Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California since 1995, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the E-Mobility Group helps to shape the future of the North American market for hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.


Here at MBRDNA, we are looking for talented, energetic, and committed individuals to join our diverse team. Our employees are the key to our success, and we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential. We proudly continue the pioneering work initiated by founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz over 125 years ago.



Job Introduction: (Primary purpose of this position)         

This position continues the on-going development of a technical compliance organization within MBRDNA. This position also cooperates closely with technical compliance efforts across affiliated entities in NAFTA, as well as the technical compliance team at Daimler AG (IL/P). The position uses external legal and engineering expertise as needed. Most significantly, the position is expected to contribute to the successful performance of MBRDNA by providing sound legal advice regarding vehicle compliance and regulatory matters facing the Company. The position will be a legal support for line functions in the execution of their technical compliance responsibilities.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

• Responsible for legal matters relating to the implementation of the technical compliance management system (tCMS) for all NAFTA entities.
• Will assist in running the legal and regulatory competence center for NAFTA regarding Safety, Emissions, and Vehicle Compliance. 
• The position will also provide legal guidance regarding CASE New Technologies (Connected, Autonomous Driving, Shared Vehicles and Electric).
• In addition, this position coordinates and executes enforcement activities at MBRDNA, and along with MBRDNA’s Regulatory and Government Compliance, builds up and co-leads the MBRDNA technical compliance team based in Long Beach, CA





  • Minimum level of
    education required and required field of study: 

    Master of Laws / Juris Doctorate Degree
    from a United States Law School. 

  • Minimum skills
    required : 

    •At least eight (8) years of
    experience in professional roles with focus on legal and regulatory compliance
    •Prior automotive experience or similar industries is considered a plus factor
    as is experience working for international companies or an international law
    •Proven track record of working closely with internal and external business

  • Will accept
    equivalent work experience in lieu of formal education


  • Combination of
    Degree and Years of experience acceptable (minimum) :      

    Bachelors + 12 yrs / Masters + 8 yrs / PhD + 5 yrs

  • Other licenses or
    certifications required :

Admitted to
practice law in at least one US Jurisdiction and eligible to practice under
Rule 9.46 of the California Rules of Court.

Preferred Qualifications:
Skills in the German language would be an asset but are not required.



 : Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. 

Primary Location

 : United States of America-California-Long Beach