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Meta VP, Special Litigation in Washington, District Of Columbia


Meta seeks an expert litigator with experience in high stakes, complex litigation, preferably someone with experience in mass torts and/or multi-jurisdictional litigation against private litigants, State Attorney Generals and/or regulatory agencies. This role would lead a group of in-house lawyers handling a large set of litigation and regulatory matters in the US, Canada and other jurisdictions, as well as oversee the work of multiple law firms. In addition to setting and ensuring effective execution of litigation strategy, this role would also be expected to 1) communicate timely and clear updates to Legal leadership and cross-functional partners; 2) lead and coordinate across global teams working on similar issues; 3) manage budgets and costs associated with this litigation; and 4) partner with cross functional teams working on risk mitigation activities. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience leading and managing trial teams, overseeing complex, high-stakes, high-profile litigation, counseling executive stakeholders, and will possess exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills. This role will report to the VP and Deputy General Counsel of Global Litigation.

Required Skills:

VP, Special Litigation Responsibilities:

  1. Drive strategy and execution on special litigation matters, including identifying and mitigating emerging litigation threats to Meta's mission

  2. Work effectively across a team of experienced litigators and litigation support personnel, maintaining best practices in litigation management and professional development

  3. Work cross-functionally with Meta executive leadership and teams to ensure compliance with litigation-related obligations and provide timely and effective guidance on avoiding litigation risks through proactive counseling and “lessons learned” from litigated matters

  4. Oversee outside counsel partnerships, including selecting, budgeting, managing and evaluating counsel

  5. Advocate for ethics and integrity across Meta's litigation matters

  6. Accurately forecast anticipated litigation costs, raising any trends or matters expected to adversely impact the budget in a timely matter

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 15+ years of relevant legal experience, including extensive litigation management and first-chair trial experience

  2. High-profile and seasoned litigator at an organization operating in an area with significant public attention and consequences or a well-known reputation in law firm

  3. Proven track record of providing thoughtful, outside-the-box legal and strategic guidance to an executive team, both in regard to specific litigation and “big picture” results

  4. Experience with a range of substantive litigation

  5. Experience working with senior leaders as a business partner

  6. Inspirational people manager with a proven record of mentoring and leading others

  7. Demonstrated interest for high-profile, high-stakes litigation

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with the media surrounding litigation and litigation-related matters highly preferred

  2. Preferred experience with mass torts and/or multi-jurisdictional litigation including against private litigants, State AGs and/or regulatory agencies

  3. Knowledge of, and inquisitive interest in technologies (software, platforms, messaging/wireless/infrastructure, mobile and others) preferred, however technology industry experience not required

Public Compensation:

$482,000/year to $507,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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