Lead Counsel, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
1 日前

Facebook is seeking a talented and flexible generalist lawyer to join the APAC legal team as Lead Counsel, Japan. This role involves handling cutting-edge and complex legal projects across regulatory issues - including privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, antitrust, consumer protection, e-commerce and FinTech, IOT - with a primary focus on Japan and requires working with a range of cross functional experts in the legal, policy and communications teams.

The ideal candidate will have excellent legal and business judgment, legal acumen, strategic thinking, project management, stakeholder management experience and the ability to work across diverse teams and subject matters.

This is an opportunity to support the Facebook family of Apps, products and services and to work on novel legal issues at the forefront of technology in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

This is a full-time position based in Tokyo, Japan.Lead Counsel, Japan Responsibilities

  • Advise on legal matters relating to Japan in collaboration with the APAC and global legal teams, as well as public policy and communications.
  • Represent the company in connection with regulatory inquiries by regulators in Japan, as necessary.
  • Develop pro-regulatory strategies to engage and work with with legislators and governments in Japan to develop new legislation and regulatory frameworks.
  • Advisory and project management responsibility with respect to a broad range of legal subjects including corporate, commercial, regulatory, IP and employment matters.
  • Participation in other projects (both Asia and global based) as directed.
  • Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant legal experience, either at a law firm or in-house with at least three years at top-tier US, UK or Japanese law firm.
  • JD , LLB, or equivalent degree and a good standing membership in at least one bar.
  • Native or near-native fluency in verbal and written Japanese and English communication skills required.
  • Business judgment and client counseling experience advising clients in a wide variety of subject matters.
  • In-house experience in Japan at a US-headquartered company a plus.
  • Experience prioritizing work and providing advice under tight deadlines.
  • LocationsData CenterAbout the Facebook company 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.


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