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Meta (formerly known as Facebook)

Counsel, Privacy (a1K2K000008UE8tUAG)

Computer and Mathematical




Chicago, Illinois, United States

WhatsApp is seeking a highly motivated, talented and experienced attorney to join its privacy team and advise the company on a range of privacy, data protection, regulatory, and privacy compliance-related issues and initiatives. The role is a great opportunity for any candidate who is keen to tackle some of today’s toughest and important legal challenges in this cutting-edge area of law. You must have flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs. In addition, you must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, growing, exciting environment.This role will focus on providing WhatsApp, the world's fastest growing communication service, with strategic and tactical legal counseling on privacy issues involving our consumer products. This role will involve collaborating closely with product legal, product leadership, engineering, policy, communications, operations, and business teams. The ideal candidate will have experience advising on state and federal consumer protection and privacy laws, GDPR and other global privacy laws (existing and new), particularly in the context of technology products - even better in the messaging space. We are seeking a candidate who has experience advising on cutting-edge products, has strong judgment, communication skills, and a keen interest in learning about new technologies.

Required SkillsCounsel, Privacy Responsibilities:
  • Apply subject matter expertise and keen strategic judgment in areas of privacy, data protection and security laws (including state and federal consumer protection and privacy laws, GDPR and other global privacy laws) and provide the broader business with legal advice on the same
  • Monitor and respond quickly to developments in data privacy and information security (i.e., new laws, regulations, important judgments, regulatory guidance, etc.)
  • Collaborate with other legal and non-legal stakeholders to help guide privacy-forward product development and evaluate the impact of privacy laws, regulatory guidance and enforcement actions on business initiatives
  • Drive high-profile and high-impact projects involving privacy analysis and compliance with cross-functional stakeholders across Facebook's business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other departments
Minumum QualificationMinimum Qualifications:
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Advising on privacy legal risks, regulations or industry guidelines, or with working knowledge of privacy laws including GDPR, CCPA and/or LGPD
  • 3+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney, including at a law firm and/or in-house or government experience
  • J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and active membership in at least one US state bar
Preferred QualificationPreferred Qualifications:
  • Experience leading and advancing projects in a multi-stakeholder environment
  • Project management experience on complex legal projects and strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience responding to regulatory inquiries
  • In-house or government experience as applicable, in privacy, litigation, regulatory, or product counseling, particularly at a technology, social media or communications/messaging company
  • Business judgment and client counseling experience

(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $170,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

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