WhatsApp is a fast, simple, and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 2 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.
This role involves leading and handling cutting-edge and complex legal projects and matters. 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 collaboratively and proactively with the legal teams well as other internal and external stakeholders.
Director & Associate General Counsel, Product (WhatsApp) Responsibilities
Provide strategic and tactical legal advice to our business team to support WhatsApp monetization and commerce initiatives
Provide legal advice across many subject areas including data protection laws and regulations, intermediary liability, consumer protection laws, and other global legal frameworks
Coordinate with public policy, communications, product management, engineering, product marketing, customer operations, and other cross-functional teams on external communications, policy development, product development, and product launches
Counsel on product development and regulatory issues related to a number of WhatsApp business initiatives.
Lead consensus-building and drive coordination with other members of the Legal team
Manage a growing team of attorneys
Travel domestically and internationally as required
J.D. degree (or foreign equivalent) and membership in at least one US state bar
12+ years of legal experience
Experience taking on projects involving unfamiliar subject matters
Experience developing approaches to legal challenges while providing business-focused legal advice
Experience managing a team
Experience working with mobile and other Internet and technology companies
Experience supporting a global business team in the areas of growth, monetization and commerce
Experience dealing with regulatory environments, including engagement experiences and relationships with applicable privacy, consumer protection, and telecom regulatory bodies