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Commercial Counsel

$168,000- $252,000/ year
Posted May 01
Full Time
On Site
Los Angeles, California

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, and 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 Commercial Counsel to join the Legal Team at Snap Inc.!

  • What you’ll do:
    • Draft, negotiate, review, and interpret agreements covering a range of Snap’s commercial activities around the world, including a broad range of vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, master services agreements, data processing agreements, multinational supplier agreements, IP licensing and cloud computing (SaaS/IaaS/PaaS) agreements, partnership and collaboration agreements, ad tech and measurement agreements, and supply chain purchase agreements
    • Provide strategic advice to Snap business and product leaders related to commercial transactions
    • Advise business clients on company 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
    • Exercise sound judgment when negotiating business and legal terms
    • Support colleagues to ensure business initiatives are completed accurately and on timeCoordinate 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, integrity and ethics and the ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously
    • Ability to drive collaboration proactively and enjoy sharing knowledge and expertise
    • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
    • Ability to accommodate tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
    • Ability to identify and resolve legal issues quickly
    • Embody and incorporate Snap’s values in all work and interactions
  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • J.D. degree
    • Membership in a United States state bar, or otherwise qualified to be a registered in-house counsel under California’s multi-jurisdictional practice program
    • 3+ years of practicing law in-house or at a law firm
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 2+ years of experience handling commercial transactions, ideally in-house at an internet or technology company

"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 4+ days per week.

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!


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.

Zone A (CA, WA, NYC):

The base salary range for this position is $168,000-$252,000 annually.

Zone B:

The base salary range for this position is $160,000-$239,000 annually.

Zone C:

The base salary range for this position is $143,000-$214,000 annually.

This position is eligible for equity in the form of RSUs.