Mercedes Benz Careers – Senior Counsel

Website Mercedes-Benz

Job Description:

The Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) legal department is seeking an experienced attorney who will focus on our U.S. data privacy program. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a premium global brand on emerging automotive technologies. You will serve as a key privacy advisor to technical teams throughout the product life cycle, among other initiatives. You will also work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to ensure that our company privacy policies and practices align with the rapidly evolving legal landscape.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver trainings to employees on privacy policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with and provide feedback to external affairs team on U.S. privacy legislation and regulations
  • Maintain and update MBRDNA’s privacy policies and contractual templates
  • Draft, review, and negotiate privacy-related contractual terms in commercial agreements
  • Design and conduct privacy assessments
  • Collaborate with counterparts at affiliates as needed to align on privacy policies and procedures
  • Act as the lead privacy lawyer for MBRDNA, providing guidance on domestic and international privacy and data protection laws (e.g., CCPA, CPRA, CPA, VCDPA, GDPR, BIPA)
  • Partner with engineers, IT, legal team members, and other stakeholders to ensure company’s compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations, and industry best practices
  • Refine and oversee implementation of security breach response plans
  • Enhance MBRDNA’s U.S. privacy program, with a focus on facilitating software development and novel third-party technology engagements

Qualification & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree and J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Significant privacy counseling experience at a technology company
  • Technical background
  • CIPP/E credential
  • Experience in the automotive or autonomous driving industry
  • Experience working at a global technology company
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)/U.S. credential
  • Member of a State bar in good standing (California or New York preferred)
  • At least 6 to 8 years combined data privacy experience in law firm and in-house settings

Job Details:

Company: Mercedes-Benz

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Vance, Alabama, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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