Legal Counsel, Commercial

Tesla Motors Fremont , CA 94537

Posted Yesterday

The Role

Tesla is looking for a talented Commercial Counsel to join our legal team. In this role, you will support business teams on a variety of commercial transactions and negotiations and provide legal advice and support on transactions supporting the day-to-day operations of the company. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience with procurement agreements and other transactional documents for goods, services, software/SaaS, and logistics. A background that incorporates a mixture of law firm and in-house experience is ideal. A strong background in all facets of commercial law is required, and experience handling commercial contract disputes and intellectual property is strongly preferred.


  • J.D. with excellent academic credentials

  • 37 years handling commercial contracts, with a strong background in all facets of commercial law

  • Proven negotiation, drafting and analytical skills for various types of commercial contracts

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Sound and practical business judgment

  • Ability to work independently while contributing successfully to cross-functional teams

  • Proven track record of learning quickly, taking initiative, working proactively, being resourceful and taking on additional responsibility

  • Evidence of exceptional ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-house legal experience

  • Experience handling commercial contract disputes and intellectual property

  • Background in logistics, software, and/or professional services

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