Lead Product IP Counsel, Music

Facebook Menlo Park , CA 94025

Posted 2 months ago

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.


  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • J.D. with membership in at least 1 state bar, or equivalent in any non-US jurisdiction
    5+ years of legal experience as product counsel

Experience dealing with and advising on digital rights and distribution

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

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

Experience with new and evolving technologies

Experience operating independently and juggling multiple projects across different jurisdictions


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

Relevant in-house experience

Working with tight deadlines

Sound judgment and willingness to take bold positions

Patience and resilience

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Lead Product IP Counsel, Music