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Managing Counsel, Privacy

Posted Mar 07
Full Time
On Site
Washington, District of Columbia
What to Expect

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 deep 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.

What You’ll Do
  • Assist in driving privacy and data protection compliance for the appropriate business and functional leaders and their teams  
  • Continuously enhance Tesla’s global privacy program through the performance of gap assessments and executing remediation activities 
  • 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 
  • Experience with executing regulatory requirements and reflecting relevant changes in external privacy notices, internal privacy and data handling policies, playbooks, and other materials supporting Tesla’s global privacy program 
What You’ll Bring
  • Strong substantive knowledge of global privacy laws (including United States and Europe), and relevant privacy/cybersecurity frameworks
  • 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 initiatives 
  • 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 7 years of relevant in-house experience (or law firm) with evidence of exceptional ability 
  • Certified International Privacy Professional Certification (CIPP) is preferred 
  • Pluses include significant consultancy experience and proficiency in a language in addition to English

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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Privacy is a top priority for Tesla. We build it into our products and view it as an essential part of our business. To understand more about the data we collect and process as part of your application, please view our Tesla Talent Privacy Notice

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