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Facebook Lead Litigation Counsel in London, United Kingdom


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, team player to serve as Lead Litigation Counsel for the EMEA region. You will manage significant and complex litigation matters and advise internal teams on legal risks. The role requires good judgment, a strong work ethic, and a keen interest in learning about new technologies and areas of the law. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in fast-paced, fun environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Supervise and direct outside counsel on multiple litigation matters

  2. Guide and execute litigation strategy in relation to high-profile, precedent setting matters pending before national and European courts

  3. Work with cross-functional teams on data protection, public policy, platform/partnership, product, privacy, IP, and commercial issues

  4. Develop creative approaches to managing legal risks and resolving disputes

  5. Ensure work product of the highest quality that furthers Facebook’s strategic goals

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Qualified lawyer with 5+ years PQE in a law firm or in-house in at least one European jurisdiction

  2. 5+ years litigation experience, including extensive experience dealing with matters before higher and/or appellate courts, ideally across multiple jurisdictions

  3. Familiarity with Internet laws and issues, including understanding of the E-Commerce Directive and its application to online platforms

  4. Good working knowledge and understanding of data protection law – with high-quality data protection litigation experience a strong plus

  5. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines

  6. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work on projects in other areas

  7. Passion for and understanding of technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Passion for and understanding of technology

  2. Prior experience working with internet or technology companies.

Industry: Internet