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Lead Counsel, Privacy Ads

Company: Facebook
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Facebook is seeking a highly motivated and experienced team player for a role on Facebook's legal privacy team to advise on a range of privacy and security-related legal initiatives connected to advertising, including emerging regulatory and legal developments. Working closely with product counsel, you will advise on the full range of Facebook's products and provide privacy related legal advice on advertising related initiatives. This role requires flexibility and comfort with working on numerous projects simultaneously, with varied stakeholders. You will be working on industry leading projects, ensuring commitment to privacy and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. A successful candidate is excited about 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. You must also be a self-starter, able to identify issues early and drive to resolution independently.

Lead Counsel, Privacy Ads Responsibilities

  • 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 advertising business

Assist product lawyers in evaluating the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions, and other related guidelines on product features

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

Develop regulatory strategy with global privacy regulators in connection with new ad product features and initiatives and maintain Facebook's ongoing privacy-by-design processes

Help draft and oversee the development and management of Facebook's (and its affiliates') terms and data policies across the full range of Facebook's different products

Help to develop and conduct general and role-specific privacy trainings across Facebook

Manage internal privacy compliance programs and processes to ensure we meet our obligations

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

Experience of litigation, regulatory, privacy, or product counseling

Business judgment and client counseling experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience advancing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment

Experience with global privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines, especially including those relevant for social media, ad tech and Internet companies

Experience prioritizing work, providing advice under deadlines, and strong attention to detail


About the Facebook company

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 committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to

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