James Chen

Serving as Vice President of Public Policy, James “Jim” Chen is responsible for all public policy issues, regulatory compliance and government relations at Rivian Automotive, LLC.

Prior to joining Rivian, Jim spent nearly six years at Tesla, Inc. as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Deputy General Counsel. Between Tesla and Rivian, Jim served as Vice President and General Counsel for two other start up electric vehicle companies.

Jim came to the alternative transportation space from over two decades as a
Washington, D.C. environmental regulatory attorney first in government and then private practice. Jim is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University – School of Law and
has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.