Facebook Lead Corporate Counsel 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 is seeking a talented Lead Counsel to join the Legal department's corporate team. You must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment and work proactively with various teams across the organization, including Corporate Development, Integration, Finance and Human Resources. This is a full-time position based in Menlo Park and will report to the Director and Associate General Counsel, Corporate.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead and execute domestic and international M&A transactions, including coordination of legal strategy, negotiation, due diligence and integration

  2. Partner with corporate development, finance and integration teams and manage cross-functional legal experts to execute transactions

  3. Support major M&A transactions and complex strategic initiatives

  4. Lead other corporate transactions including investments and joint ventures

  5. Coordinate and manage outside domestic and international corporate counsel

  6. Support and manage internal corporate initiatives and policies

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 5+ years of legal experience

  3. Corporate and transactional experience with public and private companies, emphasis on M&A, investments, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions

  4. Organizational experience and strategic thinking, and experience working with cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. In-house experience

  2. Cross-border and international experience

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.