Associate General Counsel, Data Protection

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Associate General Counsel, Data Protection
Meta seeks a highly motivated and experienced team player for a senior role on the Meta Ireland Data Protection legal team. The role is a great opportunity for any candidate who is keen to tackle some of today’s toughest and important legal challenges in this cutting-edge area of law. The successful candidate will be joining a growing international legal team and working on issues in a vibrant, fast-paced environment. The role will focus on providing legal advice to internal stakeholders and business teams in order to identify and mitigate legal risk, engaging with regulators both proactively and reactively and developing pragmatic, robust approaches to support product development and privacy and data protection at Meta Ireland. The ideal candidate will have strong experience advising on data protection compliance issues, good judgement, a strong work ethic, and a keen interest in learning about new technologies and areas of the law. The role will be located in Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin or Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan or Madrid. The role may require some international travel. Meta 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.
Associate General Counsel, Data Protection Responsibilities
  • Experience developing innovative and pragmatic approaches to complex legal challenges accounting for factual and jurisdictional nuance
  • Ability to independently, quickly and accurately assess legal, practical and business risks and to present this advice to legal and non-legal leadership personnel
  • Proven ability to successfully manage large-scale projects and lead on complex matters
  • Flexibility and eagerness to work on a broad range of legal matters in collaboration with wider legal team on European regulatory and litigation matters and liaising with regulators
  • Coordinate with public policy and communications colleagues on external communication, policy and product development, and enforcement decisions
  • Monitor and respond to developments in data protection and information security (i.e., new laws, regulations, important judgements, regulatory guidance, etc.)
  • Passion for and understanding of technology
Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified to practice law in at least one EU jurisdiction
  • In-depth knowledge of legal issues in the area of online social media platforms including an excellent understanding of GDPR and data protection laws
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant post-qualification legal experience (e.g. at a law firm or as in-house counsel)
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organisational skills
  • Proven ability to successfully manage large-scale projects
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