Lead Litigation Regulatory Counsel

(Paris, France)

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Facebook seeks a highly motivated, team player to serve as Lead Litigation Counsel for EMEA. You will manage significant and complex multi-national litigation and contentious regulatory matters and advise internal teams on legal risks. The role requires good judgment, 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 fast-paced, fun environment. This role is based in Paris and will require both business fluent English and French language skills. Please apply to the role with a CV in English to be considered for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and direct outside counsel on multiple complex litigation and contentious regulatory matters, including matters pending before the CJEU
  • Guide and execute litigation strategy in relation to high-profile, precedent setting matters pending before national and European courts
  • Advise cross-functional teams on litigation strategy on a wide variety of topics, including data protection, consumer protection, public policy, and platform, product & content policies
  • Develop strategic approaches to managing regulatory and policy legal risks and resolving disputes
  • Manage response to consumer protection and other regulatory inquiries.
  • Assisting the French sales team on data protection and privacy related queries
Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified lawyer with 5+ years PQE in a law firm or in-house
  • Excellent credentials from top law school
  • 5+ years litigation experience, including extensive experience dealing with matters before higher and/or appellate courts, ideally across multiple jurisdictions
  • Specific experience of regulatory litigation preferred
  • Prior experience working with internet or technology companies a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines
  • Candidates must be flexible and willing to work on projects in other areas
  • Passion for technology and innovation
  • Business fluency in both English and French
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