Contract Attorney (Temporary) - Mercedes-Benz Research & Development, North America (HQ @ Sunnyvale, CA)

In house legal support of the business. Work on a broad array of legal issues in collaboration with the legal team, including opportunities to provide support on IP, privacy, employment, procurement, licensing, litigation, development & engineering, general corporate, commercial matters and other cutting edge legal issues and other duties as they come up in a fast-paced high-tech environment. This is a unique opportunity to get an in-depth view of being in- house counsel at a high-growth industry – auto-tech, while rolling up your sleeves to pitch in on cutting-edge legal issues. The ideal candidate is passionate about the law, eager to learn new issues, enthusiastic to work with our business teams, ready to work hard in an exciting, in fast-paced environment.

Full-time. This is a contract/temp position. Hourly pay DOE

Specific Skills /Experience Desired: 

  • J.D. Degree from accredited law school, good academic credentials.  Membership in CA Bar 

  • Some Experience in house / corporate environment (licensing, IP, general contracts)

  • Contract review/drafting, some technology licensing experience. 

  • Legal research legal issues.

  • Self-starter, resourceful, diligent work ethics and detailed oriented.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and verbal) that are clear, solution-oriented manner that provides timely status and information to your manager and the product team leaders you would support.

  • A strong desire to solve problems, with a balanced focus on both legal and business concerns, and great decision-making skills.

  • Enthusiasm for positive and respectful relationships internally and externally.

  • A pro-active, can-do attitude, good communication skills.

  • Capacity to work independently, as well as part of a team.

About MBRDNA.  Embedded in a worldwide network, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, and Long Beach, California, the focus is on Powertrain including eDrive Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division. The team in Seattle powers the Cloud for Mercedes globally. The Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad, California completes the picture. Together, all the developers, technicians, engineers and designers take on the challenges of creating the next mobility innovation for Mercedes-Benz customers around the world. They’re inspired by the newest trends, find the best solutions for the customer, develop the latest and greatest technologies and create the next generation of connected, safe, sustainable and luxurious vehicles.

Please submit resume / contact: Maddie Mora-Quillopo at