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Counsel, Litigation & Privacy

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Company Description

Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and—most importantly—affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 60 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 250,000 merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market.

We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you’ve been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.



Job Description

Wish is looking for a dynamic attorney to join our team as Counsel, Litigation & Privacy. This role will report to the Head of US Legal and will be responsible for handling both global litigation and data privacy matters. 

Litigation:  the attorney will handle various stages of the litigation process, including initial case assessment, factual investigation, discovery, third-party subpoenas, briefings, ADR, and supervising and collaborating with outside counsel. Privacy: the attorney will advise business stakeholders on compliance with data privacy laws and data protection strategies. 

The ideal candidate is: highly organized; able to collaborate effectively with other teams and departments; able to plan and execute projects of all sizes and durations; knowledgeable in US and EU privacy law; naturally curious and a regular user of e-commerce apps; an effective researcher able to develop creative solutions to challenging issues; and comfortable pitching in on any legal task or project with a “no task is too big or small” attitude. 

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Privacy 

    • Analyze the products, features, and systems that Wish engineering builds to help protect the privacy of Wish Merchants and Users and ensure compliance with global privacy regulations;

    • Provide legal advice across subject areas including data protection, privacy, consumer protection, and advertising;

    • Collaborate with commercial counsel to draft, review, and negotiate product team contracts and relevant provisions of various other contracts.

  • Litigation 

    • Contribute to a wide range of defensive and affirmative pre-litigation and litigation issues across varied subject matters, both domestically and internationally;

    • Lead and manage litigation or pre-litigation disputes, including overseeing outside counsel;

    • Manage internal processes and tools related to litigation, including existing and new eDiscovery and litigation-management tools;

    • Conduct legal research as needed;

    • Conduct factual investigations, including witness and employee interviews as needed;

    • Draft and manage litigation holds and internal tools relating to the same. Oversee document collections and manage ESI;

    • Draft meet and confer letters and/or pre-litigation correspondence to opposing party and/or counsel;

    • Draft, revise and manage Wish’s Merchant and User Terms of Service domestic and globally. Manage case files and email correspondence.

  • In House Legal Operations 

    • Learn the Wish business, issue-spot potential risks areas as they may arise, and communicate effectively with Legal and non-Legal teams;

    • Work with internal stakeholders to identify risk areas and develop systems and procedures to manage and reduce risk;

    • Educate US-based and global business partners on key commercial, legal, policy, and other considerations, including providing follow-up information to internal stakeholders to ensure timely performance and compliance with legal obligations, including under contract;

    • Support the internal contract approval process and help to deliver continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes.



Qualifications
  • J.D. (or foreign equivalent) with membership in at least one US state bar.
  • 4+ years of legal experience either in-house or with a reputable law firm.
  • Experience advising clients on complex legal issues including privacy, data use and/or related regulatory matters in a variety of jurisdictions.
  • Ability to multi-task and efficiently manage numerous matters under time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Organized, with an attention to detail.
  • The desire to have ownership over complex legal issues and a portfolio of cases/matters.
  • Mature, self-starter who sees matters/cases through to the end.
  • Flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced, innovative and demanding environment.
  • Sound and practical business judgment, intellectual creativity, work ethic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to professionalism.
  • Sense of humor and ability to not take yourself too seriously.

Preferred Skills:

  • In-house experience at a consumer-facing technology company.
  • CIPP (or some other relevant privacy qualification).
  • Prior experience as a judicial clerk.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to e-commerce or platforms/marketplaces.
  • Comfortable with Legal Operations-related tools and systems.
  • ESI experience and experience with online review platforms.
  • Project-management experience.
  • Experience with cross-border disputes or international matters.

Here at Wish, you are joining a team and company at a time of growth and transformation. You will love being surrounded by people who are as passionate as you are about e-commerce, technology, and a data-driven culture. Even if you don't meet 100% of the above, we encourage you to still apply!



Additional Information

Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider employment for qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Individuals applying for positions at Wish, including California residents, can see our privacy policy here.

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