Legal Director, Product & Technology Legal - Data & Insights



IT, Product, Legal
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Netflix is one of the world's leading entertainment services with over 260 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
We are looking for a practicing attorney to join the Product & Tech Legal Team as a Legal Director to partner with our Data & Insights Group. The role reports directly to the Senior Director of Studio Product & Technology Legal based in Los Angeles, and you will be based in Los Angeles or Los Gatos.
To entertain the world is no small task, so we rely on really smart people who know a lot about how technology and data can create great content and high-quality member experiences and insights. The Netflix Product Counsel is an integrated part of this innovations team, partnering with our product managers, stakeholders, designers, engineers and data scientists across the entire innovations lifecycle from ideation to launch. They are essential contributors often extending beyond legal advice. The Netflix Product Counsel understands how to inspire these business teams towards innovation, because they have that important mix of courage, judgment, curiosity and great instinct.
The Legal Director is a multi-faceted role requiring a breadth of product experience, an instinct for innovation, and the wisdom to discern practical real-world risks from theoretical ones. You will have a particular interest in leveraging data in innovative ways to fuel products and generate insights. You are a diplomat, with the skills to bring folks together to collaborate and share information and ideas, and you thrive in a loosely coupled world where we lean into integrity and judgment over rigid rules and inflexible processes. You will be both a specialist in the science, and a generalist in your counseling, with the ability to digest competing legal and policy viewpoints in a manner that masterfully advances the business objectives, always with a view towards the overall company strategy.


  • Support our data scientists and consumer insights team in the many ways they leverage data and insights to improve our models, tools and enhance the member experience.
  • Provide practical product counseling to enable rapid development of innovative products, coordinating closely with subject matter legal experts and distilling real world advice. In other words, you will be a legal generalist with a business instinct. This is not a compliance role.
  • Understand the studio world and content production, with some familiarity with business affairs.
  • Fluent in product and engineering principles with the ability to “speak science” as well as the skills to simplify these principles for others to understand.


  • JD required and active bar membership in the state of California or New York
  • 10+ years of legal experience in the entertainment and/or technology industries in a strategic leadership capacity, either through a law firm and/or an in-house role, with subject-matter experience in data science.
  • Strong track record demonstrating a collaborative approach, effective communication skills, and excellent legal/business judgment.
  • Strategic and creative thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, undeterred by ambiguity.
  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to quickly master new areas of technology.
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $280,000 - $960,000.
Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.
Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.