Facebook Lead Commercial Counsel, Ads in New York, New York


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 talented, highly motivated, team player to serve as Lead Commercial Counsel to support its commercial transactions for Facebook (including Instagram and other subsidiaries). You will be drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements, including to support our advertising and marketing products, services and strategic partnerships. You will also advise clients on the various legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to commercial transactions and general operations. 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. Contract drafting, negotiation and advisory responsibilities for Facebook's (and Instagram’s and other subsidiaries’) advertising sales, marketing and creative, product, partnership and business development teams.

  2. Provide legal and strategic business advice to help develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to our relationships with key partners and the commercial aspects of our key products and programs.

  3. Commercial transaction support for other departments as required.

  4. Administration and resolution of legal issues and contract interpretation matters that arise in existing commercial relationships.

  5. Willingness and ability to manage numerous deals, meet tight deadlines, and work extended hours when necessary to complete projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. 5+ years of technology transactions experience, including in-house experience working with internet, mobile or other technology companies.

  3. Technology deal experience (technology licensing, product development, platform integrations, etc.).

  4. Drafting and negotiation experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with digital advertising, marketing and/or content creation and production.

  2. Hardworking, well organized and able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure with minimal supervision.

  3. 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.