Description:

About the Team:
OpenAI's Legal team plays an indispensable role in advancing OpenAI's mission by navigating futuristic, foundational legal issues in AI. This is the team for you if you care deeply about doing meaningful and novel work as a technology lawyer. The team is composed of various backgrounds, including technology, venture capital, M&A, employment, and tax law.

About the role:
We seek an Associate General Counsel to be the lead advisor on corporate counseling, strategic transactions, securities compliance, and internal security. A dual affiliation with the OpenAI Startup Fund advising on investments and fund operations is also a possibility. You'll report to OpenAI's General Counsel and work closely with our Legal, Finance, People teams and external counsel.

This role is based in our San Francisco HQ. We offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:
  • Lead corporate governance and structuring initiatives
  • Be the principal counsel on strategic transactions
  • Own all securities counseling and compliance
  • Work closely with our security teams on infosec and incident response
  • Become an expert in AI legal matters and help propose and advance AI legal policy positions

You might thrive in this role if you:
  • Have at least 10 years of combined legal experience at innovative technology companies and technology-focused law firms.
  • Have significant experience in privacy and product counseling
  • Have a strong sense of ownership, are inquisitive and enthusiastic about technology, enjoy being continually challenged, and can demonstrate sound judgment in ambiguous situations.
  • Have a JD and license or qualification to practice in CA

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.

Compensation, Benefits and Perks
The annual salary for this role is $350,000. 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)

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 accommodation@openai.com.

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