Counsel, Privacy

FacebookChicago, IllinoisFull 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 is seeking a talented attorney to join the Privacy Legal team and advise the company on a range of cutting-edge privacy, data protection, and security-related legal and compliance initiatives as part of its global privacy program.This role is broad and among other things, involves advising clients on various legal risks and obligations under global privacy laws. You will help drive high-profile cross-functional initiatives across the business involving a variety of complex legal and/or regulatory issues relating to third party risk management. This requires strong business acumen, a substantive knowledge of global privacy laws and the ability to both work independently and with large multi-stakeholder teams. We are looking for someone with sharp analytical and communication skills, who is diligent, proactive, collaborative, and has demonstrated excellent legal and business judgment and strategic thinking.This is a unique opportunity for an attorney who is excited by taking on and leading complex privacy projects, thrives in a fast-paced environment and can seamlessly drive success working with multiple cross-functional stakeholders to accomplish bold things.
  • Manage and advise on Facebook’s global privacy program, including developing and improving privacy frameworks and processes to ensure we meet our obligations under the program
  • Support product lawyers in evaluating impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on new and existing products and features
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in areas of data use and protection laws and advising the impact of the same on Facebook’s business
  • Support members of the Legal, Partnerships, Policy and Privacy teams on privacy and security-related legal matters, including in areas related to product development, partnerships, integrations, and other business development opportunities
  • Evaluate the impact of legislative, regulatory, legal developments and industry proposals involving privacy and security across Facebook's services and companies
  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with stakeholders across Facebook's business including Policy, Legal, Communications, Security, and other departments
  • Develop regulatory strategy with global privacy regulators in connection with new product features and initiative
  • Support privacy for commercial deals and work cross functionally on all deal related matters for Facebook and its affiliates

  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar
  • 2+ years of legal experience, including at a law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Experience with global privacy laws, regulations, privacy programs and industry guidelines
  • Experience with litigation, regulatory, or product counseling

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

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