Work at a Portfolio Company

Deputy General Counsel, Product & Privacy

Adept AI

Adept AI

Product, Legal
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Adept's mission is to build Useful General Intelligence. We are solving open problems in AI in order to train models that can do arbitrary things on a computer, and we are solving open product problems in order to package these models into a form factor that best enhances human experience and performance.

We’ve recently raised a $350M Series B led by General Catalyst and Spark, on top of a $65M Series A in 2022 with Addition and Greylock. We’re fortunate to be supported by amazing firms and angels such as Chris Re, Andrej Karpathy, Root Ventures, Howie Liu, Dara Khosrowshahi, and others, and were recently highlighted by Forbes. Adept is backed by a coalition of strategic partners, including Atlassian, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Workday.

We're looking for passionate team members who want to swing for the fences to accomplish our mission, are excited by a startup environment where the hardest problems are yet to be solved, and are eager to learn and collaborate together in our San Francisco office.

For more information, check out our blog!

Key Responsibilities

  • Product Legal Oversight: work with the product development team from conception to launch. Review and advise on product features, architecture, and data usage to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Privacy Compliance: lead efforts to ensure compliance with global data protection and privacy laws, including CCPA and GDPR. Conduct privacy impact assessments.
  • Contract Negotiation: draft, review, and negotiate a variety of contracts, including terms of service, customer license agreements, and data processing agreements.
  • Security: collaborate with infosec team to support security policy compliance, incident response planning, and data breach notification procedures.
  • Regulatory Landscape: take the lead on monitoring the rapidly evolving landscape of privacy, security, and IP frameworks and regulations for AI products.


  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and active bar membership.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience practicing law, with a focus on technology, product, and privacy law.
  • Expertise in privacy regulations and experience implementing privacy compliance programs.
  • Strong understanding of AI and technology product development.
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and navigate complex legal challenges.
  • Prior experience at a technology startup or in-house legal department.

The pay range for this position in California is $225,000- $260,000yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, candidate location, and experience. We also offer competitive equity packages in the form of stock options and a comprehensive benefits plan

Our benefits

  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage - 100% for employees
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Unlimited vacation time for exempt employees
  • 4 remote weeks per year - work from anywhere
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Daily meals for those in our comfortable SF office
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dog friendly
Adept is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited about candidates who will raise the bar of our team, regardless of specific experiences -- we encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.