Facebook Associate General Counsel, eDiscovery in Menlo Park, 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 and experienced professional to serve as its first eDiscovery Counsel. The position will report to Facebook's Director of Electronic Discovery Services. As a trusted member of the team, you will provide counsel and guidance on eDiscovery best practices to Facebook's global litigation, regulatory, and investigation teams.

The ideal candidate is a natural communicator who is capable of identifying risks and influencing stakeholders to align behind process improvements. You will have the opportunity to work with trusted partners to develop a review program that will optimize review and production quality and efficiency. You have great intellectual curiosity and a desire to invest time and energy into learning and growing as a subject matter expert. You have the ability to work proactively with teams to build consensus across the organization, including legal, IT and security. In addition, you have excellent judgment and are comfortable operating independently in a fast-paced environment with little to no direct involvement from leadership.

Required Skills:

  1. Apply eDiscovery subject matter expertise to meaningfully contribute to strategic planning and road map development.

  2. Bring creative approaches to managing eDiscovery risk and resolving disputes.

  3. Lead the development of a scalable review program and assist in the design and implementation of other eDiscovery templates, workflows and policies.

  4. Adapt to different working styles to create successful collaborations with eDiscovery team members, case teams, outside counsel, and vendors.

  5. Rapidly identify, analyze and address complicated issues, and distill that complexity into simple and concise communication to influence outcomes in cross-functional settings.

  6. Assist with legal-vendor management and oversight, and legal-vendor diversity efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 8+ years of work experience at a law firm or in-house with a focus on eDiscovery and litigation

  3. Experience managing projects and supervising people

  4. Experience coordinating with a variety of audiences, including legal, technical, and policy teams, and communicating across cross-functional partnerships

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Technology company experience

  2. Strategic thinker with analytical and problem-solving experience, particularly in situations that may not have clear solutions

  3. Well-developed organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

  4. Ability to think under pressure, both individually and in a team environment

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.