We’re looking for Discord’s first litigation counsel. Reporting to the Senior Director of Litigation and IP, you’ll use your creativity and hands-on approach to advance Discord’s interests when things get adversarial. From pre-litigation contract disputes to complex and business-critical matters, you’ll develop processes for handling routine issues, and novel theories on cutting-edge questions. You’ll play a critical role on Discord’s growing legal team and collaborate with colleagues throughout the company as you successfully advocate for Discord.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Advance Discord’s interests in disputes of all shapes and sizes

  • Help define proactive litigation targets for Discord

  • Learn how disputes arise and identify ways to pre-empt them

  • Supervise and collaborate with outside counsel on complex matters

  • Build systems for efficient e-discovery

  • Monitor new and changing laws and anticipate evolving liability and risk

  • Depending on overall workload and interest, you may help with Discord’s regulatory responses

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

  • 4+ years working in litigation (especially if related to Internet regulation, e.g., privacy, consumer protection, CDA 230, DMCA)

  • Curiosity and ability to jump into less familiar areas and learn while doing

  • Experience with scaling processes and procedures for a fast-growing company

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, prioritizing, and consistently achieving results

  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging

  • Excellent writer and communicator who can tailor the message to the audience

  • Attitude of open-mindedness, collaboration, flexibility, and always questioning your assumptions

  • Appreciation for the humor in the absurd

Nice to have:

  • Experience with online content moderation

  • In-house experience at a consumer-facing technology platform

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!