Paralegal (Secondment at Facebook)

Business Name: 
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Type of Position: 
Full-Time Job
Grade Level: 
Menlo Park, CA
Days/Hours per Week: 
37.5 Hours per week plus overtime as needed
Pay Range: 

Akin Gump provides administrative and professional staff with competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, including the following:


competitive salaries, adjustments based on performance

paid overtime to non-exempt employees

discretionary merit bonuses

referral bonus program

paid time off

10 paid holidays annually

Health and Welfare Benefits:

choice of medical, dental and vision plans designed to fit individual needs, including coverage for dependents and spouse/domestic partners

firm-supplemented health reimbursement account for plan participants

flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses

commuter benefits

employee assistance program

health advocate services

wellness program

short-term paid medical leave and adoption leave

firm-paid life insurance

firm-paid long-term disability insurance

supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, including coverage options for dependents and spouse/domestic partners

back-up dependent care services

LASIK surgery discounts

Flexible work arrangements

Duration of Position: 


Position Description: 

Office: Silicon Valley

Department: Ethics and Compliance Team at Facebook

Reports To: Assigned Attorney(s), Regulatory Practice Manager, Local Manager at Client Site

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Schedule: Core Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required to fulfill responsibilities

Akin Gump is looking for an organized, ambitious candidate who is interested in gaining incredible exposure to the emerging technology and legal fields. This is a unique opportunity to work with Akin Gump and Facebook as a contract paralegal in Facebook's Global Trade Compliance group for a year. This partnership provides applicants with the best of both worlds: in-house experience with a cutting edge company and the support of an AM Law 100 firm. We are looking for someone with solid academic credentials and a proven work history of proactive, organized, and creative thinking. In return, this opportunity is an impressive resume builder and networking opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in law and/or want to explore the Silicon Valley environment.

After the opportunity ends, applicants are welcome to apply to any existing opportunity at Akin Gump they may be qualified for.


Position Responsibilities: 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties are performed throughout every work day, as necessary):
• Undertake a variety of legal research and regulatory monitoring projects. 
• Maintain a running trackers of all those cases, matters, projects 
• Work with our team to ensure that all new cases are entered in the tracker and are updated regularly
• Assis with preparing regulatory filings 
• Triage requests for non-standard contract terms 
• Support audit and assessment activities
• Acts as notary for regulatory filings 
• Administer compliance training 
• Maintain case management projects, legal research library, etc. 
• Anticipate and assume responsibility for different staffing needs.

OTHER ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Duties are performed periodically, as necessary):
• Travel, as required by the Practice and/or client.

Required Qualifications: 

• BA/BS degree required

Preferred Qualifications: 

 3-4 years of work experience required, preferably as a paralegal or related profession

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled