Google

Associate Product Counsel, User Privacy Controls

Google

July 22, 2021

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location for this position from the following: Mountain View, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA
Minimum qualifications:
  • JD or equivalent degree.
  • 3 years of attorney-level experience in a law firm or in-house legal department.
  • Admitted to the bar and in good standing or otherwise authorized to practice law (e.g., have registered in-house status) in the state in which the position is located.

Preferred qualifications:
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a law firm or as an in-house attorney at a technology company.
  • Experience advising clients in all aspects of product development, with a specific focus on compliance with data privacy laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage fluently with both technical matters and user-facing product design.
  • Ability to be strategic and detail-oriented, pragmatically calibrate risk, and develop solutions in line with Google’s global principles and bold objectives.
  • Exceptional collaboration skills and a demonstrated ability to navigate difficult issues and multiple stakeholders.
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 User Privacy Controls and UX legal team provides product counseling support for privacy-related initiatives spanning Google Search, Assistant, and Maps, with a particular focus on user controls and data handling. We seek to combine user insights, product sense, and infrastructural knowledge to assess global legal risks for proposed launches, help clients navigate novel legal challenges, and support compliance efforts, all with the aim of providing helpful products to our users that meet or exceed their expectations and those of the societies where we operate.
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.
Responsibilities
  • Advise on user data and privacy controls that operate across Search, Assistant, and Maps, as well as related initiatives.
  • Focus on data privacy and consent for our billions of users, including storage policies.
  • Collaborate closely across Google Legal, including with privacy counsel and the Search, Assistant, and Geo product counsel teams.
  • Help Google understand its users' needs around privacy and products more generally.
  • Partner with the teams that manage and access user data, including owners of our logging systems.
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 this form.