Senior Product Counsel

San Francisco
Dec 06, 2023
Dec 12, 2023
Contract Type

Patreon is the best place for creators to build exclusive content and community for their fans. We enable creators (podcasters, writers, musicians, illustrators, etc) to connect with their fans directly and make money from their creative work. Creators can sell one–off items from their own shops or offer recurring monthly memberships with exclusive access to their work.

There are over 250,000 active creators earning on Patreon and over 10 million members. Our goal has always been to help creators achieve financial freedom doing what they love – and we're leaders in the space, with over $3.5 billion earned by creators on our platform. We're continuing to invest heavily in building the most talented team in the Creator Economy and are looking for a Product Counsel to support our mission. (The title for this role will adjust along with the experience level of the associated successful candidate)

This role is based in San Francisco or New York and open to those who are able to be in–office 2 days per week on a hybrid work model.

About the Role

  • Partner closely with our Engineering, Product, and Design teams and help them make active, informed decisions about legal risks by advising them throughout the product development life cycle: from the conception of a product idea through iterating on that opportunity, developing requirements to address it, implementing a technical design to make it a reality, formulating a plan to launch it, and beyond.

  • Build deep relationships across the company, including with Compliance, Policy, Trust & Safety, Payment Ops, and Tax.

  • Help drive responses to regulatory audits/inquiries.

  • Create scalable processes to enable Patreon to move with urgency while reducing systemic risk.

About You

  • Passion for and interest in Patreon and our mission.

  • 5+ years of experience in product counseling at a firm or in–house, with in–house experience counseling engineering, product, and design teams highly valued.

  • Experience advising clients in at least one legal area we address on a daily basis – such as consumer protection, content regulation, intellectual property, payments, and/or privacy and data protection – an excitement to learn the rest, and a desire to counsel all aspects of a given product, not only those directly related to particular legal issues.

  • Comfort with defining nuanced, go–forward regulatory positions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to effectively communicate across departments and at all levels.

  • Strong work ethic and ability to be productive and successful in a fast–paced work environment.

  • Bar admission or equivalent and in good standing to practice law in your relevant jurisdiction.

About Patreon

Patreon powers creators to do what they love and get paid by the people who love what they do. Our team is passionate about making this mission and our core values come to life every day in our work. Through this work, our Patronauts:

  • Put Creators First They're the reason we're here. When creators win, we win.

  • Build with Craft We sign our name to every deliverable, just like the creators we serve.

  • Make it Happen We don't quit. We learn and deliver.

  • Win Together We grow as individuals. We win as a team.

We hire talented and passionate people from different backgrounds across the organization. If you're excited about a role but your past experience doesn't match with every bullet point outlined above, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. If you're a creator at heart, are energized by our mission, and share our company values, we'd love to hear from you.

Patreon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Patreon offers a competitive benefits package including and not limited to salary, equity plans, healthcare, unlimited paid time off, company holidays and recharge days, commuter benefits, lifestyle stipends, learning and development stipends, patronage, parental leave, and 401k plan with matching.

The posted range represents the expected salary range for this job requisition and does not include any other potential components of the compensation package, benefits and perks previously outlined. Ultimately, in determining pay, we'll consider your experience, leveling, location and other job–related factors.