Remote Job Description

Airbnb's Legal team embodies the company's innovative, forward-thinking spirit. At the frontier of the new sharing economy, Airbnb is breaking new ground in matters of policy, law, and government relations. Where some see obstacles, we see the opportunity to find creative, practical solutions. Our legal team is committed to building a group of talented, collaborative and self-motivated legal professionals across the globe who believe in Airbnb's mission and leading as a 21st century company.

The Difference You Will Make:

Reporting to our Associate General Counsel for Privacy and Security, you will manage a team of lawyers in Europe, Asia, and Latin America responsible for providing privacy and data protection advice to Airbnb entities outside of the United States. Your expertise on EU data privacy laws, substantial experience with the Brazilian LGPD, and comparable privacy laws across APAC and major privacy legislation worldwide will enable you to balance Airbnb's legal risks with business strategy globally.

A Typical Day: 

  • Manage a team of lawyers responsible for ensuring that Airbnb's entities maintain compliance with the evolving global data protection laws and regulatory frameworks in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM.
  • Along with our Chief Privacy Officer's team, develop and maintain a streamlined approach for the daily workflow involved in data protection impact assessments, transfer impact assessments, record of processing activities, mechanisms for cross border data transfers, data subject requests, and controller/processor designations and obligations.
  • Translate regulatory requirements globally and synthesize into practical advice that supports Airbnb's business strategy and priorities.
  • Harmonize global privacy requirements across regions into a scalable set of requirements for Airbnb's engineering and product development teams.
  • Support our security incident response team in the evaluation of, and response to, potential data breaches including the management of regulator and user reports/ notifications as needed.

Your Expertise:

  • Law degree and at least 12 years of relevant experience in law firms, governmental agencies, and/or in-house legal departments.
  • At least 10 years of experience advising multinational consumer-facing companies on data privacy requirements outside of the United States.
  • Relevant CIPP certifications (e.g., CIPP/E, CIPP/A).
  • Strong academic credentials.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Fluency in English is essential. Additional languages are a significant advantage.
  • Ability to understand technology-driven businesses and influence effectively across a wide audience including Airbnb leadership, engineering and product teams, and members of the legal team.
  • Willingness to work with all levels of the organization, and take steps accomplish company and team goals.
  • Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills, which you will put to work both internally to foster a strong data protection culture throughout the organization and externally in the area of data privacy to maintain and enhance users' trust in Airbnb.
  • Proactive, driven and adaptable person who can, prioritize and recalibrate advice in view of shifting priorities, legal developments and risk tolerance.
  • International travel will be required in due course.
  • Willingness to work outside of traditional hours in order to collaborate with colleagues based around the world.
  • Positivity and excitement to learn and grow.
How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The starting base pay for this role is between $255,000 and $320,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.  

Your Location:

Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant will need to be based in the East Coast of United States (UTC - 5) to be able to conduct their work. Currently, employees can not be located in: Alaska, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Delaware And Rhode Island. This list is continuously being updated, please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list.  If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.