Senior Manager, Legal Response and Enforcement at Etsy

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $144,000 Annually
| Full-time

Senior Manager, Legal Response & Enforcement

United States

Open to Remote


Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect millions of entrepreneurs with millions of buyers around the world. As an Etsy Inc. employee whether a team member of Etsy, Reverb, Depop, or Elo7 you’ll tackle unique, meaningful, and large-scale problems alongside passionate coworkers, all the while making a rewarding impact and Keeping Commerce Human.

Job Description

What’s the role?

The Senior Manager, Legal Response & Enforcement, leads the enforcement team for Etsy’s Intellectual Property Program. This role is responsible for developing and optimizing the scaled teams, process and policy that comprise this program end-to-end, including critical workstreams and metrics for anti-counterfeiting, intellectual property notices and takedowns, counter-notices and withdrawals. This role also serves as a main point of contact for cross-functional initiatives and collaboration with internal partners on Etsy’s Legal, Enablement, Product and Engineering teams, as well as with external partners such as brands and IP rights holders, third-party reporters and business process outsourcing partners.

To be successful in this role, the Senior Manager, Legal Response & Enforcement will establish Etsy’s IP Protection Program as an e-commerce industry benchmark, with impactful, measurable results driven by outstanding execution.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director, Legal Response & Enforcement and the base salary range will be 144,000 – 186,000 USD per year. In addition to salary, you will also be eligible for an equity package, an annual performance bonus, and our competitive benefits that support you and your family as part of your total rewards package at Etsy. For this role, we are considering candidates based in the United States who are either remote, flex, or office-based. Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team.

What’s this team like at Etsy?

  • Legal Response & Enforcement protects Etsy from intellectual property infringement and counterfeiting through a combination of proactive and reactive enforcement systems.
  • We work closely with Legal, Product/Eng and Enablement, as well as with Outsourcing and Brand partners, to build scalable, sustainable systems and workflows that prevent infringing IP from showing up on Etsy’s website, reducing its visibility, and removing that content when reported by rights holders.
  • This team also works to educate our seller community about the complexities of IP laws and rights, and what seller’s can expect from Etsy’s IP Program.
  • This inclusive team values collaboration, mutual support and respect, and agility

What does the day-to-day look like?

  • Setting and implementing enforcement strategy for the team, emphasizing operational excellence and risk mitigation.
  • Setting and sustaining team processes, KPIs, quality metrics and documentation to meet scaled proactive anti-counterfeiting and robust reactive IP enforcement.
  • Partnering with Product and Engineering teams to build and maintain systems and tooling that enable optimal team performance.
  • Managing an impactful team of legal enforcement specialists and managers, engaging in regular and transparent communication in team and 1:1 settings, setting clear performance expectations, delivering fair, concrete performance feedback, and providing career development guidance and opportunities.
  • Identifying and driving implementation of people, process and system efficiencies that improve day-to-day and long-term operational effectiveness as well as improving the Etsy experience for members and external IP rights holders.
  • Leading on urgent problem resolution, including with Etsy outsourcing partners; making thoughtful, informed decisions in the best interest of Etsy in consultation with the appropriate partners.
  • Establishing and maintaining a strong and consistent working relationship with the Legal team, partnering on policy development, workflow and tool updates, blocking issues and legal/regulatory changes.
  • Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy’s discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

  • 3+ years people management experience with demonstrated ability working in a legal field, policy enforcement, or operations. JD or LLM preferred.
  • Deep familiarity with trademark, copyright, and/or intermediary liability law strongly preferred.
  • Extensive experience analyzing and solving problems with data; Looker and/or SQL proficiency a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven record of building and maintaining effective cross-functional projects and collaborations with internal and external partners.
  • Adept at navigating complexity and fast-paced environments, with a proven ability to use creative problem solving to identify and implement effective solutions.

Additional Information

What’s Next

If you’re interested in joining the team at Etsy, please share your resume with us and feel free to include a cover letter if you’d like. As we hope you’ve seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else — we want you to be like you! So tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace furthers relevance, resilience, and longevity. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation during any part of the interview process, please let your recruiter know. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you’ll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We’re open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska.

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