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Facebook Associate General Counsel, Privacy Facebook Financial in Los Angeles, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a talented, self-motivated and experienced attorney to work on Facebook’s legal privacy team and advise the company on a range of privacy, data protection and security-related legal initiatives for its new digital payments group, Facebook Financial (F2). This team member will provide privacy related legal advice to a cross-functional team of professionals working on payments and commerce related products and initiatives across platforms, including Novi, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. This position requires business acumen, strong collaborative skills and substantive knowledge of privacy laws relevant to financial institutions and digital wallets (e.g., GLBA). This role also requires flexibility and comfort with working on numerous projects simultaneously, with varied stakeholders. You will be working on industry leading and cutting edge projects, ensuring commitment to privacy and managing our compliance with applicable laws and regulations. A successful candidate is excited by taking on and leading complex privacy projects, thrives in a fast-paced environment and can seamlessly drive success working with multiple cross-functional stakeholders to accomplish bold things. You must also be a self-starter, able to identify issues early and drive to resolution independently.

Required Skills:

  1. Primary privacy legal counsel responsible for Facebook Financial products and initiatives, including but not limited to, Novi, Facebook Pay, and WhatsApp Payments.

  2. Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in areas of data use and protection laws (including GLBA, state and federal consumer protection and privacy laws, GDPR and other global privacy laws) and advise on the impact of the same on Facebook Financials.

  3. Work closely with product counsel and product teams to guide privacy-forward product development and evaluate the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions.

  4. Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with cross-functional stakeholders across Facebook's business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments.

  5. Support members of the legal, business, and policy teams on privacy and security-related legal matters, including areas related to Facebook Financials and other business development opportunities.

  6. Help draft and oversee the development and management of Novi, and Payments Products’ terms and data policies.

  7. Assist product lawyers in evaluating the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on product features.

  8. May be opportunities to manage a team of counsel within the Facebook Privacy team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar

  2. 8+ years of legal experience, including at a law firm and/or in-house experience

  3. Experience advising on privacy legal risks and mitigations, with working knowledge of relevant privacy laws including CCPA and/or GLBA

  4. Experience prioritizing work, providing advice under deadlines, business judgment and client counseling experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with counseling financial institutions (e.g., payment processors, banks, securities firms, insurers, etc.) on privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines

  2. In-house experience with applicable litigation, regulatory, or product counseling, particularly at a technology company and/or financial institution

  3. Knowledge on new innovations in financial technology and cryptocurrencies

  4. Experience advancing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment

  5. Experience with coaching, training and managing a team

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at