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Lead Counsel, Privacy (Legislation)

Posted May 23
Full Time
New York

Meta is seeking a highly motivated privacy attorney to join the legal team supporting the company’s efforts to come into compliance with federal and state privacy and consumer protection regulations. You will be advising the company on cutting-edge tech legal issues, ensuring our commitment to privacy, and helping the company understand and prepare for new data protection laws and legislative trends. An ideal candidate for the role will have a solid understanding of core privacy laws and principles and a strong grasp of online technologies. The candidate must be a clear communicator and be able to collaborate across functions, including Meta’s legal and policy teams. You will join a collegial and growing team of privacy lawyers who identify, evaluate and address privacy risk in light of emerging laws, compliance obligations and policies.

Lead Counsel, Privacy (Legislation) Responsibilities:

  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis with cross-functional stakeholders across Meta’s business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments
  • Drive internal awareness and consensus around legal trends and help develop proactive positions and interpretations on diverse data-related policy issues
  • Lead consensus building across legal and coordinate legal advice across complex and multifaceted legal issues such as data protection and privacy, consumer protection, security, and other global legal frameworks.
  • Advise clients on regulatory trends, including drafting summaries, legal advice, and other legislative analysis
  • Drive the top of the funnel for the Meta-wide Regulatory Readiness process as it relates to privacy, youth, and AI laws.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 in-house experience with internet or technology companies (applicable litigation, regulatory, or product counseling will be considered)
  • Experience with global privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines, especially including those relevant for social media, internet and technology companies.
  • Business judgment and client counseling experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working proactively, independently and reliably under tight timeframes in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience demonstrating initiative in driving solutions cross-functionally
  • Experience managing complex projects with strong attention to detail
  • Experience collaborating in a multi-stakeholder environment, navigating complex issues, and driving high-impact projects
  • Privacy experience, including with domestic data protection frameworks such as CCPA
  • Experience advising on privacy and data protection matters or experience advising on newly passed legislation and position development

About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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