Here at An American Automotive Company, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At An American Automotive Company, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at An American Automotive Company and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What You'll Do:
The Counsel, Regulatory Affairs will report to the Director, Regulatory Affairs and will play a critical strategic and business role in leading the development, implementation, and management of An American Automotive Company' regulatory program.

Become part of an iconic brand that is set to revolutionize the all-electric pick-up truck & rugged SUV marketplace by achieving the following:
  • Build and implement An American Automotive Company' regulatory program in a manner to ensure An American Automotive Company' compliance with applicable U.S. and foreign laws, regulations, and regulatory guidance
  • Advise internal clients, including the Homologation/Certification, Engineering and Product Teams, EHS, and management on regulatory compliance and reporting requirements
  • Build relationships, and communicate regularly, with regulators (such as NHTSA, EPA, CARB and other federal and state agencies), including with respect to investigations and inquiries
  • Counsel internal clients and manage and/or supervise the preparation, drafting and submission of regulatory filings and other documents with applicable governmental agencies
  • Advise executive management regarding material risks, requirements and opportunities related to the automotive regulatory environment
  • Conduct research and analysis to support the Legal Team and other internal clients in identifying relevant laws, regulations, and precedents
  • Maintain an up-to-the-date knowledge database and reporting system to ensure the relevant An American Automotive Company personnel are aware of U.S. and foreign laws and regulations impacting An American Automotive Company' vehicles, components, and technology
  • Advise the Legal Team, Compliance Team, Engineering, Product and other internal teams on actual, alleged or suspected regulatory noncompliance
  • Build and develop an in-house team of regulatory experts and analysts to provide advice, counsel, research, drafting and other work product to you, internal clients and management on matters of regulatory law, safety and compliance
  • Participate as regulatory expert on internal investigative and safety reporting and compliance working groups
  • Partner with the Compliance Team to build, implement and train personnel on regulatory compliance
  • Engage and manage appropriate outside resources, including outside counsel, to assist An American Automotive Company in regulatory matters

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events regularly. This role will be based out of An American Automotive Company location in Tysons, VA or Novi, MI. Applicants should expect that the role will require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.

What you'll bring
We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals. Here's what else you'll bring:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and admission to one or more applicable state bars
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in regulatory, safety and/or product liability, with in-house experience and significant experience in the automotive industry
  • In-depth knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and best practices with respect to automotive regulatory compliance
  • Proven track record of providing legal counsel and support on automotive regulatory matters
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience building, developing and managing a team of legal professionals
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex legal issues and provide practical solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines