Commercial Counsel

Snap Inc.
Los Angeles
May 22, 2023
Jun 19, 2023
Contract Type

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company's three core products are Snapchat , a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio , an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles .

The Legal & Policy Team is Snap's dedicated in–house law firm, policy consultant, lobbyist, thought partner, and all–around advisor. This team helps Snap do the right thing the right way, make better decisions, understand and manage risks, and creatively navigate challenges, both external and internal. We partner with Snap team members on a wide array of matters, including privacy, product, IP, commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment acquisitions, litigation, policy, and social impact. We value the power of diversity, as we continually strive to build an innovative and inclusive leadership culture centered on Snap's values of Kind, Smart, and Creative.

We're looking for a Counsel to join the Commercial Legal team at Snap Inc.!

What you'll do:

Play a key role in Snap's commercial transactions and advise teams throughout the company on legal issues spanning the breadth of Snap's products and services.

Draft, maintain, negotiate, review, and interpret agreements covering a broad range of Snap's commercial activities around the world.

Analyze and advise on complex commercial legal issues, including those related to data privacy, intellectual property, finance, employee benefits, security, technology. development, data licensing, SaaS, corporate communications, and philanthropy.

Provide tactical and strategic legal advice to Snap business and product teams related to commercial transactions.

Advise business clients on Snap policies, business strategy, and legal issues and risks.

Assist in creating and improving agreements, templates, and policies for Snap as we develop new products and enter new markets.

Handle multiple deals and support colleagues to ensure business initiatives are completed accurately and on time.

Exercise sound judgment when negotiating business and legal terms.

Coordinate cross–functionally with colleagues from every part of the company.

Handle projects at the discretion of the leads of the Snap Legal Commercial team.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, negotiation, and drafting skills.

Excellent legal and business judgment, critical thinking, and the ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously.

Ability to drive collaboration and share knowledge and expertise.

Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.

Ability to accommodate timelines in a fast–paced environment.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly.

Minimum Qualifications:

J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school.

An active membership in a United States state bar, or otherwise qualified to be a registered in–house counsel under California's multi–jurisdictional practice program.

4+ years of practicing law in–house or at a law firm.

Preferred Qualifications:

4+ years of transactional legal experience either at a global law firm or in–house, including experience providing legal support for general commercial, technology, licensing, professional services, and SaaS transactions.


In the United States, work locations are assigned a pay zone which determines the salary range for the position. The successful candidate's starting pay will be determined based on job–related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These pay zones may be modified in the future.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a "default together" approach and expect our team members to work in an office at least 80% of the time (an average of 4 days per week).

If you are not based in the same location(s) listed for this role and are open to relocation, we encourage you to apply to take advantage of our generous relocation policy.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don't be shy and contact us at .

Our Benefits : Snap Inc. is its own community, so we've got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap's long–term success!

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