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Associate General Counsel, Regulatory

Posted Nov 14
Full Time
San Francisco, California

**About The Team

** OpenAI's Legal team plays a crucial role in furthering OpenAI's mission by tackling innovative, fundamental legal issues in AI. If you're passionate about doing significant and unique work as a technology lawyer, this team is for you. The team comprises professionals from diverse fields, including technology, AI, privacy, IP, corporate, employment, tax law, regulatory, and litigation.

**About The Role

** We’re hiring an Associate General Counsel to focus on regulatory and legal challenges related to AI research and product development. In this role, you’ll provide overall strategy, coordination, and execution over ongoing and future regulatory and related legal matters. We need someone who has represented a breadth of cases and has experience managing high-stakes regulatory investigations, lawsuits, and other regulatory proceedings. This role reports to our Deputy General Counsel.

This role is based in San Francisco, CA. We use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

**In This Role, You Will


  • Lead global regulatory and related legal challenges across OpenAI
  • Manage and support litigation, investigations, and cross-functional initiatives
  • Represent OpenAI externally
  • Direct and partner with external counsel

**You Might Thrive In This Role If You


  • 15+ years as a practicing regulatory lawyer/litigator.
  • Have experience in developing and managing defensive, proactive, and affirmative legal strategies in litigation and investigations.
  • Develop negotiation strategies that allow for positive and mutually valuable conclusions.
  • Have expertise in handling legal matters involving regulatory entities in both the US and internationally.
  • Enjoy partnering with legal and business stakeholders across various levels and can effectively communicate legal concepts into actionable steps.

**About The Interview Process

** We will accept applications and conduct interviews through early December, targeting onboarding by early January. The interview process may include a written assessment and several values, skills, and behavioral interviews with our team, virtually or in person.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, and requests can be made via

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**Compensation, Benefits And Perks

** Total compensation also includes generous equity and benefits.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Mental health and wellness support
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching
  • Unlimited time off and 18+ company holidays per year
  • Paid parental leave (20 weeks) and family-planning support
  • Annual learning & development stipend ($1,500 per year)

Annual Salary Range

$365,000—$365,000 USD

**About OpenAI

** OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. We push the boundaries of the capabilities of AI systems and seek to safely deploy them to the world through our products. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core, and to achieve our mission, we must encompass and value the many different perspectives, voices, and experiences that form the full spectrum of humanity.

At OpenAI, we believe artificial intelligence has the potential to help people solve immense global challenges, and we want the upside of AI to be widely shared. Join us in shaping the future of technology.