Lead Counsel, WhatsApp (Business Products)

Menlo Park, California, US

This position will support our business team and will involve a wide-range of global work related to general business advice, growth, marketing, transactions and products in support of a number of WhatsApp’s initiatives. You must have flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and organizational needs. In addition, you must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, small but growing environment and work proactively with various teams, including the business, marketing, product management, engineering, finance, tax, policy, communications and customer support teams. This is a full-time position based in WhatsApp’s offices in Menlo Park, California.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic and tactical legal advice to our business team to support their growth, marketing, transactions and product objectives.
  • Support and negotiate a wide-range of partnership, commercial, product and other transactions.
  • Counsel on product development and regulatory issues related to a number of WhatsApp’s initiatives to better connect users with businesses.
  • Collaborate with the business, marketing, product management, engineering, finance, tax, policy, communications and customer support teams.
  • Support other areas as necessary, including support of monetization and commerce initiatives.
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required.

Minimum Qualification

  • J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar.
  • 5+ years of combined law firm and/or in-house experience with internet or technology companies.
  • Experience taking on projects involving unfamiliar subject matters.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience supporting a global business team in the areas of growth, monetization and commerce.
  • Experience with commercial transactions and product/regulatory counseling related to global telecom, monetization, commerce/payments, marketing, consumer protection, privacy, data security and intellectual property law.


WhatsApp 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, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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