Senior AI Product Counsel Jobs

As a Senior AI Product Counsel, I bring over a decade of legal expertise in IP, privacy, and AI-related matters. With a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school and a commitment to innovation, I’m dedicated to safeguarding ByteDance’s AI products and fostering responsible AI practices globally.


Back in 2012, ByteDance embarked on a mission to ignite creativity and add flavor to life. Today, we offer a vibrant array of over a dozen products, such as TikTok, Helo, Resso, and market-specific platforms like Toutiao, Douyin, and Xigua. ByteDance has made connecting, consuming, and creating content simpler and more enjoyable.

Why Dive In With Us

At ByteDance, creation is the heartbeat of everything we do. Our products are crafted to be a catalyst for the imagination. This philosophy extends to the incredible teams that fuel our innovations. Together, we kindle creativity and enhance lives – a mission we chase relentlessly every day. Challenges, even the murkiest ones, are seen as opportunities; opportunities to learn, to innovate, and to grow, as a unified force. Complacency is alien to us. Courage is our constant companion.

ByteDance is where we create and grow together, propelling impact for ourselves, our company, and the millions we serve. Come and be part of this journey.

About the Crew

The ByteDance AI Product Counseling team stands as the guardian of legal support for the company’s AI products and services. We’re expanding at a breakneck pace, and on the hunt for seasoned, brilliant, and capable product counseling experts to join our ranks. In this role, you’ll be an essential resource for ByteDance’s AI product and business squads, assessing new applications, features, functionalities, and initiatives. Your role? To provide guidance, globally, regarding legal rights implications and strategies for risk mitigation. You’ll work in close collaboration with and report to the Head of the AI Product Counseling team.

Your Daily Adventures Include:

  • Being the first line of legal defense, managing and safeguarding the company’s AI-related intellectual property, data privacy, and cybersecurity legal risks; and connecting with the legal subject matter experts when needed.
  • Teamwork galore! Collaborate with the AI product team, TnS, Legal, PR, and GR teams to establish and implement responsible AI practices. This includes tackling the safety, bias, fairness, and transparency risks associated with AI.
  • Put your legal prowess to work. Draft, review, and negotiate AI-related contracts, including licensing and data usage agreements.
  • Stay ahead of the curve. Identify, assess, and communicate the ever-evolving global AI regulatory requirements and trends. Then, drive these insights into action with the product teams.
  • Educate the world! Design and deliver global training sessions to enlighten employees about the legal and ethical considerations when developing, deploying, and using AI technologies.

Your Credentials:

What You Bring to the Table:

  • You’ve got a Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • A member in good standing of the California or New York bar (we’d prefer this, but we’ll consider other bar memberships).
  • A wealth of experience! You’ve spent over 10 years practicing law, a mix of in-house and private practice, advising on IP, privacy, AI, and ML issues in the realm of technology platform companies.
  • You embody the highest ethical standards and carry a positive attitude. Learning is your game, and you’re always ready to pick up new knowledge and skills. Navigating through murky legal waters doesn’t faze you.
  • Self-starting and confident, you’re a pro at communication, have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and possess a creative mind. You’re the person who can make sound judgments and partner effectively with the business in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility is your middle name. You’re willing to hop into meetings scheduled before or after your home time zone’s normal business hours.

Extra Brownie Points for:

  • Direct experience mingling with regulatory authorities, industry associations, or standards bodies.
  • A track record of leveraging operational teams and technologies to drive process improvements.

Our Commitment to Diversity:

ByteDance is on a mission to create an inclusive haven where employees are celebrated for their talents, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform unites people from all corners of the globe, and our workplace mirrors that diversity. At ByteDance, we’re committed to championing the voices of the many communities we touch. We’re passionate about this mission, and we hope you are too.

Accessibility Matters:

ByteDance Inc. is all ears when it comes to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment processes. If you have a disability, are expecting a bundle of joy, hold sincere religious beliefs, or have any other reasons protected by applicable laws that require accommodation, please get in touch with us at

Job Information

For the Inquisitive: The base salary range for this role in your chosen city is a tantalizing $202,350 to $300,000 annually.

But wait, there’s more! Compensation may dance outside this range depending on various factors like your qualifications, skills, competencies, experience, and location. Base pay is just the tip of the iceberg. You might also be in line for discretionary bonuses, incentives that come with a sprinkle of mystique, and even a taste of restricted stock units.

Perks Galore:

At ByteDance/TikTok, our benefits aren’t just benefits; they’re expressions of our culture and values. They create a vibrant and motivating work atmosphere and support ByteDancers in bringing their A-game to both work and life. Here’s a sneak peek:

  • Medical insurance for employees? Check. And we cover a whopping 100% of the premium. For dependents, we’ve got your back with around 75% premium coverage. Plus, there’s a Health Savings Account (HSA) with a nifty company match.
  • But wait, there’s more! We’ve got Dental, Vision, Short/Long-term Disability, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, and AD&D insurance plans up our sleeves. And if that’s not enough, we throw in Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options, including Health Care, Limited Purpose, and Dependent Care.
  • Need a breather? You get 10 paid holidays each year and a generous 17 days of Paid Personal Time Off (PPTO) (prorated when you join, and it grows with your tenure). Oh, and we’ve got 10 paid sick days annually. Plus, there’s 12 weeks of paid Parental leave and 8 weeks of paid Supplemental Disability.
  • That’s not all! We’ve got your mental and emotional health covered with benefits through our EAP and Lyra. We’re not stopping there; there’s also a 401K company match, gym perks, and even cellphone service reimbursements.
  • But remember, the Company likes to keep things exciting, so these benefits programs might get a makeover now and then, with or without prior notice.

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