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Facebook Lead Counsel, Product in Seattle, Washington


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 seeks a highly motivated attorney who is enthusiastic about technology and its potential for positive impact in peoples’ lives to serve as a Product Counsel on Facebook’s consumer product counseling team. This role will focus on some of our most complex product areas and will tackle cutting-edge legal challenges on a global scale. The role will work closely with product, engineering, policy, operations, and business teams, as well as other legal department subgroups, and will require application of a complex, evolving legal frameworks to new and innovative products and services. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment, as we build and scale our global community.

Required Skills:

  1. Review global products, features, platforms and initiatives to provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies for products across multiple jurisdictions

  2. Provide product, engineering, and other business teams with legal advice across many subject areas including consumer protection laws, data protection laws and regulations, and other global legal frameworks

  3. Help drive consensus and coordinate with public policy, communications and other cross-functional teams on multi-disciplinary issues

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. J.D. degree and membership in at least one U.S. state bar

  2. 5+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney (including at a law firm or in-house experience)

  3. Experience working independently and cross-functionally

  4. In-house and privacy experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with mobile, application development, social networking, or other Internet companies

  2. Regulatory or litigation experience

  3. Product review experience

  4. International experience

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