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Managing Counsel, Employment

Posted Jan 20
Full Time
RemoteOrlando, Florida
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Luminar is a global automotive technology company ushering in a new era of vehicle safety and autonomy. For the past decade, Luminar has built an advanced hardware and software/AI platform to enable its more than 50 industry partners, including the majority of global automotive OEMs. From consumer vehicle programs with Volvo Cars and Mercedes-Benz to technology partnerships including NVIDIA and Mobileye, Luminar is poised to be the first automotive technology company to enable next-generation safety and autonomous capabilities for global production vehicles. For more information please visit

We are seeking a highly experienced senior in-house employment attorney to join our legal team as Managing Counsel, Employment. This role will support Luminar’s human resources team and workforce management across multiple US and global offices, including Germany, Sweden, China, and India.


  1. Legal Compliance:
  • Stay abreast of employment laws and regulations nationally, in particular in Florida and California, and Germany, ensuring company policies and practices align with legal requirements.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with employment laws.
  1. Strategic Employment Advice:
  •    Provide strategic legal advice to senior management on a wide range of employment-related issues, including hiring, termination, employee relations, and workplace investigations.
  •    Collaborate with HR, Recruiting, and other departments to develop workplace strategies and implement best practices for workforce management.
  1. Employment Agreements and Stock Compensation:
  •    Draft, review, and negotiate agreements for executives, employees, and consultants, including equity-based incentives, while ensuring alignment with local legal requirements and company policies.
  1. Dispute Resolution:
  •    Represent the company in employment-related disputes globally, including negotiations, mediations, and manage litigation when necessary.
  •    Work closely with external counsel as needed.
  1. Training and Education:
  •    Develop and deliver training programs for employees and management on relevant employment laws, policies, and best practices.
  •    Keep the organization informed about legal developments affecting employment matters.
  1. International Support:
  • Work with inside and outside counsel to develop appropriate policies and practices for global offices.  



  1. Education and Experience:
  •    Juris Doctor (JD) from an accredited law school.
  •    Bar admission in at least one US State, with preference for Florida and California.
  •    Minimum of 12 years of experience as an employment lawyer, preferably with at least 4 years of in-house experience in a technology or startup environment.
  1. Expertise:
  •    In-depth knowledge of employment laws and regulations in the US, particularly Florida and California, and internationally.
  •    Proven experience in handling complex employment-related legal matters, including workforce management, hiring and termination, and dispute resolution.
  1. Communication Skills:
  •    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •    Ability to communicate complex legal concepts to non-legal stakeholders and to present to executives.
  1. Team Collaboration:
  •    Proven ability to work collaboratively with a small legal team on cross-functional matters as well as with HR, Recruiting, senior management, and external legal counsel.
  1. Adaptability:
  •    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.  Though we are a publicly-traded company, we are rapidly growing with a young workforce, and looking for a roll-up-the-sleeves lawyer.
  •    Comfortable with ambiguity and able to make sound legal judgments on her/his own in challenging situations and to adapt quickly to changing needs.


Luminar is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview at the company.


At Luminar, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays a base between $150,000.00 and $200,000.00 per year. Within this range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. You will also be eligible to receive other benefits including: equity in the form of restricted stock unit awards, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, 401k plan, life and disability benefits, flexible time off, paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement for formal education related to advancing your career at Luminar. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire and schedule type.*Note that the pay range listed for this position is a good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible base compensation at the time of posting.