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Facebook Lead Counsel, Trade Compliance in Menlo Park, 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 seeks a highly motivated team player to serve as Lead Counsel, Trade Compliance. This position will play a key role advising on Facebook’s sanctions, export and import compliance programs, as well as providing legal support for our broader trade compliance initiatives. This full-time position will be located in our Menlo Park, CA or Washington, D.C. office. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Counsel and advise on activities relating to U.S. and international sanctions regimes.

  2. Counsel and advise on import and export compliance matters related to U.S. and international trade regimes.

  3. Assist in the design and implementation of company-wide compliance programs and initiatives, including compliance policies, processes and training.

  4. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as Payments Compliance, Trade Operations, Public Policy, Human Resources, Product, and Finance to coordinate compliance programs and initiatives.

  5. Undertake special projects and support other compliance program initiatives.

  6. Travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 5+ years of attorney experience with U.S. sanctions regulations and EU sanctions regulations at a law firm or in-house with a multinational corporation.

  3. Presentation and communication experience.

  4. Record of legal and business judgment and strategic thinking.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A mix of both law firm and in-house experience.

  2. Experience working with or in support of diverse communities.

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.