Google - Legal Counsel

Minimum qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer in a European jurisdiction.

  • Experience advising multinational corporations, associations or institutions on consumer laws in a law firm or in-house.

  • Experience working with EU consumer law, and managing consumer law issues in two or more European jurisdictions.

  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a consumer rights legal role.

  • Ability to identify issues and manage advisory work and projects autonomously and proactively, engaging with relevant internal and external stakeholders as needed.

  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills, with the ability to communicate legal concepts concisely.

  • Ability to speak and write in an additional European language fluently and idiomatically.

About the job

As Consumer Protection Counsel, you'll provide legal guidance on local or European consumer law matters and support Google’s various product areas and functions. Your aim will be to achieve consistency, and compliance with European consumer protection laws, regulations and practice, whilst at the same time recognizing the innovative place that Google strives to be. 

You'll work closely with a variety of Legal colleagues in Google offices around the world as well as with colleagues from Public Policy and Product teams. You will work to build relationships with key regulators and consumer bodies, and will be on point to respond to their communications and complaints.

20th century laws don't always solve 21st century problems, and Google Legal crafts innovative approaches for handling some of the toughest legal challenges of the information age. Whether you're a patent attorney, an intellectual property expert or an engineer headed to law school, Google Legal lets you take on unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate efforts from other teams in the field of consumer protection. Supporting the preparation of a company wide cohesive strategy priorities and narrative for consumers.

  • Work with litigators to address any new contentious matters.

  • Maintain external relationships with regulators, government watchdog organizations and consumer bodies and responding to their requests and inquiries.

  • Serve as the central legal point of contact for EMEA consumer issues and advising Legal, Policy and Product teams on consumer law matters.

  • Maintain awareness of changes in consumer rights legislation and jurisprudence, as well as to codes of practice. Draft contractual provisions, terms and conditions and policies, and creating procedures and process efficiencies.

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