Regulatory Affairs Attorney Job at National Automobile Dealers Association, Tysons, VA

  • National Automobile Dealers Association
  • Tysons, VA

Job Description

Are you a legal professional with a passion for regulatory law and advocacy? Are you eager to make a meaningful impact in the automotive industry? Look no further! NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) is seeking a dynamic staff attorney to join our team as a Regulatory Affairs Attorney.

This is a full-time on-site position with a healthy work culture, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Duties require some travel, comprising up to 10% of the role.

The Regulatory Affairs Attorney is a perfect role for someone interested in advocating for the interests of Auto Dealers to the White House and federal administrative agencies. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze proposed federal rules' impact on members (franchise dealers) and write advocacy comments to federal agencies advocating for the interests of our members.
  • Develop and manage relationships with federal agency officials, trade associations, and industry partners, and collaborate closely with public affairs and legislative groups to advance and develop NADA policy.
  • Manage NADA initiatives, conduct educational webinars/seminars, and oversee website compliance materials for our members related to federal regulations.
  • Develop expertise in assigned regulatory areas.
  • Support departmental research and projects, including monitoring policy and date trends affecting dealers.


Required Job Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school required .
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in regulatory law required , preferably with a focus on federal regulations (CFRs).
  • Membership in good standing in the bar of at least one U.S. state or the District of Columbia is required.
  • Experience tracking, analyzing, and drafting comments on federal regulations, preferably related to EPA and/or NHTSA. 
  • Collaborative mindset with a passion for advocacy and education.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Background in environment and/or safety regulations is highly desirable.
  • Experience in drafting comments or working for a federal agency is a plus.

If you're ready to leverage your legal skills to advocate for the automotive industry and champion the interests of our members, apply now and become a vital part of our team at NADA!

To be considered for this position, please submit an application on our ATS () and a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and passion for regulatory affairs.

This position will remain open until filled. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa. 

NADA is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspective and lived experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy and lactation), sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

About National Automobile Dealers Association:

For more than 100 years, the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has been the national voice of franchised new-car dealerships, their employees and their customers.Founded in 1917 when 30 dealers came to Washington to successfully oppose a luxury tax on vehicles, NADA continues to work on behalf of its 16,000+ members with all branches of government, car and truck manufacturers, the media and the public.

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