Senior Counsel
Product & EU Policy
Posted on 2/7/2024
Airbnb

10,001+ employees

Online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations
Company Overview
Airbnb's mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere and we are focused on creating an end-to-end travel platform that will handle every part of your trip. The company is building a worldwide timeshare marketplace.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$10B

Founded

2007

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

3%
Locations
United Kingdom
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Public Policy
CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Requirements
  • Qualified lawyer in at least one EU jurisdiction
  • 8+ years of relevant post-qualification experience at a law firm and/or in-house environment, preferably in the tech/digital space
  • Substantive knowledge and demonstrated expertise in EU consumer protection, competition and general contract law as well as relevant Brussels focused public policy, advocacy, and government relations experience
  • Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written. Proficiency in other European languages is highly desirable
  • Strong, proven ability to work cross functionally with business partners and other stakeholders
  • General experience with working in an international and multicultural working environment with geographically dispersed team members
  • A strong working knowledge of the Airbnb platform, evolving product lines, and competitive landscape
Responsibilities
  • Provide creative and business-oriented product, regulatory and compliance advice to the business, public policy, product and engineering teams on a wide range of matters including tourism, travel, consumer protection, unfair competition, e-commerce, payments, privacy and tax
  • Review and provide guidance on the launch of new products and initiatives
  • Research complex and nuanced legal issues; create, update and maintain actionable guidelines
  • Draft and manage terms of service for both supply and demand side of the Airbnb platform
  • Identify, analyze and advise on political developments and regulatory proposals in the EU and their potential impact on Airbnb’s business and products
  • Support Airbnb’s EU policy team in engaging with academia, industry associations, policy makers, regulators and other stakeholders on political and legislative developments
  • Manage and direct outside counsel in multiple jurisdictions in connection with regulatory and public policy activities and matters
Desired Qualifications
  • Proficiency in other European languages
  • Strong negotiation and “ambassadorial” skills
  • Exceptional ability to consistently deliver creative, thoughtful and business-oriented advice that appropriately balances growth and risk in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Flexibility and willingness to work with all levels of the organization, and to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Intellectually curious, open-minded, adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity and risk, and excited by dynamic change and solving problems
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, intellectual curiosity, sense of humor, and willingness to grow