Facebook Associate General Counsel, Commercial in Mountain View, California

WhatsApp is the world's fastest growing communication company with over 1 billion active users globally. We help bring friends, families, communities, soccer groups, doctors, storm chasers, and millions of others together. We are just getting started. We are looking for the best individuals to grow and support this incredible community of users. WhatsApp has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Most downloaded apps in over 100 countries on the App Store and has received over 1 Billion installs on Google Play. Our spacious office is located in the heart of downtown Mountain View. This position is a commercial and product role and will be responsible for leading a team to develop and launch commercial messaging and other commercial efforts. 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, small but growing environment and work proactively with various teams, including the business, product management, engineering, finance, tax, and customer support teams. This is a full-time position based in WhatsApp’s offices in Mountain View, California and will require some travel to and work at Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, California. The position will report to WhatsApp’s Associate General Counsel.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop and manage a team of in-house attorneys and outside counsel responsible for our commercial messaging efforts

  2. Counsel on product development and regulatory issues related to commercial messaging and marketing

  3. Support and negotiate partnership, commercial, and other transactions

  4. Provide strategic business and legal advice to develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to our relationships with key partners

  5. Collaborate with the business, product, engineering, finance, tax, and customer support teams

  6. Support other areas as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 8+ years of combined law firm and in-house experience negotiating technology transactions

  2. Experience with global business counseling for internet or technology companies, product counseling related to global consumer protection, marketing, privacy, data security and intellectual property law

  3. Analytical and problem solving skills as well as communication skills

    1. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

    2. Domestic and international travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar.

  2. Experience with payments and financial regulatory issues

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.