Facebook Product IP 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 seeks a highly motivated team player with a passion for online intellectual property issues to serve as Product IP Counsel. This position will report to the Associate General Counsel for Product IP and will work closely with product, engineering, policy, operations, and business teams, as well as other legal department subgroups. This role will tackle cutting-edge IP issues on a global scale for Facebook, Instagram, and other affiliated companies and platforms. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and make an impact in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Supporting product and engineering teams at Facebook and its affiliates by providing guidance on a wide range of IP issues inherent in new and evolving products and features, both from a direct and secondary liability perspective

  2. Instruct and work closely with a global network of outside counsel on developing solutions to identified IP issues

  3. Provide IP support on complex commercial transactions

  4. Assist with developing strategy for, and support of, IP litigation matters as needed

  5. Generally collaborate with other members of the legal team (regulatory, corporate, privacy, etc.) to ensure business needs are met in a streamlined and timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. JD with membership in at least 1 state bar

  2. 3+ years of legal experience, either in-house or at a law firm

  3. Experience with copyright law, trademark law, secondary liability issues and laws in the US and abroad (e.g. DMCA, CDA, E-Commerce Directive, etc.)

  4. Experience working with web 2.0, social networking, and other Internet companies

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Product counseling experience

  2. Music and media experience

  3. Demonstrated interest in new and evolving technologies

  4. A great sense of humor and a strong desire to contribute to the success of a high-performing team

  5. Experience operating independently and effectively juggling multiple projects from clients

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.