Facebook Lead Commercial Counsel, Connectivity – Tech/Inbound in Los Angeles, California


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 Counsel on the Commercial Legal team for Mobile, AI and Connectivity. This full-time position will work primarily with Facebook Connectivity and potentially other teams across the company. The ideal candidate will be diligent and proactive, and has demonstrated excellent legal and business judgement, technical acumen and strategic thinking, along with the ability to work independently and cross-functionally. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Structure, draft and negotiate a broad range of agreements including software licensing, evaluation, OEM/ODM agreements, hardware commodity purchasing, maintenance, cooperative development, professional services and other agreements for Facebook Connectivity

  2. Assume primary responsibility for all legal issues related to these contracts, including risk management

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

  4. Collaborate with IP counsel, compliance counsel, and other counsel and groups to ensure that identified risk is managed, and business models are appropriately established

  5. Primary responsibility for resolution of legal issues that arise in our commercial relationships

  6. Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the Commercial Legal team and its processes

  7. Counsel Facebook Connectivity on above areas including strategy, planning and operational efficiency for commercial transactions

  8. Potentially manage and direct outside counsel

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. JD degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar

  2. 5+ years of commercial transactions experience, including experience with Internet business and legal issues

  3. Technology experience (software licensing, product development, intellectual property, etc.)

  4. Drafting and negotiation along with business judgment and strategic thinking experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in the connectivity, aerospace, or mobile industries

  2. Experience supporting a sourcing/procurement organization

  3. Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters

  4. Interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. 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.