Facebook Lead Counsel, Product in Austin, Texas


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, energetic tech enthusiast to counsel teams working to build products that support Facebook’s privacy and data use infrastructure. This Lead Product Counsel role is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on complex issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Serve as the primary contact point and advisor for product and engineering teams based in Menlo Park

  2. Analyze the products, features and systems that Facebook builds to protect the privacy of its users and provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies

  3. Develop extensible frameworks for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information

  4. Provide legal advice across many subject areas including data protection laws and regulations, consumer protection laws, global legal frameworks, and research partnerships

  5. Coordinate with public policy, communications, and other cross-functional colleagues on external communication, policy development, and enforcement decisions

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 5+ years of legal experience

  3. Experience advising clients on legal issues related to privacy and data use, including the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. In-house and product review experience

  2. Knowledge and application of international privacy and data use regulations

  3. Experience applying privacy regulations to business or academic research

  4. Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced environment and provide advice under tight deadline

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.