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Facebook Lead Counsel, Facebook Reality Labs (Augmented Reality) in Burlingame, California


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 is hiring an experienced attorney to support the launch of augmented reality features and services for mobile and future wearable devices. The attorney will be part of the legal team supporting Facebook Reality Labs, which is building the future of connection within virtual and augmented reality.

In this role, you will advise executives, program managers and engineers on legal issues presented by augmented reality content and commerce, mobile applications, privacy and intellectual property. You will also negotiate technology transactions for teams in these areas. You will work with cross-functional partners both within Facebook’s legal department (such as privacy legal, compliance, M&A, and competition teams) and outside of it (such as policy, communications, and privacy & trust teams). You will join a rapidly growing team of talented lawyers and professionals which values diversity, and which emphasizes continuous development and career growth.

Required Skills:

  1. Providing product teams with legal advice across many subject areas, such as IP issues surrounding augmented content, privacy and data protection laws, device apps and terms of service, and other global legal frameworks

  2. Leading technology transactions, including licensing, development, and partnership agreements

  3. Coordinating with privacy, public policy, communications and other cross-functional teams on multi-disciplinary issues

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 5+ years of legal experience as an attorney, including at a law firm or in-house experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience as product or commercial counsel for mobile or augmented reality applications

  2. In-house experience working for a consumer product or technology company

  3. Experience advising on a wide range of legal areas as they relate to software product or app feature development and launch

  4. Experience in IP issues affecting augmented reality content

  5. Experience in privacy

  6. Experience in technology transactions

  7. Experience in technical aspects of software and/or consumer electronics

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.