WhatsApp is seeking a highly motivated and versatile team player to serve as Lead Counsel, Product, for WhatsApp. The role requires experience in applying complex, evolving legal frameworks to new and innovative products and services and the ability to influence compliance and regulatory strategy with other legal teams across Meta. This role will focus on supporting WhatsApp monetization initiatives across a number of products and services. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work proactively and independently with various teams across the organization, including Product, Engineering, Policy, Communications and Marketing, and have experience advising on product risks in a fast-paced business environment with a rapidly-evolving legal and regulatory landscape.
Lead Counsel, Product (WhatsApp) Responsibilities:
Support high-profile and high-impact projects involving legal analysis and compliance with cross-functional stakeholders across WhatsApp’s business, policy, legal, communications, security, and other cross-functional teams, covering many subject areas, including consumer and data protection laws and regulations
Oversee outside counsel relationships
Support across and coordinate with public policy and communications colleagues on external communication, policy development, and enforcement decisions
Implement and improve the strategy and vision for advising and partnering with business teams
Directly manage client relationships with the business
J.D. degree or equivalent, and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
5+ years of legal experience
Experience working cross-functionally
Experience prioritizing work and providing advice in a fast-paced environment
Proven problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills
Prior in-house experience at a technology company, preferably with a focus on monetizing consumer and business services, including e-commerce, payments, or advertising
Experience advising clients on risk mitigation across technology product platforms
Experience in product counseling role, building and supporting products
Privacy experience, including familiarity with international data protection frameworks
$163,000/year to $224,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
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