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Bird is a shared electric scooter company.

Corporate Counsel, Product and Privacy
United States of America
Job Description / Skills Required

Bird is a global team guided by a shared vision: to make cities more livable through safe, sustainable electric mobility. From our first e-scooter ride in 2017 to the thousands of rides taking place every day, our passionate team and award winning custom vehicles have helped riders complete hundreds of millions of carbon-free trips in more than 250 cities around the world. And we're just getting started.

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Manager, with experience in Government Partnerships, relationship building and sales, to help build and run a team of Account Managers, which will manage city relationships. This role is incredibly innovative and crucial to the growth of the company, will report to the Head of EMEA Global Policy and will work closely with leadership. 


  • Partner closely with our product, engineering, marketing, information security and compliance organizations to provide subject matter expertise on a broad range of legal issues, with specific attention to data privacy and protection and compliance with a broad range of laws and regulations.
  • Lead efforts to build out an overall privacy compliance framework, including developing and maintaining global privacy programs and policies, notices and other documentation, and performing multi-jurisdictional privacy impact assessments to assist with strategy and design.
  • Advise and work closely with our information security and compliance teams with respect to data privacy and data protection measures, including collaborating with the security team in connection with our public company transition and SOX compliance.
  • Monitor and educate stakeholders on regulatory and industry developments, including trends in data privacy and data security laws and regulations (including CCPA/CPRA, GDPR and draft US and EU regulations, such as the ePrivacy Regulation and Digital Services Act) and enforcement.
  • Partner with the Corporate and Commercial legal team in contract negotiations, including supporting the drafting and negotiation of adequate product-related agreements, and privacy and data protection assurances and addenda.
  • Oversee intellectual property portfolio, assist the company to identify patentable inventions and other assets, develop data licensing strategy, and provide guidance regarding open source usage.
  • Advise on a broad range of issues related to platform liability, API integrations, payments, e-commerce, manufacturing, accessibility, environmental, import-export, consumer protection, advertising and telecommunications laws.


  • 5+ years of relevant experience at a large law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Demonstrated experience designing global privacy and data security compliance programs, policies and processes to meet legal requirements (including GDPR) and advising on responses to data incidents or breaches.
  • Deep knowledge of consumer protection, marketing and intellectual property laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cross-functional relationships and project manage teams, including internal stakeholders and outside counsel.
  • Ability to proactively analyze risks and provide pragmatic, business-minded advice and recommendations to thoughtfully drive Bird’s continued growth.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative, with a passion to understand our products, business model and culture.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, drafting and negotiation skills.
  • JD from a well regarded law school.


  • Member in good standing of at least one State bar required (California preferred)

Culture at Bird

We're an ambitious, smart and open-minded team that is passionate about our mission. Each day is unlike the last, as we’re constantly moving forward, challenging each other, and working together to create the future of micro-mobility.

Perks up

We want people to succeed at Bird, so we give our teams plenty of time off to relax and recharge. We also offer a WFH monthly stipend, a wellness allowance, and more. Plus, a new resource to help support personal and professional developments—all the goods needed to move on our mission together.

Bird is the world

Bird stands for a culture of inclusion. We celebrate different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives —encouraging everyone to bring their authentic selves to work. We have a diverse environment that empowers our team to feel comfortable when they voice their opinions. For these reasons and more Bird is a proud equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome everyone regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics, and we are dedicated to providing an inclusive, open, and diverse work environment. 

Sound like a place you’d like to work? Sweet. Let’s chat.