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Facebook Lead Counsel, eDiscovery & Information Governance in Washington, District Of Columbia


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 and experienced attorney to serve as an eDiscovery & Information Governance Lead Counsel. The position is located in the eDiscovery & Information Governance Team within Facebook’s Legal Department. The position adds to an already strong team and reports to the Director and Associate General Counsel of eDiscovery & Information Governance. This position will play a key role in developing best practices and providing legal guidance to Facebook’s global litigation, regulatory, investigation, and product teams.

The ideal candidate is a skilled attorney and a natural communicator who can work closely with teams throughout Facebook to guide and advise on information governance and eDiscovery issues. The eDiscovery & Information Governance Lead Counsel will have the opportunity to work with legal and business partners to develop world-class and cutting-edge solutions to information governance challenges and eDiscovery matters. The candidate should have great intellectual curiosity and a desire to invest time and energy into learning and growing as a subject matter expert. The candidate should have the ability to work proactively with teams to build consensus across the organization, including legal, IT and security. In addition, excellent judgment and comfort operating independently in a fast-paced environment is required.

Required Skills:

  1. Contribute to the design and implementation of information governance workflows and policies.

  2. Meaningfully contribute to and execute strategic plans for information governance and eDiscovery companywide.

  3. Rapidly identify, analyze and address complicated issues, and distill that complexity into simple and concise communication in cross-functional settings.

  4. Apply information governance and eDiscovery subject matter expertise when advising in-house and outside counsel on active litigation, regulatory, and investigation matters.

  5. Work collaboratively with the eDiscovery and Information Governance Team members, case teams, business partners, outside counsel, and vendors.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 5+ years of work experience at a law firm, government agency, or in-house with a focus on regulatory matters, information governance, and litigation

  3. Experience managing projects and supervising people

  4. Experience with eDiscovery and information governance technology and tools

  5. Experience coordinating with a variety of audiences, including legal, technical, and policy teams, and communicating across cross-functional partnerships

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Strategic thinker with analytical and problem-solving experience

  2. Well-developed organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

  3. Ability to think under pressure, both individually and in a team environment

  4. Strong information governance 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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.