Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Global Litigation Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic counseling and advice to the General Counsel and other executives of the company as a key member of the Legal leadership team.
  • Drive strategy and execution on litigation matters in the United States and around the world, including identifying and mitigating emerging litigation threats to Facebooks mission.
  • Develop and manage a large team of experienced litigators and litigation support personnel, maintaining best practices in litigation management and professional development.
  • Work cross-functionally with Facebook executive leadership and teams to ensure compliance with litigation-related obligations, and provide timely and effective guidance on avoiding litigation risks through proactive counseling and lessons learned from litigated matters.
  • Oversee outside counsel partnerships, including selecting, budgeting, managing and evaluating counsel.
  • Advocate for ethics and integrity across Facebooks litigation matters.
  • Accurately forecast anticipated litigation costs, timely raising any trends or matters expected to adversely impact budget.
  • Represent Facebook in industry and professional organizations and in litigation-related legislative and regulatory lobbying activities as appropriate.
  • Provide thought leadership on the delivery of legal services and Facebooks strategic priorities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • J.D. (or foreign equivalent) with membership in at least one U.S. state bar.
  • 15+ years of relevant legal experience, including extensive litigation management and first chair experience.
  • Proven track record of providing thoughtful, outside-the-box legal and strategic guidance to an executive team, both in regard to specific litigation and big picture results.
  • Experience with substantive litigation including privacy, antitrust/competition, securities, intellectual property, electronic discovery, and class action experience.
  • Inspiring people manager with a proven record of mentoring and leading a diverse team globally.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A high-profile litigator at an organization operating in an area with significant public attention and consequences or a well-known reputation in a top tier law firm. Experience with the media surrounding litigation and litigation-related matters strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and inquisitive interest in technologies (software, platforms, messaging/wireless/infrastructure, mobile and others) preferred, however technology industry experience not required.

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