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Product Counsel, YouTube

$224,000- $319,000
Posted Jul 02
Full Time
San Bruno, California

This role may also be located in our Playa Vista, CA campus.

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA . Minimum qualifications:

  • JD, LL.B., equivalent degree, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 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.
  • 7 years of attorney-level experience in government, in-house, or at a law firm.
  • Experience in content regulation, privacy, media, communications, copyright or agreement law, as well as litigation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience advising regulated industries involving enforcement of laws, or engagement with law enforcement or regulatory agencies, regarding digital content.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, cohesively, and strategically.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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.

In this role, you will help develop and implement legal approaches and policies for YouTube, helping product and operations teams make decisions based upon legal judgment. You'll work with the YouTube Product, Engineering, Compliance, and Trust and Safety teams, and collaborate with Partner teams across Alphabet to help launch products and policies that comply with laws from around the world, with an emphasis on responsibility efforts covering content regulation, privacy, copyright, legal removals, Generative AI, and consumer protection issues. You'll also support colleagues in legal, operations, government relations and public relations on a range of product matters. This includes collaborating with lawyers around the world on critical matters, including litigation and regulatory 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.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $224,000-$319,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google .


  • Provide legal advice on YouTube's efforts to foster a responsible and open platform, including initiatives related to content moderation, election integrity, harmful misinformation and borderline material, news, health information, and preventing bias.
  • Provide legal advice to teams from Engineering, Product Management, Advertising Sales, Marketing, and Communications from the initial stages of product development to launch.
  • Provide legal support for YouTube's regulatory compliance obligations, domestic and international, across multiple areas including content regulation, consumer protection, privacy, copyright.
  • Collaborate with YouTube’s Public Policy and Trust and Safety teams, and across Alphabet on policy development regarding content regulation, consumer protection, privacy, copyright, and other emerging areas of law applicable to digital content.
  • Develop expertise in global content regulations and collaborate with other product counsel to advise cross-functional teams on the impact of these laws for YouTube.

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 .