Defend & Respect the User’s Voice” — Fireside Chat @ Big Boulder 2016

Along with two col­leagues from Twit­ter, I had the oppor­tu­nity this week to par­tic­i­pate in a fire­side chat at the Big Boul­der con­fer­ence.  It was a great oppor­tu­nity to share how we approach our work on the Prod­uct Coun­sel team.  It was also my first time in Boul­der and our office there, where many of the teams I sup­port are located.  Hope to go back again soon!

The con­fer­ence posted a short recap of our ses­sion here.  A few offi­cial pho­tos:

You can also catch the Periscope here.  As you can see, view­ers just couldn’t. get. enough.

"Snoozeville"

Love Wins!

No union is more pro­found than mar­riage, for it embod­ies the high­est ideals of love, fidelity, devo­tion, sac­ri­fice, and fam­ily. In form­ing a mar­i­tal union, two peo­ple become some­thing greater than once they were. As some of the peti­tion­ers in these cases demon­strate, mar­riage embod­ies a love that may endure even past death. It would mis­un­der­stand these men and women to say they dis­re­spect the idea of mar­riage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its ful­fill­ment for them­selves. Their hope is not to be con­demned to live in lone­li­ness, excluded from one of civilization’s old­est insti­tu­tions. They ask for equal dig­nity in the eyes of the law. The Con­sti­tu­tion grants them that right.

- Oberge­fell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015) (Kennedy, J.).

#JoiningTheFlock

TwitterLogo_#55aceeBig news: start­ing in mid-July, I’ll be join­ing Twitter’s legal team as a Prod­uct Coun­sel.

It’s hard to express how thrilled I am about this new chap­ter in my career.  Ever since work­ing with the Prod­uct Coun­sel team at Google, I’ve dreamed of some­day becom­ing a Prod­uct Coun­sel for a great com­pany.  That goal has dri­ven every career deci­sion of mine over the past 7 years, from intern­ing at EFF to start­ing my prac­tice in WSGR’s Inter­net Strat­egy & Lit­i­ga­tion group.

Although this oppor­tu­nity comes some­what sooner in my career than I expected, I’m excited to take on the chal­lenge.  It’ll be fan­tas­tic to work with some famil­iar faces, and to get to know the rest of the team and the com­pany bet­ter.  More prac­ti­cally, this change means I get back the two hours I was spend­ing in the car every­day between San Fran­cisco and Palo Alto — now the office is just a 25 minute MUNI ride away!

Although the road ahead is doubt­less full of new chal­lenges, they are the types of chal­lenges I have been long­ing to take on.  I can’t wait to get started.