Litigation Counsel - EMEA Disputes (London, Dublin)

Litigation Counsel - EMEA Disputes (London, Dublin)
Meta seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as Litigation Counsel for the EMEA region in the litigation team. You will be deeply involved with and assist in the defence of both complex litigation matters including class actions and smaller individual claims as well as advising internal teams on legal risks. The role requires good judgment, a proven track record of dealing with complex litigation, a strong work ethic, and a keen interest in learning about new technologies and areas of the law. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in a fast-paced, fun environment. 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.
Litigation Counsel - EMEA Disputes (London, Dublin) Responsibilities
  • Direct and collaborate with outside counsel on multiple litigation matters, including those with a data protection focus
  • Provide legal advice and assist in managing all phases of complex litigation matters, including conducting investigations, as well as independently running a docket of smaller matters
  • Assist in developing litigation strategies in relation to high-profile, precedent setting matters pending before national and European courts
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams on public policy, content and privacy policy, product, intermediary liability, data privacy and wider commercial issues
  • Develop creative approaches to managing legal risks and resolving disputes, being a core team player and actively looking for opportunities to help develop and improve processes and team know how.
  • Ensure work product of the highest quality that furthers Meta's strategic goals
Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified lawyer with 3+ years PQE in a law firm or in-house
  • Strong litigation experience, including experience dealing with matters before higher and/or appellate courts, ideally across multiple jurisdictions. If you are in private practice, you should work in a relevant litigation department and have gained a range of relevant experience, in-house you should work on litigation as a core part of your role.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines with thoroughness and accuracy
  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to work on projects in other areas
  • Familiarity with Internet laws and issues, particularly GDPR and its application to online platforms, as well as a thorough understanding of the E-Commerce Directive, and a proven record of advising on these in litigation. Clear interest in the developing legislative trends in relevant areas across the European Union.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience working with internet or technology companies a plus
  • Additional language skills helpful but not essential
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