Sr. Counsel, IP Litigation

Tesla, Inc.
Palo Alto
Nov 21, 2023
Nov 25, 2023
Contract Type

What to Expect

Tesla is seeking a Sr. Counsel, IP Litigation for our Palo Alto location. As a member of Tesla's IP Litigation team, you will be directly engaged in developing and driving litigation strategy with a trial–focused approach and partnering with the business to identify potential litigation risks and solutions. You will be supporting Tesla in a wide range of significant litigation matters worldwide, but primarily focused on intellectual property litigations and Patent Office proceedings. You will be joining a fun, fast–paced and growing legal team working collaboratively together on novel legal issues.

What You'll Do
  • Develop and drive Tesla's strategy for IP litigations
  • Manage and help run all aspects of litigation matters, in the U.S. and worldwide, including e–discovery, fact–finding and analysis, witness preparation, depositions, case management conferences, motion practice, and arbitration or trial preparation and presentation
  • Both supervise and partner with outside counsel to ensure that all aspects of Tesla's legal representation are of the highest quality, including the day–to–day running of matters, overall strategy, written work, and oral advocacy
  • Litigate select matters directly in–house as part of Tesla's growing in–house IP litigation team
  • Identify potential litigation risk and counsel the business to minimize exposure
What You'll Bring
  • 7+ years' litigation experience, preferably including experience at a top tier law firm or in the government as a regulator or federal prosecutor, and preferably with significant experience handling trials, hearings, depositions, arbitrations, and mediations
  • Experience in multiple categories of IP litigation and Patent Office proceedings, particularly focused on patent litigation
  • J.D. with excellent academic credentials
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Business–savvy, creative approach to problem solving
  • Evidence of exceptional ability

Compensation and Benefits Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full–time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family–building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short–term and long–term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back–up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$172,000 – $431,640/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job–related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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