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  • Franklin, TN
  • Nissan USA

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Senior Regulatory Compliance Counsel

Nissan North America Inc • Franklin, TN

Posted 8 days ago

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Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts, Manufacturing, Sales - Marketing
Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing


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Job Description

Senior Regulatory Compliance Counsel

Government and Affairs

Site / Location of Position
US - Franklin, TN

Legal Entity
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA)

Posting Description
Nissan is a global company driven by the accomplishments of our employees. We find pride in our continued commitment to diversity and an exciting lineup of vehicles. Simply put, we are at the intersection of people, transportation, and the environment which keeps us at the forefront of innovation. We're currently looking for a Senior Regulatory Compliance Counsel to join our team in Franklin, TN.


Nissan is searching for an attorney with experience in environmental permitting, worker health and safety compliance, as well as vehicle emissions and safety compliance. The ideal candidate will have direct experience in one or both of the following: (1) advising on vehicle emissions and safety regulations; and/or (2) advising on environmental compliance (stationary source regulations), worker health and safety. Significant law firm or Federal or State regulatory agency experience is required. In-house counsel experienced is strongly preferred. Familiarity with EPA, CARB, NHTSA, OSHA, and HAZMAT regulatory schemes is strongly preferred. Must be a solution oriented team player who is very comfortable working closely with engineers in a dynamic, cross-cultural environment. The role requires frequent communication with overseas clients.

  • Advise on new and in-use vehicle emissions and on-board diagnostics regulatory compliance, including GHG, CAFE and CARB regulations.
  • Advise on internal product quality investigations and, if warranted, on every aspect of implementing appropriate field actions, including recalls.
  • Advise on government inquiries and investigations and help the company provide clear, robust, timely, and transparent responses to the regulators.
  • Provide direct oversight of compliance with certain aspects of TREAD Early Warning Reporting requirements.
  • Advise on all stationary source environmental matters [permitting, emissions (air, water, waste), spills, and reporting] for manufacturing facilities.
  • Advise on worker health and safety including State and Federal OSHA compliance and hazardous materials compliance.
  • Advise global research and development, total customer satisfaction, and manufacturing clients on regulatory compliance.
  • Provide preventative education and training to global research and development,TCS, and manufacturing clients.
  • Prepare correspondence, legal memoranda, and written reports to management.
  • Participate in global and regional initiatives as valued member of company functional teams.
  • Make proactive contributions that maximize departmental efficiencies and simplify processes.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: vehicle emissions and safety compliance, as well as manufacturing-related environmental regulations.
  • 7+ years of legal experience, including experience in relevant practice area or equivalent.
  • Specific experience with advising on EPA, CARB, NHTSA, OSHA, and DOT matters is strongly preferred.
  • Advising on recalls and regulations involving consumer products is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience, with an Automotive OEM is preferable.
  • JD degree from ABA accredited law school; member of bar in state of practice; eligibility for admission to TN Bar.
  • Occasional day or overnight travel, including international travel.
Welcome to an open lane of possibility. Put yourself in the driver's seat and apply today.

All of us at Nissan - regardless of functional area or expertise - share a passion to design, manufacture and sell high-performance, fun to drive vehicles. Nissan is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all. Applicants will be considered for all positions regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time
Job ID: 1217466
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