Legal Counsel - Product Counsel

DeepMindMountain View, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

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The Google DeepMind legal team is looking for an adept and enthusiastic Legal Counsel to partner with our product and research teams to help advise on legal issues relevant to developing and releasing AI research and products. You will also work with different parts of the business, to make sure we are prepared for forthcoming regulatory changes that may impact our technology as well as helping to advise on processes for informing and developing legislative changes in AI across the jurisdictions in which we operate. Finally, you will collaborate with other members of the legal team and with outside counsel when needed.

About Us

We’re a dedicated scientific community, committed to “solving intelligence” and ensuring our technology is used for widespread public benefit! We’ve built a supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration is encouraged and learning is shared freely. We don’t set limits based on what others think is possible or impossible. We drive ourselves and inspire each other to push boundaries and achieve ambitious goals.

We constantly iterate on our workplace experience with the goal of ensuring it encourages a balanced life. From excellent office facilities through to extensive manager support, we strive to support our people and their needs as effectively as possible.

Our list of benefits is extensive, and we’re happy to discuss this further throughout the interview process!

The Role

  • Partnering with product and research teams to design and implement best practices in areas such as data ingestion, privacy, competition and security.
  • Advising senior management on risks associated with product launches and AI research direction and presenting options to mitigate or eliminate those risks.
  • Working with the public policy team to establish and refine external advocacy positions around key products, research and topics.
  • Considering existing and forthcoming regulatory regimes for AI technology and advising on implications for Google DeepMind research and products, and associated compliance. Engaging with external stakeholders around these areas as needed.
  • Identify and advise on legal considerations around data and dataset usage (e.g. IP, licensing, privacy, policy, and governance considerations).
  • Working with commercial lawyers to ensure that commercial deals take account of relevant risks pertaining to individual products and research, where relevant.
  • Collaborating with and advising multiple cross functional groups including Marketing, Comms, Security and Responsibility teams.

About You

  • You are very organised, accustomed to working at a fast pace and juggling many different tasks. You are proactive, taking the initiative when needed.
  • You are adept at balancing legal, cultural and business demands and produce practical, solution-focused advice.
  • You relish the chance to be part of something extraordinary and the opportunity to make a real difference.
  • You enjoy variety and have a get-stuck-in mentality - no task is too big or too small.
  • You have experience advising on a range of commercial matters with a good understanding of intellectual property and privacy issues.
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You are experienced partnering with senior stakeholders on sophisticated legal issues or matters of strategic significance, and instil trust with everyone you interact with.
  • You are resourceful and enjoy managing your own work and projects.
  • You enjoy operating independently but love being part of a highly supportive and collaborative team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in private practice and/or an in-house team.
  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales or US.

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior in-house experience working within legal teams at a technology company and/or within government.
  • Interest or experience in innovative technology, including in the field of artificial intelligence research or deployment of machine learning systems.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is between $217,000 - $321,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your targeted location during the hiring process. 

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