Regulatory Counsel


Remote job description

We're looking for Discord's first regulatory counsel. Reporting to the Senior Director of Litigation and IP, you'll help develop and scale Discord's regulatory response strategy on cutting-edge questions including user privacy and online safety. If you like things predictable and routine - this is not the role for you! When you combine a rapidly-scaling company with regulations around the world in hyper-evolution, the results are guaranteed to keep you on your toes. You'll play a critical role on Discord's growing legal team and collaborate with colleagues all over the company as you successfully manage Discord's response to regulators.

What you'll be doing

  • Manage Discord's response to regulatory requests: assess the incentive (or threat) posed to Discord by the inquiry; translate requests for non-lawyers; gather and organize responsive data and information; and draft accurate, compelling responses that meet our obligations and further our interests
  • Supervise and collaborate with outside counsel on complex or contentious matters
  • Collaborate with product counsel to introduce regulatory compliance-related product updates
  • Maintain up-to-date canonical templates for company practices and positions on topics such as privacy, security, adult content, teen safety, etc.
  • Monitor new and updated regulations and anticipate enforcement risks
  • Leverage the deep knowledge of Discord you'll gain to support the Policy team's proactive engagement with regulators
  • Depending on overall workload and interest, you may help to defend Discord by responding to consumer complaints including threat letters, attorney general complaints, small claims, and other consumer-related issues; and manage defensive matters depending on size and complexity

What you should have

  • A cover letter (This is mandatory!)
  • 3+ years working in regulatory counseling or in litigation (especially if related to Internet regulation, e.g., privacy, consumer protection, CDA 230, DMCA, or other regulated spaces)
  • 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
  • Effective critical thinking, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Excellent writer and communicator who can tailor the message to the audience
  • Attitude of open-mindedness, collaboration, flexibility, and always questioning your assumptions
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging

Bonus Points

  • You are familiar with Discord and Google Workspace
  • Experience working with regulators outside the United States
  • Privacy litigation or regulatory litigation experience
  • Experience at consumer-facing technology platforms

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
  • 19+ paid holidays, 4 weeks of PTO, use-what-you-need sick days and volunteer time off
  • Paid parental leave (plus fertility, adoption and other family planning benefits)
  • Generous stipends for headphones, your remote work setup, and lunch on a daily basis (while we're all remote)
  • Flexible long-term work options (remote and hybrid)
  • 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.

In a world of polarization, social curation, and loneliness, Discord is working toward an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider. We believe in the value of genuine human connection, which can so easily be lost online. So we're building a space where everyone can find belonging from the inside out. If this strikes a chord with you, come build belonging with us!

Company name: Discord
Remote job title: Regulatory Counsel

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