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Discord is looking for an exceptional Senior Counsel, Commercial & Marketing to join our growing legal team. This is a high-impact role at one of the most interesting companies on the planet!

As a Senior Counsel, you'll be an agile, problem-solving commercial generalist who also has a good sense of marketing laws. You will draft and negotiate agreements to support various functions across the company, including marketing, procurement, and business development. You will provide strategic and sound legal advice on partnerships, marketing initiatives, technology integrations, and IP licensing. In this role, you'll get to work closely with some super inspiring people, including our Privacy, Policy, Business Development, Finance, Marketing, and Product teams.

Reporting to our Managing Counsel, you’ll be capable of handling complex matters independently and also have ideas for how the company can work smarter, more collaboratively, and more efficiently. Drawing on past experience, you will know how to move forward complex projects with multiple cross-functional stakeholders. In this role, you will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on how the Legal team and the company grow.

If this sounds like a fun challenge, please read on...

What You’ll Do:

  • Structure and help negotiate business development deals with partners

  • Review marketing programs and initiatives and advise on best practices

  • Issue spot and provide practical advice to help the business make informed decisions about risk

  • Develop standard forms, fallbacks, and processes that allow for scale and optionality

  • Develop new policies and programs as we expand our operations across the US and into Europe and other regions

  • Develop training and mentor others on legal issues, contracting, and risk management.

  • Manage outside counsel resources

What You Should Have:

  • JD from an accredited law school

  • Admission to the California Bar or eligible to register as in-house counsel with the California Bar

  • 8+ years combined experience at a well-respected law firm or in-house legal department

  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex deals and working with cross functional stakeholders, including product, privacy, and finance.

  • Foundation in technology transactions with a willingness to get creative on deal terms when that's necessary to improve our business goals

  • Familiarity with US and international privacy principles

  • Experience in advising marketing teams and reviewing marketing materials

  • Open mind and curiosity to navigate new challenges and pivot to new product areas as needed.

  • Ability to work collaboratively, independently, and strategically with clients of varying degrees of deal experience.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging

Bonus Points:

  • In-house legal department experience with a consumer-oriented tech company.

  • Expertise in legal and regulatory aspects of marketing, especially on social media.

  • Experience in licensing music for live performances or digital platforms.

  • Appreciation for absurd and improbable hypotheticals

New York City residents only: Minimum salary of $215,000/year + equity and benefits Note: Disclosure as required by NYC Pay Transparency Law. Colorado residents only: Minimum salary of $172,000/year + equity and benefits Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20).

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive medical insurance including Health, Dental and Vision (plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures)

  • Mental health resources and quarterly wellness stipends

  • 16+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO + use-what-you-need sick days

  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)

  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)

  • Volunteer time off

  • A diverse slate of Employee Resource Groups

  • Plus commuter contributions and other perks for office-based employees

About Us

Discord is a voice, video and text app that helps friends and communities come together to hang out and explore their interests — from artists and activists, to study groups, sneakerheads, plant parents, and more. With 150 million monthly users across 19 million active communities, called servers, Discord has grown to become one of the most popular communications services in the world. Discord was built without selling ads or user data and instead, offers a premium subscription called Nitro that gives users special perks like higher quality streams and fun customizations.

We’re working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider, where genuine human connection is a click, text chat, or voice call away. A place where everyone can find belonging. Challenging? Heck yes. Rewarding? Double heck yes. It’s a mission that gives us the chance to positively impact millions of people all over the world. So if this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

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