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Legal Commercial Counsel
San Francisco, CA
Sunnyvale, CA

Niantic is looking for a dynamic Commercial Counsel to join the Niantic Legal team. We partner with teams across the company to develop solutions for the legal challenges (and opportunities) we encounter as we continue to develop creative augmented reality experiences and platforms.


  • Review, draft, and negotiate diverse agreements (inbound services, technology and IP licenses, SaaS, sponsorships, etc.) ensuring alignment with Niantic's policies and risk parameters.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to optimize partnership with the business, and to ensure agreements are consistent with internal corporate policies and processes.
  • Contribute to the design and continuous improvement of standard forms, trainings, legal processes and systems.
  • Think creatively about novel legal issues arising from AR and real-world location-based games.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members and stakeholders, including regular and reliable attendance and participation in meetings.
  • Required in-office 2 days on Monday and Wednesday.


  • 5+ years of legal practice at both a well-regarded law firm and a corporate legal department.
  • Experience negotiating and drafting a range of legal agreements; enterprise experience is a plus.
  • Highly responsive, client service-oriented attitude.
  • Strong desire to take initiative and, when needed, to work independently to problem-solve effectively.
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in the technology industry.
  • Member in good standing of the California Bar, or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced hybrid environment and handle stress appropriately and/or ability to solve practical problems and be sufficiently adaptable to handle dynamic situations with little advance notice.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams with ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal communications, including synchronous interactions with others.

The total compensation package for this position includes a new hire offer base salary range of $196,200 - $218,000 + bonus + equity + benefits.

Individual pay within this salary range is determined by work location and additional factors, including assessed job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can answer any questions about new hire total compensation during the hiring process. An overview of benefit offerings for your location can be found on the careers page.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic's global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map powers spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform, which powers Pokémon GO, also supports the company's other games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers use Niantic’s platform to build their own AR applications and experiences, either with the Lightship Platform or directly through the web with 8th Wall.

We believe that cultivating a workplace where our people are supported and included is essential to creating great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.

Niantic is a hybrid first company. We believe that in person interaction and collaboration fosters creativity, a sense of community, and is critical to our future success as a company. Our hybrid work schedules allow for a mix of remote and in-office work.

We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Bellevue, Kansas, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, Hyderabad, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID