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Senior Legal Counsel, Travel



Palo Alto, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

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