Commercial Counsel, Android, Google Play

Google Inc.
Nov 17, 2023
Nov 28, 2023
Contract Type

corporate_fare Google place Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Chicago, IL, USA ; +4 more


info_outline X Info Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington D.C., DC, USA; Austin, TX, USA. Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington D.C., DC, USA; Austin, TX, USA.

  • 7 years of experience with attorney–level in a law firm/in–house legal department.
  • Experience advising clients in structuring commercial transactions and commercial agreements.
  • Admitted to the bar in position location and in good standing to practice law.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience drafting services agreements, distribution agreements, licenses, and intellectual property agreements.
  • Experience advising clients in structuring complex commercial transactions.
  • Knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of the AR/VR industry.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under tight deadlines.
  • 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.

Android Play Business Legal supports Google's platforms and ecosystems for its business. Android's open platform has created a community of manufacturers and developers that reach a global audience with their devices and apps. This has expanded beyond phones to tablets, cars, watches, TVs, and more. The Android Verticals team advises on or supports a range of novel legal matters such as key joint development, licensing, and/or strategic distribution agreements with OEMs, SoCs, carriers, developers, content providers and creators, and marketing or inbound service agreements. As we support more nascent verticals within the Android ecosystem, we work with the core Android team to align on policies/strategy across products.

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 $217,000–$318,000 + 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 for new hire 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 .

  • Review, draft, and manage licenses and intellectual property agreements on a daily basis.
  • Manage agreements that comply with company policies and risk tolerance.
  • Respond promptly to legal requests from Licensing, Business Development, Marketing and other clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that business people can use.
  • Advise business clients, Finance, and other company colleagues on the legal issues and risks, approval processes, company policies and procedures, IP, and business strategy.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes.

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