Associate General Counsel, Product & Integrity (WhatsApp)

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Associate General Counsel, Product & Integrity (WhatsApp)
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WhatsApp is a fast, simple, and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 2 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world. This role involves leading and handling cutting-edge and complex integrity legal projects and matters. You must have flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs. In addition, you must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, small but growing environment and work collaboratively and proactively with the legal teams well as other internal and external stakeholders.
Associate General Counsel, Product & Integrity (WhatsApp) Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic and tactical legal advice to our business team to support WhatsApp central and business integrity, internal infra and privacy initiatives
  • Serve as the company’s subject matter expert on legal obligations related to online safety and integrity issues such as child safety, real world harm, and violation of our policies
  • Support Legal and Public Policy teams’ engagement with regulators and legislators on safety & integrity issues
  • Provide legal advice across many subject areas including data protection laws and regulations, intermediary liability, consumer protection laws, WhatsApp terms of service/policies, and other global legal frameworks applicable to WhatsApp
  • Coordinate with public policy, communications, product management, engineering, product marketing, customer operations, and other cross-functional teams on safety & integrity matters, external communications, policy development, product development, and product launches
  • Counsel on product development and regulatory issues related to a number of WhatsApp business initiatives
  • Lead consensus-building and drive coordination with other members of the Legal team
Minimum Qualifications
  • J.D. degree or equivalent, and membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • 8+ years of combined law firm and/or in-house experience with internet or technology companies
  • Experience with product, privacy or regulatory counseling related to the above subject areas
  • Experience successfully taking on projects involving unfamiliar subject matters, and working effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Experience developing approaches to legal challenges while providing business-focused legal advice
  • Interpersonal skills with commitment to professionalism and collegiality
  • Experience leading cross-functional efforts and experience working on multiple projects
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience advising technology or telecommunications companies on regulatory, safety and security matters, investigations, policy and/or criminal process
  • Experience working on business-facing or enterprise software/platform
  • Experience working with Safety NGOs such as NCMEC and industry trade associations
  • Experience with CDA 230, 18 USC §2258A, SESTA-FOSTA, and other user generated content-based regulations
  • Experience working with U.S. and international law enforcement authorities
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $227,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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