United States and Europe
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage a diverse and complex workload while maintaining priorities and proactively anticipating issues
  • Consistent good judgment and ability to apply legal knowledge to help create practical business solutions
  • Flexibility, a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to constructively balance change in alignment with business needs
  • Strong execution and project management skills, and ability to corral stakeholders from across the organization on cross-functional projects
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal skills with the ability to present information/complex legal matters clearly and concisely
  • Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at a law firm, in-house corporate or consulting environment with evidence of exceptional ability
  • Certified International Privacy Professional Certification (CIPP) is preferred

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