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Facebook Associate General Counsel, Inbound & Development in Austin, Texas


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook seeks a highly-motivated, team player to serve as Associate General Counsel on the Commercial Legal team for Inbound and Development in Facebook's Austin, Texas office. This full-time position will work with a wide variety of teams across the company. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Structure, draft and negotiate a broad range of agreements including software licensing, purchasing, maintenance, cooperative development, professional services and other agreements for a wide array of internal teams including Engineering, Benefits, Events, Payments teams

  2. Assume primary responsibility for all legal issues related to these contracts, including risk management

  3. Provide strategic business and legal advice to develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to our relationships with key partners and vendors

  4. Primary responsibility for resolution of legal issues that arise in our commercial relationships

  5. Contribute to the continuous development and improvement of the Commercial Legal team and its processes

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one U.S. state bar

  2. 8+ years of commercial transactions experience, including experience with internet business and legal issues

  3. Experience with European Data Protection regulations

  4. Technology experience (software licensing, product development, intellectual property, etc.)

  5. Drafting and negotiation experience

  6. Experience communicating with business leadership

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters

  2. Exceptional client management skills

  3. Hardworking, well-organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure

  4. Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.