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AI Policy Counsel

Legal - San Francisco, CA

About the Team

OpenAI's Legal team plays a crucial role in furthering OpenAI's mission by tackling innovative, fundamental legal issues in AI. If you're passionate about doing significant and unique work as a technology lawyer, this team is for you. The team comprises professionals from diverse fields, including technology, AI, privacy, IP, corporate, employment, tax law, regulatory, and litigation.


About the Role

We’re seeking an AI Policy Counsel to help navigate the increasing AI legislative and regulatory landscape in the US and abroad. We’re looking for a legal self-starter who is comfortable jumping into a broad range of AI regulatory issues that will help shape AI policy going forward and for which there is little precedent. This role reports to our Associate General Counsel of AI Policy.

This role is based in our San Francisco, CA HQ where we use a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office per week and offer relocation assistance to new employees.

In this role, you will:

  • Analyze legislative and regulatory proposals concerning AI to understand their impact on OpenAI and the broader AI community.

  • Analyze and review legal risks in white papers, comments, and other materials that articulate OpenAI’s position on various policy and regulatory matters.

  • Advise on responsible AI and AI accountability measures and governance.

  • Engage with cross-functional internal stakeholders on AI policy issues.

  • Monitor and keep the team updated on emerging policy issues related to AI.


You might thrive in this role if you:

  • 5+ years of experience

  • In-house experience strongly preferred

  • Strong background in technology policy. Experience and familiarity with AI or a demonstrated interest in AI policy issues.

  • Clear and concise writing, able to distill complex concepts into simple, explainable, and persuasive ideas

  • Experience analyzing complex legislation and regulation

About the Interview Process

We will accept applications and conduct interviews on a rolling basis. The interview process may include a written assessment and several values, skills, and behavioral interviews with our team, virtually or in person.

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. 

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. 

For US Based Candidates: 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 this link.

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$225K – $250K