Lead Counsel, Privacy
Chicago, IL 
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Position No Longer Available
Job Description
COVID-19 update: Protecting the health and safety of our communities-including our teams and of those considering a career at Facebook-is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our interviewing process. Learn how our teams are helping to keep people safe, informed, and connected. You can submit up to three job applications every 90 days. Be sure to apply for roles that strongly match your skills and work experience. Facebook is seeking an experienced Lead Counsel who is eager to solve some of today's most complex and important legal issues. More specifically, this role will focus on advising Facebook's User Experience Research and social good research teams and involves close collaboration with cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will have experience advising on global data protection compliance issues, and managing complex privacy projects involving novel issues. A successful candidate will have good judgment, a strong work ethic, and a sense of curiosity to learn about new technologies and areas of the law. Lead Counsel, Privacy Responsibilities Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in areas of data use and 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 Work closely with research teams to provide privacy-forward project advice, design policies/processes and evaluate the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions Drive high-profile and high-impact research projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with cross-functional stakeholders across Facebook's business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments 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 under those programs 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 prior in-house experience Experience advising on privacy legal risks and mitigations, with working knowledge of relevant privacy laws including CCPA and/or GLBA Business judgment and client counseling experience Preferred Qualifications Experience with global privacy laws, regulations, and industry guidelines, especially including those relevant for social media and Internet companies Experience advancing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment An eagerness to take on novel legal issues in the research realm Exhibits self-awareness and effective organizational skills to manage a high volume of requests Locations Data Center 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 accommodations-ext@fb.com . 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Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1 to 5 years
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