Senior Counsel, NHTSA & Product Safety

December 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary Range: $ 126,456.00 - $ 211,095
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About Fisker Inc.

California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to become the No. 1 e-mobility service provider with the world's most sustainable vehicles. To learn more, visit www. – and enjoy exclusive content across Fisker's social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Download the revolutionary new Fisker mobile app from the App Store or Google Play store.

Company Overview

Fisker Inc. is a design led pioneering mobility technology company researching, developing, and producing next generation electrically powered vehicles. As the electrification revolution begins to infiltrate the automotive industry, Fisker is focused on delivering advanced smart solutions across the electrification ecosystem from charging to battery technology, powertrain, and connected vehicle functionality. Strong product design is at our core where distinctive, emotional yet cost-effective style meet the latest in cutting edge technology.

Role Overview

Fisker Inc. is currently seeking a Senior Counsel, NHTSA and Product Safety to join our Legal team! This attorney will report to the VP of Legal for Commercial Affairs. The NHTSA and Regulatory Counsel is responsible for issues involving the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), quality, and product safety issues.


  • Provide legal advice to the Product Teams regarding safety components, new technologies and products during all phases of development, advice on safety laws, regulations, and policies applicable to battery operated vehicles.

  • Cross team with various Fisker teams, including Homologation, Legal, Strategy, Engineering, ADAS and others to ensure not only compliance but the methods by which Fisker can proactively utilize laws and regulations to support EV and AV proliferation.

  • Advise on compliance with the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, NHTSA regulations, TREAD Act reporting, and recall and field action implementation.

  • Represent Fisker before federal and state administrative agencies in technical meetings, investigations, and enforcement matters.

  • Devise and conduct training programs for Fisker employees related to safety regulations and reporting.

  • Work with Fisker government relations and public-policy personnel to advise the company on proposed motor vehicle safety laws and regulations and assist in the preparation of Fisker and industry comments in federal and state rulemaking proceedings.

  • Review and comment on technical publications, owner's manuals, and other customer-facing materials from a regulatory perspective

  • Monitor and interpret legislative, regulatory, administrative, and judicial developments that may have an impact on product development, manufacture, and performance requirements.

  • Perform special projects and demonstrate leadership ability on a wide range of issues.

  • Basic Qualifications / Knowledge / Experience

  • Juris Doctor degree with from an ABA accredited law school.

  • Familiarity with the following areas of law: Motor Vehicle Safety, product liability, product quality, and product safety.

  • Experience representing corporations to a variety of governmental authorities.

  • 8 to 10+ years of regulatory experience in government, corporate in-house and/or a with a large firm dealing with laws and regulations impacting the automotive industry.

  • Familiarity with transportation legal and regulatory issues

  • Thorough understanding of transportation policy and regulatory processes

  • Proven track record of working autonomously in a fast-paced and dynamic atmosphere with the ability to work cooperatively with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders both internally and externally

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task on diverse issues simultaneously

  • Familiarity with more than a single country's laws and regulations impacting the EV industry and experience in working with multiple jurisdiction regulatory agencies (e.g., U.S., Europe, China) a plus.

  • Direct experience addressing electric vehicle quality, product integrity, or external investigations (e.g., crash investigations) at a federal or international level.

  • Prior experience working in the automotive industry in legal or engineering.

  • Demonstrated capability in multiple regulatory disciplines (e.g., USDOT, NHTSA, IIHS, EPA, FCC, FTC).

  • Direct experience with a technology startup organization.

  • Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Drive for Results : Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and uncertainty.

  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.

  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way

  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.

  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.

  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.

  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.

  • Expected Salary Range: $ 126,456.00 - $ 211,095.60

    Additional compensation: Salary is one part of total compensation which includes bonuses, equity awards as applicable, and benefits. An employee is eligible to participate in Fisker's equity program, subject to the rules governing such programs.

    Benefits: Fisker provides comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, and disability insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Fisker covers most of the premiums for employees.

    The salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors including market location, job-related knowledge, education/training, certifications, key skills, experience, internal peer equity as well as business considerations. Fisker reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position within the salary range listed, taking into account the wide variety of factors listed above.

    Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.



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