Commercial Counsel

Los Angeles
Dec 07, 2023
Dec 15, 2023
Contract Type

Los Angeles Regular Corporate Function / Support – Legal Job ID: A238693


TikTok is the leading destination for short–form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.Why Join UsCreation is the core of TikTok's purpose. Our platform is built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make TikTok possible.Together, we inspire creativity and bring joy – a mission we all believe in and aim towards achieving every day.To us, every challenge, no matter how difficult, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.At TikTok, we create together and grow together. That's how we drive impact – for ourselves, our company, and the communities we serve.Join us.About the teamThe US Commercial, IP & Law Enforcement Legal Team (the "Team") is a member of the AMS legal team covering the Americas region, primarily covering TikTok and supporting other products and services. The Team provides key commercial and intellectual property legal support for all TikTok's innovative initiatives, state–of–the–art products, and integrated platforms servicing our global video and other markets. We are organized into six functional verticals: content, corporate services, distribution, functional services, intellectual property, and B2C marketing. We help our business, product, and functional teams enable their vision by providing integrated legal guidance and support. The Team is growing fast and is seeking highly experienced, bright and capable legal professionals to join us. We need an experienced commercial counsel who can handle commercial work and counseling across many of our verticals. The following describes the responsibilities and requirements for the role.Responsibilities:– Provide strategic counsel on a broad range of initiatives and draft and negotiate a broad range of commercial agreements in many of our product verticals for both TikTok and other products and services such as Pico, CapCut, Lemon8, SoundOn, etc.– The appropriate candidate will have the opportunity to support our intellectual property subject matter vertical.– Work cross–functionally with business and legal colleagues locally (US, AMS–wide) and worldwide to support the global businesses of TikTok.– Support senior members of the team on multiple verticals as requested, but primary support will be for distribution and product partnerships, content and marketing.


– At least 7 years of experience in media, entertainment, marketing, distribution and/or technology matters–A track record of closing challenging deals and advising in digital subject matter.– Confident, ownership–styled personality, who is comfortable in uncertainty, high work volumes, and demanding client stakeholders.– Bachelor's degree plus a Juris Doctorate from an ABA–accredited law schoolTikTok is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At TikTok, our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.TikTok is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment processes for candidates with disabilities, pregnancy, sincerely held religious beliefs or other reasons protected by applicable laws. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please reach out to us at .

Job Information

The base salary range for this position in the selected city is $180500 – $303240 annually.

Compensation may vary outside of this range depending on a number of factors, including a candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies and experience, and location. Base pay is one part of the Total Package that is provided to compensate and recognize employees for their work, and this role may be eligible for additional discretionary bonuses/incentives, and restricted stock units.

Our company benefits are designed to convey company culture and values, to create an efficient and inspiring work environment, and to support our employees to give their best in both work and life. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

We cover 100% premium coverage for employee medical insurance, approximately 75% premium coverage for dependents and offer a Health Savings Account(HSA) with a company match. As well as Dental, Vision, Short/Long term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life and AD&D insurance plans. In addition to Flexible Spending Account(FSA) Options like Health Care, Limited Purpose and Dependent Care.

Our time off and leave plans are: 10 paid holidays per year plus 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated upon hire and increased by tenure) and 10 paid sick days per year as well as 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.

We also provide generous benefits like mental and emotional health benefits through our EAP and Lyra. A 401K company match, gym and cellphone service reimbursements. The Company reserves the right to modify or change these benefits programs at any time, with or without notice.