Associate Commercial/Product Counsel, Jigsaw

New York, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Business Development, intellectual Properly Matters, Contract Exp.: 3 - 5 Years
Minimum qualifications:
  • JD degree.
  • 3 years of attorney work experience in business development, intellectual properly matters and contract law.
  • Must be admitted to the bar in which the role is located in and are in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status) in the state in which the role is located.

Preferred qualifications:
  • 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience advising internal product managers and engineering clients.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and good judgment in managing legal risks that allow teams operating in a start-up mode to quickly launch and iterate products.

About the job
  • As Corporate Counsel at Google, you work on the most exciting legal issues as disruptive technological innovations require creative and proactive legal guidance. You're part of a whip-smart group of in-house lawyers and the projects and cases you take on challenge you to think big and differently. You are collaborative -- ready to partner in initiatives that influence all aspects of the business and work with Googlers from all over the company. As an integrated part of the team, you proactively assess legal risks and advise on products that will not only move information into the 21st century, but move information law forward as well.
  • Jigsaw is Google’s internal business unit supporting innovation in society and politics. It is part think tank and part tech incubator, with a mission to build technology to make the world safer. Jigsaw has multiple R&D and product teams tackling a range of global security challenges including defending against digital attacks, mitigating the rise of online hate and harassment, countering online extremism, and fighting censorship.
  • You’ll work directly with R&D and Product teams, guiding them on legal and regulatory risks across the globe and negotiating agreements with suppliers, partners, NGOs and others.
  • 20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

  • Advise the Jigsaw R&D and product teams, and the Jigsaw management team, on legal issues involving a wide spectrum of product areas to be launched in the US and abroad, from the initial stages of product development to launch.
  • Ensure compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations dealing with, amongst other things, intellectual property, content regulation, consumer protection and advertising.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements, including intellectual property licenses, technology co-development agreements, inbound services agreements, purchase agreements, and supply chain and manufacturing agreements for Google’s most cutting edge technologies.
  • Develop and maintain a repository of legal resources that are required for products, such as terms of service, privacy notices and other disclosures.
  • Liaise effectively and collaboratively with multiple legal subject matter experts, and cross-functional teams throughout Google.

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