Facebook Lead Security Counsel, International in London, United Kingdom


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 seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as Lead Security Counsel, focusing on international matters. The position will report to the Associate General Counsel, Security. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal security team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Advise on data disclosure in response to criminal legal process and data requests around the world.

  2. Advise on infrastructure projects and criminal content take-down requests.

  3. Develop and implement effective policies for processing international legal requests and protecting user data.

  4. Develop strategic approaches to managing regulatory, criminal and policy legal risks and resolving disputes.

  5. Guide and execute litigation strategy in relation to high-profile, precedent setting law enforcement matters.

  6. Work closely with the company’s Safety and Security teams to protect the people who use our service from abuse.

  7. Support the Legal and Public Policy teams’ engagement with international regulators and legislators on safety and security policy.

  8. Collaborate with members of Public Policy, Legal, Community Operations, Product, Engineering and others on safety and security matters.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of relevant experience advising technology or telecommunication companies as in-house or outside counsel on regulatory safety and security matters, investigations, policy and criminal process.

  2. Experience engaging with regulators and legislators on regulatory, safety and security matters preferred.

  3. Previous experience providing guidance to providers in responding to law enforcement requests preferred.

  4. Experience with RIPA, the IPA, data protection and analogous international laws.

  5. Experience with Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty requests, Letters Rogatory, and other forms of international cooperation.

  6. Experience and knowledge of telecommunication regulatory frameworks desirable but not essential.

Industry: Internet