Associate General Counsel, Litigation

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

Airbnb is seeking a highly qualified senior attorney with deep experience in litigation and regulatory work  for our risk and regulatory group. The Associate General Counsel, Litigation will report to Airbnb’s Associate General Counsel, Global Risk and Regulatory. This role will include litigation and regulatory investigations. This job is for you if you enjoy ambiguity, love working on some complex legal and regulatory issues, and believe that a company can change the world by encouraging immersive travel. You work well with business people, you have an upbeat positive attitude, love to laugh and shy away from drama. You have worked extensively on litigation and regulatory investigations. Background should demonstrate an attention to detail and experience in a role involving access to highly sensitive and confidential information. 

As Associate General Counsel, Litigation you will : 

  • Be responsible for a diverse range of litigation, regulatory, and operations matters in a wide range of practice areas and in numerous jurisdictions. 
  • Manage litigation and conduct regulatory investigations. 
  • Provide advice and counsel to various internal clients to proactively address and resolve potential disputes while providing risk mitigation advice to business clients and supporting business objectives. 
  • Provide advice and counsel to various legal teams and work closely with other attorneys, compliance personnel and public policy experts to help solve complex problems. 
  • Review and analyze legal risks for Airbnb, including on development of products and services. 
  • Devise processes and procedures to help support a rapidly-growing, global business. 


  • J.D. or foreign equivalent from an accredited law school, with strong academic record. 
  • Demonstrated record for success strategizing, handling and managing complex litigation and regulatory matters. 
  • Licensed attorney with 15+ years of experience in a law firm and/or an in-house legal department handling complex litigation and regulatory matters, ideally including interaction with regulators and/or policy-makers. 
  • Strong litigation and regulatory investigation experience is a must and antitrust, platform liability, policy and regulatory experience is highly desired. 
  • Broad base of substantive law relating to high technology companies. 
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, quick thinking, pragmatic business oriented advice and ability to properly balance risks and business reward; ability to craft legal solutions in novel ways is essential.
  • Highly motivated, efficient, and organized; able to juggle multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment, both collaborating as a team and working independently 
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to advocate for a position while maintaining open-minded approach. 
  • Interest in expanding scope of your practice to diverse areas of law as legal team grows and matures. 
  • Passion for travel, home sharing and deep appreciation for Airbnb community. 
  • Good sense of humor, disdain for drama and desire to get things done.

The base pay for this role is between $225,000 and $320,000. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: education, experience, and skills. 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.

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