Facebook Lead Product IP Counsel, Music in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook seeks a highly motivated team player with a passion for online intellectual property issues and music to serve as Lead Product IP Counsel, Music. This position will work closely with Music Licensing, Product, Engineering, Policy and Operations teams, as well as other legal department subgroups, to provide strategic and tactical counseling on integration of music within our family of apps, products and features. This role will tackle cutting-edge music and media issues on a global scale for Facebook, Instagram, and affiliated companies and platforms. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and make an impact in an exciting, fast-paced environment. The position is based in Menlo Park.

Required Skills:

  1. Serve as lead point of contact for, and advise a wide range of Product, Engineering and certain Operations teams on, music rights and related issues to optimize integration and support for music content across our family of apps

  2. Develop understanding and expertise of our music license structures, obligations and relationships globally

  3. Function as point person for products throughout the organization looking to integrate music

  4. Provide product knowledge and insight for colleagues on the Music Legal team

  5. Work with Lead Counsel for Music Rights and Implementation to appropriately advise and support products

  6. Instruct and work closely with a global network of outside counsel on assessing risk and developing solutions to identified issues

  7. Collaborate with other members of the legal team (notice/takedown, regulatory, corporate, privacy, etc.) to ensure business needs are met

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. J.D. with membership in at least 1 state bar, or equivalent in any non-US jurisdiction

  2. 5+ years of legal experience as product counsel

  3. Experience dealing with and advising on digital rights and distribution

  4. Knowledge of digital music industry hot button issues, both label and publishing

  5. Experience with secondary liability issues and laws in the US and abroad (e.g. DMCA, CDA, E-Commerce Directive, etc.)

  6. Experience with new and evolving technologies

  7. Experience operating independently and juggling multiple projects across different jurisdictions

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with and leading cross-functional teams to get the job done

  2. Relevant in-house experience

  3. Working with tight deadlines

  4. Sound judgment and willingness to take bold positions

  5. Patience and resilience

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.