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Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Our products empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together.

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. The Legal & Policy team values diversity and knows it powers us as we build an innovative and inclusive leadership culture centered on Snap’s values of Kind, Smart, and Creative.

We’re looking for a Senior Counsel to join Snap’s Integrity & Compliance team!  Working from either our Santa Monica or San Francisco office, you’ll handle a variety of compliance issues with an emphasis on trade and anti-bribery.  This is a great opportunity for a seasoned attorney to join a dynamic compliance team in a company that prides itself on being smart, kind, and creative.

What you’ll do:

  • Work directly with the Global Head of Integrity & Compliance Legal to advise the business on compliance issues, such as anti-bribery, trade, and conflict of interest, with the potential to expand into AML and antitrust.  

  • Serve as the Integrity & Compliance team’s primary contact for trade law issues such as sanctions, product classification, deemed exports, anti-boycott laws, and trade due diligence for potential acquisitions and other transactions.  

  • Draft new policies and create functional guidance to help our Snap team members get the information they need without wading into overly complex legalese.

  • Partner with Snap Integrity & Compliance Operations to design and implement risk assessments across both business function and geographic area and use those assessments to design effective controls.

  • Develop strong relationships across the business to effectively spot and address compliance risk and keep abreast of new developments.

  • Keep Snap’s product classification current by working with our engineers to gather information regarding our encryption and other potential sources of controlled technology, and ensure that the company has filed all necessary licenses.

  • Partner with the Snap Integrity & Compliance Operations team to review due diligence results relating to trade law and design appropriate monitoring protocols.   

  • Conduct internal investigations as necessary.

  • Create and deliver bespoke training to high-risk teams, including potential travel to foreign Snap offices. Think creatively about how to present compliance topics in a fresh and engaging way.

  • Support the Integrity & Compliance team’s communications efforts by drafting messaging in quarterly newsletters and on the company intranet.

  • Provide the Integrity & Compliance team and key stakeholders with timely updates on regulatory and trade-related developments, and adjust protocols and policies as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strategic thinker who can take complex legal concepts, apply them to novel situations  in a rapidly-growing industry, and find practical business solutions.

  • Ability to clearly communicate complex legal topics in both oral and written form.  Snap is a company of smart people who expect us to be able to explain our guidance in a simple, practical, and thorough manner.

  • Strong judgment.  

  • Collaborative team player with a positive attitude.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a strong commitment to integrity.  

  • Diligent, detail-oriented, and responsive working style.   

  • Willing and able to accommodate light to moderate travel to domestic and overseas offices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D.

  • Valid California bar registration (and valid RIHC license, if required)

  • 8+ years of experience as an attorney, with significant experience in compliance (including anti-bribery) and trade law (e.g. trade, sanctions, and export compliance).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years in-house experience as compliance counsel with a multinational corporation, preferably in technology, communications, entertainment, or similar sectors.

  • 2+ years in-house experience with trade law, including product classification, technology control plans, deemed exports, and third-party risk management programs.

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 [email protected].

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 maternity & paternity 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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