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Reconnect Program Lawyer — WhatsApp Product Counsel

WhatsApp is the world's fastest growing communication service with over 1 billion active users globally. We help bring friends, families, communities, soccer groups, storm chasers and millions of others together. We are just getting started. We are looking for the best individuals to grow and support this incredible community of users. WhatsApp has been ranked as one of the Top 25 Most Downloaded apps in over 100 countries on the App Store and has received over 1 billion installs on Google Play.

WhatsApp seeks an attorney with a passion for learning, who has taken a meaningful career break for personal or other reasons, and is looking to participate in a 6-month program designed to help attorneys “onramp” back into the legal profession. You will assist the product counseling team with projects related to the development and distribution of WhatsApp’s messaging services for both consumers and businesses. We desire a team player with good judgment, collaborative bent, and experience in any of the following areas: global privacy and consumer protection frameworks, intermediary liability, safety and integrity on social networks and electronic communications platforms, payments, law enforcement, or security. This is a great opportunity to work on novel issues in a fast-paced, fun environment. This position is a temporary contractor position based in Menlo Park.


Providing legal advice to engineering, product management, trust and safety, and business teams on development and design of WhatsApp’s services.
Work with cross-functional teams on regulatory, commercial, privacy, and policy issues
Develop creative approaches to managing legal risks and resolving disputes
Ensure work product of the highest quality that furthers the company’s mission, principles, and strategic goals

Minimum Qualifications

5+ years of relevant experience
Significant career pause to focus on personal responsibilities or other interests and is now looking to return to the legal profession or transition industries in some capacity
Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment and make sound judgments under tight deadlines
JD and California bar membership and in good standing
Passion for technology, innovation, and community

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