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Associate General Counsel, AI Research

Legal - San Francisco

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

As an Associate General Counsel, AI Research, you will be responsible for advising OpenAI’s research teams in their work to achieve OpenAI’s mission. You’ll partner closely with researchers and engineers to help them plan, develop, and align models such as ChatGPT, Dall-E, Sora, GPT-4o, as well as our future research roadmap

In This Role You Will...

  • Serve as the primary lawyer supporting OpenAI’s research organization

  • Work closely with researchers, engineers, and executives to identify and address legal issues related to developing and aligning cutting edge AI models

  • 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 15 years experience as a lawyer, with significant experience in fields such as copyright, privacy, consumer safety, regulatory, product, and/or commercial counseling 

  • Have worked at fast paced innovative companies and law firms 

  • Are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and handling new and challenging situations

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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$300K – $365K