Managing Counsel, Commercial

Posted Jan 22
Full Time
Palo Alto, California
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What To Expect
Tesla is looking for a Managing Counsel to join our Commercial legal team. In this role, you will primarily support Tesla’s supply chain operations on the procurement of goods and services. As needed, you will also assist in transactions to support other business units, such as the sale of energy storage products, sale of charging products, and expansion of our Supercharger network. The position will be based in one of Tesla’s offices in Austin, Texas; the bay area of California; or Washington, DC.

Our ideal candidate will be a seasoned commercial lawyer who is passionate about accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. This is a great opportunity for a proactive and entrepreneurial lawyer to work at a fast growing and dynamic company.

What You'll Do

  • Manage a high volume and wide range of commercial contracts, including supply agreements, technology licensing agreements, development agreements, services agreements, leases and other real estate agreements, and confidentiality agreements
  • Provide advice on a wide variety of strategic, regulatory, and transactional matters for Tesla’s supply chain team and other teams
  • Facilitate resolution of legal disputes, including by drafting and responding to breach of contract claims
  • Prepare and maintain contract forms to support Tesla’s businesses and areas of operation
  • Liaise with colleagues worldwide to ensure consistency of contracts and risk allocation across the various Tesla businesses

What You'll Bring

  • Juris Doctor with current license to practice in at least one U.S. state or Washington, DC
  • Minimum of 10 years of practice experience; combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred. Transactional experience in Mexico is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills with a business-level to near native-level fluency in English (verbal and written). Spanish, German, and additional languages are a plus
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to proactively identify problems, drive projects, make complex cost/benefit assessments, identify pragmatic/creative legal and business solutions, and quickly earn the confidence of your colleagues
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced, challenging environment
  • Quick and flexible learner with well-honed analytical skills, intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change
  • High standards, impeccable integrity and ethics, and unquestionable good judgment

Compensation and Benefits
Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$172,000 - $431,640/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.