Lead Counsel, Compliance

FacebookSan francisco, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site


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 on Facebook’s Legal Compliance team. This position will play a key role advising Facebook’s Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) business unit on a range of compliance issues, with a specific emphasis on international hardware product compliance matters. This role will be critical to a vertical that goes beyond traditional compliance counseling, delivering practical operational and product solutions to a broad range of internal stakeholders, including product counsel peers and highly skilled compliance professionals. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team, and to work on novel issues, products and technologies in an exciting, fast-paced environment supporting a rapidly scaling business unit.
  • Support Facebook Compliance legal team through second line of defense counseling to the AR/VR business unit.
  • Develop product compliance regulatory guidance for FRL product launches in Go to Market jurisdictions.
  • Evaluate impacts of emerging compliance regulations to AR/VR business operations globally.
  • Counsel and train cross-functional teams on various hardware compliance topics throughout the product design process, such as component safety, radio equipment, material restrictions, hardware circularity, and medical devices.
  • Develop and maintain strong, trust-based relationships across a broad-range of business and legal verticals to maintain subject matter expertise on legal developments related to the FRL product portfolio.
  • Build and maintain high-impact legal resources to drive consistent and repeatable compliance processes and results, such as contract and compliance playbooks.
  • Analyze Facebook Reality Labs products in combination with Facebook policies and initiatives to provide practical compliance strategies for products across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as needed.

  • J.D. degree with membership in at least one U.S. state bar.
  • 5+ years of attorney experience with U.S. and international trade compliance laws at a law firm or in-house with a multinational corporation.
  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and advising on compliance related provisions of contracts.
  • Experience advising and training diverse populations.
  • Interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.

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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