VP, Special Litigation

VP, Special Litigation
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Meta seeks an expert litigator with experience in high stakes, complex litigation, preferably someone with experience in mass torts and/or multi-jurisdictional litigation against private litigants, State Attorney Generals and/or regulatory agencies. This role would lead a group of in-house lawyers handling a large set of litigation and regulatory matters in the US, Canada and other jurisdictions, as well as oversee the work of multiple law firms. In addition to setting and ensuring effective execution of litigation strategy, this role would also be expected to 1) communicate timely and clear updates to Legal leadership and cross-functional partners; 2) lead and coordinate across global teams working on similar issues; 3) manage budgets and costs associated with this litigation; and 4) partner with cross functional teams working on risk mitigation activities. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience leading and managing trial teams, overseeing complex, high-stakes, high-profile litigation, counseling executive stakeholders, and will possess exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills. This role will report to the VP and Deputy General Counsel of Global Litigation.
VP, Special Litigation Responsibilities
  • Drive strategy and execution on special litigation matters, including identifying and mitigating emerging litigation threats to Meta's mission
  • Work effectively across a team of experienced litigators and litigation support personnel, maintaining best practices in litigation management and professional development
  • Work cross-functionally with Meta 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 Meta's litigation matters
  • Accurately forecast anticipated litigation costs, raising any trends or matters expected to adversely impact the budget in a timely matter
Minimum Qualifications
  • 15+ years of relevant legal experience, including extensive litigation management and first-chair trial experience
  • High-profile and seasoned litigator at an organization operating in an area with significant public attention and consequences or a well-known reputation in law firm
  • 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 a range of substantive litigation
  • Experience working with senior leaders as a business partner
  • Inspirational people manager with a proven record of mentoring and leading others
  • Demonstrated interest for high-profile, high-stakes litigation
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with the media surrounding litigation and litigation-related matters highly preferred
  • Preferred experience with mass torts and/or multi-jurisdictional litigation including against private litigants, State AGs and/or regulatory agencies
  • Knowledge of, and inquisitive interest in technologies (software, platforms, messaging/wireless/infrastructure, mobile and others) preferred, however technology industry experience not required
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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$482,000/year to $507,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Individual compensation is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base hourly rate, monthly rate, or annual salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base compensation, Meta offers benefits. Learn more about benefits at Meta.
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