Facebook Lead IP Product Counsel in Menlo Park, California

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.

Facebook seeks a highly motivated team player with a passion for online intellectual property issues to serve as IP Product Counsel. This position will work closely with product, engineering, policy, operations, and business teams, as well as other legal department subgroups. This role will tackle cutting-edge IP issues on a global scale for Facebook, Instagram, and affiliated companies and platforms. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and make an impact in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Support product and engineering teams at Facebook and its affiliates by providing guidance on IP issues inherent in new and evolving products and features, both from a direct and secondary liability perspective

  2. Support the policy (government relations) team by providing guidance on newly proposed IP legislation introduced around the world

  3. Provide IP support on commercial transactions

  4. Instruct and work closely with a global network of outside counsel on developing solutions to identified IP issues

  5. Collaborate with other members of the legal team (regulatory, corporate, privacy, etc.) to ensure business needs are met

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. JD with membership in at least 1 state bar

  2. 4+ years of relevant legal experience, either in-house or at a law firm

  3. Experience with copyright, and secondary liability issues and laws, in the US and abroad (e.g. DMCA, CDA, E-Commerce Directive, etc.)

  4. Product counseling experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience advising on IP policy and legislative matters in US and Europe

  2. Experience working with web, app, social networking, and other Internet companies

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.