Facebook – Lead Regulatory Litigation Counsel

Posted on 2nd March 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Regulatory
Location London
Deadline 5th May 2021

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Facebook seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as Lead Litigation Counsel for EMEA. You will manage significant and complex contentious regulatory matters and litigation, and advise internal teams on legal risks, particularly on contentious data protection matters. We are particularly looking for someone with strong written and oral advocacy skills. The role requires good judgment, a strong work ethic, a keen interest in learning about new technologies, and the ability to explain those technologies in concise and accessible ways to complainants, regulators and judges. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in a fast-paced, fun environment. This role is to be based in London and with a UK focus, although there will be opportunities to work on cases across EMEA.Facebook welcomes applications from the widest range of individuals eligible to apply and particularly encourages applications from those who would increase the diversity of the company.

Lead Regulatory Litigation Counsel Responsibilities

  • Guide and execute litigation strategy in relation to high-profile, precedent setting matters with the potential for reaching the highest appellate courts


  • Advise cross-functional teams on litigation strategy on a wide variety of topics, particularly relating to privacy and data protection issues


  • Develop strategic approaches to managing regulatory risks and resolving disputes


  • Draft responses on factually and legally complex issues to complainants and regulatory inquiries


  • Supervise and direct outside counsel on multiple complex litigation and contentious regulatory matters


  • Work closely with outside counsel to produce written submissions to regulators and courts of the highest quality

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in legal drafting, advocacy and communication skills


  • Qualified lawyer with 5+ years PQE in a law firm or in-house, including extensive experience dealing with matters before higher and/or appellate courts, ideally across multiple jurisdictions


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines


  • Prior experience of litigating data protection issues preferred although candidates should be flexible and willing to work on projects in a wide variety of areas


  • Passion for technology and innovation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of regulatory litigation and administrative law


  • Prior experience working with internet or technology companies


  • Knowledge of, or fluency in, other European languages a plus


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