Associate General Counsel, Applied AI

San Francisco

Full Time Mid-level / Intermediate
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OpenAI Legal plays an indispensable role in achieving OpenAI's mission by navigating cutting edge legal issues in the field of AI. If you care deeply about doing meaningful and novel work as a technology lawyer, this is the place for you.
Our Applied AI team is responsible for the safe development and commercialization of OpenAI's innovations, principally our OpenAI API. The Associate General Counsel, Applied AI, will own and lead all legal initiatives for this team. This role will report to the General Counsel, and frequently engage with senior leadership.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the legal function for the Applied AI team, with a focus on operationalizing and scaling legal support for product development, partnership and commercialization efforts, crafting all associated legal strategies and processes and overseeing all related agreements.
  • Build an elite and lean legal team for Applied AI by recruiting top in-house talent and managing external counsel for effective and efficient results.
  • Advise the leadership team on Applied AI matters, with the objective of ensuring that any commercial successes continue to advance our core mission.
  • Partner closely with the technical and product teams to proactively manage risks, identify legal issues and shape key decisions.

What we are looking for:

  • The basics: JD from an accredited law school, license in good standing with the California Bar, 10+ years of legal experience and prior in-house experience at a reputable technology company.
  • The specifics: Deep proficiency in licensing, IP and product counseling issues, a solid understanding of data privacy and security, regulatory compliance requirements and public policy considerations, and a track record of delivering measurable results.
  • The standout: Prior in-depth experience in AI/ML legal issues, a technical background or other unusual attributes would be great to see!

You might enjoy this role if you are:

  • An owner. You take extreme accountability and approach work creatively. Reliability and trustworthiness are paramount.
  • Thoughtful and decisive. You think ahead and thoroughly analyze situations, but also efficiently reach decisions and don't shy away from making the calls.
  • A constant learner. You love to expand your circle of competence and get out of your comfort zone.
  • A leader. Colleagues see you as cool under fire. You model the right behavior. You’re intellectually honest.
  • Passionate about technology and ensuring AI is safe and benefits all of humanity.
About OpenAI
We’re building safe Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), and ensuring it leads to a good outcome for humans. We believe that unreasonably great results are best delivered by a highly creative group working in concert. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations via accommodation@openai.com.
Benefits 
- Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family - Unlimited time off (we encourage 4+ weeks per year) - Parental leave - Flexible work hours - Lunch and dinner each day - 401(k) plan with matching
Job tags: AGI AI ML Security
Job region(s): North America
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