Lead Counsel, Privacy Incidents

FacebookLos Angeles, CaliforniaFull TimeRemote

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.
The Global Legal Privacy Incident Management team is looking for an experienced, highly motivated Lead Counsel for Facebook on all privacy incidents (data breach). Working closely with the Central Privacy Incident Management team and other cross-functional partners, we direct, advise, and conduct investigations, conduct legal risk assessments, identify and assess regulatory and individual notification requirements, and coordinate and synchronize Facebook’s global response to privacy incidents. You will be joining the world’s leading data breach response program. This position requires business acumen, strong collaborative skills, excellent communication, and substantive knowledge of global privacy breach laws. This role also requires flexibility, adaptability, and comfort with working on numerous projects simultaneously, with varied stakeholders, often under high pressure with global visibility. You will be working on industry leading and cutting edge projects, ensuring commitment to privacy and managing our compliance with applicable privacy breach laws and regulations. A successful candidate is excited by taking on and leading complex privacy projects (especially breach response), thrives in a fast-paced environment and can seamlessly drive success working with multiple cross-functional stakeholders to accomplish bold things. You must also be a self-starter, able to identify issues early and drive to resolution independently.
  • Maintain subject matter expertise in areas of privacy and data protection laws (including state and federal consumer protection and privacy laws, GDPR and other global privacy laws) and advise on the impact of the same on Facebook’s business
  • Advise and assist engineering, privacy, and security teams in the conduct of investigations into suspected privacy incidents, including applicability of privacy/data breach laws and requirements to notify users and regulators
  • Advise the development and management of Facebook's (and its affiliates') terms and data policies across the full range of Facebook’s different products and advise investigations into potential breaches of such policies
  • Advise business team clients, such as HR, communications, and research teams, on privacy requirements
  • Support members of the legal, business, and policy teams on privacy-related legal matters, including areas related to partnerships, acquisitions, integrations, and other business development opportunities
  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with stakeholders across Facebook's business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments
  • Assist in the development and conduct of general and role-specific privacy trainings across Facebook
  • Manage internal privacy compliance programs and processes to ensure we meet our obligations

  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar
  • 5+ years of legal experience, including at a law firm and/or prior in-house experience (privacy, compliance, litigation, regulatory, or product counseling will be considered)
  • Business judgment and client counseling experience
  • Experience advancing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment

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.
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