QualificationsProject managementIntellectual property lawLegal draftingPatent lawDoctor of Law
JD or equivalent degree.
Admitted to bar and 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.
3 years of experience structuring, drafting, and discussing a variety commercial agreements (e.g., intellectual property licensing, development, supply, retail and marketing agreements, etc.).
Experience in transactions work and related agreement project management.
Experience in delivering/performing in a fast-paced environments.
Experience structuring, drafting, and discussing a diverse range of commercial agreements (e.g., intellectual property licensing, development, supply, retail, and marketing agreements, etc.).
Ability to work and communicate across different business functions (e.g., product, engineering, supply chain, marketing, finance, compliance, HR, etc.) and lines of business (e.g., sales channels, developer program, international markets, etc.).
Ability to communicate with executive legal and business representatives of contracting parties.
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.
The Google Devices and Services Organization is a team focused on Google consumer hardware products, including mobile, Nest products, Google Home, Google WiFi, Chromecast, speakers, computers, gaming, accessories, and more.
In this role, you will support the Supply Chain and Engineering organizations within the Devices and Services Product Area (DSPA). You will work with the product, business, and cross-functional teams in strategizing on, drafting, and discussing a variety of complex commercial transactions. Agreements in scope include hardware and software development and support agreements, hardware supply chain and component sourcing agreements, gaming agreements, services agreements, inbound services agreements and statements of work.
20th century laws don’t always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for working with 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 address 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.
Perform legal analysis, complete complex legal assignments independently, respond promptly to legal requests from clients and legal colleagues, and summarize/communicate legal concepts and potential courses of action that can be taken.
Structure, draft, and discuss commercial transactions, and intellectual property licenses/agreements on a daily basis, ensuring agreements comply with company policy and risk tolerance.
Advise on legal/commercial issues and options across all business/company functions.
Advise clients on risks and options, complex agreement structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP, and business strategy.
Ensure agreements comply with company policy and risk tolerance and support the continue improvement/scale of standard form agreements, legal process, agreement processes, and company policies.
Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.