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Senior Legal Counsel, Travel

$146,250- $257,000/ year
Posted Jul 02
Full Time
On Site
Palo Alto, California

The Navan Legal Team is looking for a creative and collaborative attorney with at least 5-7 years of experience to provide legal advice and guidance to enable Navan core travel products and operations.  This position will have primary responsibility for supporting Navan’s global travel business units, including handling travel supply and partnership agreements and providing product and regulatory legal advice related to B2B commerce, online marketing, new business initiatives and other commercial and regulatory matters.  This role is ideal for a thoughtful and strategic lawyer with prior product counseling experience at a dynamic and fast-growing company.

The position is based in Palo Alto or San Francisco, California.  Navan follows a hybrid work from home model and this role will be expected to go into the office at least three days per week.


What You'll Do:

  • Provide expert, calibrated, helpful legal advice to the Navan team across US and global offices, including those in Europe, UK and Israel, on a variety of product, commercial  and regulatory issues related to Navan’s travel platform and operations.
  • Advise the product, operations and supplier strategy teams on a variety of B2B issues, which may include partnerships, privacy, travel regulation, marketing/advertising, website display and other global regulatory issues relevant to their product development priorities.
  • Review, draft and negotiate related commercial agreements, including travel supply, advertising/marketing, and technology service providers, both domestically and internationally
  • Partner with and manage outside legal counsel 
  • Contribute positively to Navan’s legal team culture and the company as a whole
  • Work with internal business partners on proactive education and planning


What We're Looking For: 

  • J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar
  • Minimum [5-7] years experience as a practicing attorney is required, prior in-house counseling experience at a technology company is a huge plus]
  • Ideal qualities include experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial transactions and a strong background in ecommerce (e.g., Internet privacy, advertising law, product counseling and other regulatory issues)
  • Clear, crisp communication skills, exceptional judgment, and a practical, business-minded approach are essential for success in this role
  • Drive for results and the ability to keep pace with Navan’s rapid global growth and fast paced culture while working on a wide range of complex, time sensitive matters with minimal supervision
  • Track record of establishing strong working relationships with business clients at all levels and within the legal department or law firm

The posted pay range represents the anticipated low and high end of the compensation for this position and is subject to change based on business need. To determine a successful candidate’s starting pay, we carefully consider a variety of factors, including primary work location, an evaluation of the candidate’s skills and experience, market demands, and internal parity.

For roles with on-target-earnings (OTE), the pay range includes both base salary and target incentive compensation. Target incentive compensation for some roles may include a ramping draw period. Compensation is higher for those who exceed targets. Candidates may receive more information from the recruiter.

Pay Range
$146,250$257,000 USD


Navan About Us

Navan is the all-in-one super app that makes travel and expense easy so you can focus on being there, not getting there. Say goodbye to spending hours on the phone trying to change your flight or saving stacks of receipts to manually input expenses. From EAs and finance teams to travel managers and employees, Navan empowers people to focus on the things that matter most to them — all while providing companies with real-time visibility, savings, and control.

Navan’s investors include visionaries like Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Ventures, Greenoaks, Zeev Ventures, and entrepreneurs Lee Fixel, Adam Bain, and Elad Gil. Valued at $9.2B, Navan is well-positioned for continued growth as it continues its takeover of the travel and expense market.

In April 2023, Navan expanded in the Indian market with the acquisition of Tripeur, a modern, people-centric corporate travel and expense management company. The group’s fifth acquisition in under two years, Tripeur joined the Navan Group alongside Spanish meetings and events specialists, Atlanta Events & Corporate Travel Consultants; Berlin-based modern travel management company, Comtravo; leading Scandinavian travel agency Resia AB; and London-based high-touch TMC, Reed & Mackay — the latter of which remains a standalone brand.

At Navan, we’re never satisfied with the status quo, and we know breakthrough ideas come from diverse perspectives. We are committed to cultivating a workplace that reflects the diversity of the customers we serve while fostering leadership and innovation. All voices are valued here and you’ll have the resources, tools, and training you’ll need to do the best work of your life.


Our Benefits

Navan provides a comprehensive benefits package tailored to support your well-being and financial security. Our offerings include generous medical plans, dental, and vision benefits with premiums covered by Navan, as well as various insurance options designed to cover each family's needs. We also prioritize your holistic wellness with perks like paid parental and bereavement leave, subsidized commuter benefits, mental health support, connectivity stipends, and even pet insurance.


Workplace Policy

Navan believes in the value of in-person connections, whether that is sitting down to have lunch with one another, taking a walking 1:1, or collaborating in a room together. The connections forged through face-to-face interactions improves company culture and drives business results. Navan invests in global office spaces — in the USGermanyFranceSpain, and the UK, among others — that feel welcoming and offers perks such as lunches and happy hours to create a strong team environment to help you do your best work. We operate on a hybrid working model, which we define as three days a week in-office. Please expect this policy for all roles that are tied to an office.


Equal Opportunity

Navan is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We prohibit any such discrimination or harassment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring.



Navan complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law. Navan will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability in connection with applications for employment as required by law.

If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, you are welcome to email us at


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Job Search Best Practices

We have been made aware of recruitment scams involving fraudulent attempts to lure job seekers into sending money or personal information in return for fake job offers or coerce them into purchasing equipment by electronic funds transfer (Zelle, Venmo, etc.) Legitimate Navan recruiters will never ask for money in any recruitment or onboarding activities. All available job openings at Navan will be posted on Navan’s website and all Navan recruiters will be reachable through an email address ending in “” or “”.