About Foursquare:

Foursquare is the leading independent location technology and data cloud platform, dedicated to building meaningful bridges between digital spaces and physical places. Our proprietary technology unlocks the most accurate, trustworthy location data in the world, empowering businesses to answer key questions, uncover hidden insights, improve customer experiences, and achieve better business outcomes. A pioneer of the geo-location space, Foursquare’s location tech stack is being utilized by the world’s largest enterprises and most recognizable brands.

Foursquare’s flexible building blocks include technology to maximize marketing impact and drive incremental real-world engagement (Attribution, Audience, Proximity, SDK); data to deeply understand points of interest and real-world behavior patterns (Places and Visits), and tools to conduct advanced analysis, data enrichment, unification and visualization (Unfolded Studio). As the industry’s first and only accredited company for location data from the Media Rating Council (MRC), this foundation powers all our solutions — those that exist today and those we have yet to build. 

About the Position: 

Foursquare is looking for a Senior Commercial Counsel to join our Legal team. Reporting to the head of Commercial Legal, the Senior Commercial Counsel will be responsible for many day-to-day legal issues facing the company. This individual will frequently interact with the Sales & Business Development teams, as well as with members of the Product & Engineering teams. The ideal candidate will leverage their experience as a seasoned transactional attorney to draft, review, and negotiate complex agreements and to provide clear and effective legal advice to the business. Prior experience in technology product counseling and/or an understanding of current privacy issues is strongly preferred, but not required. 

If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact from day one (and have a lot of fun partnering with the business), then Foursquare’s legal team may be the place for you! Foursquare offers a “fully-flexible” remote/in-person workplace, but proximity to one of our offices in NY, LA, SF, Seattle or Chicago and a willingness to work on an ET-based schedule is preferred based on current team needs.

In this role, you'll: 

  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements and amendments, including master services, licensing, professional services, marketing, partnership and vendor agreements; 
  • Identifying legal and regulatory issues in product initiatives and customer agreements, including awareness of privacy and data security issues, and working cross-functionally with the appropriate teams to create solutions and minimize risk;
  • Engaging strategically in risk assessment/mitigation and developing innovative approaches to legal issues in support of business objectives;
  • Providing practical, creative legal advice on a broad range of topics in a fast-paced, high growth environment;
  • Working closely with the teams charged with generating business and proactively establishing relationships across the legal team and with other departments including Operations, Marketing, Finance, Product, and Engineering; and
  • Assisting with corporate, M&A, and other legal matters as requested.

What you'll need: 

  • 7+ years of legal experience, preferably with experience being part of an in-house legal department and working remotely with distributed teams;
  • Strong academic credentials, including a Juris Doctor degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar (New York or California preferred); 
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements, including licensing agreements (data licensing, SaaS agreements, etc.); 
  • Business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing practical advice;
  • Highly detail-oriented, reliable, responsive and organized self-starter with the ability to thrive and perform at a high level in a remote environment with minimal oversight;
  • Ability to act as a legal advisor and partner, providing insight and advice in conversations with the sales and BD teams; 
  • A team-player mindset with the ability to work collaboratively across various functions and with colleagues at all levels; 
  • Proven resourcefulness with solid problem-solving and communication skills and demonstrated ability to learn quickly and dive into a wide variety of challenging tasks;
  • Growth mindset with a strong desire to grow professionally, upskill, learn about new products, technologies and processes, and remain agile and adaptable; and
  • Enthusiastic team member who enjoys taking ownership of projects, building relationships cross-functionally and working on cutting-edge legal issues. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with technology, IP and/or privacy is a plus;
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and CLM and CRM solutions, such as IronClad, Salesforce, DocuSign, Box or similar;
  • Experience in a technology and/or start-up company environment; and
  • Experience with international commercial transactions.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Fully Flexible Workplace - work from home, one of our offices or a combination of the two! 
  • Unlimited PTO - rest and recharge when you need it!
  • Learning and development programs from ICs to managers
  • Individual professional coaching for all full-time employees
  • Comprehensive and competitive health, vision, dental, life and pet insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Home office setup: you get all necessary hardware and internet reimbursement
  • Family planning programs via Carrot and Maven
  • Gym, fitness and wellness benefits
  • Employee Resource Groups to help you stay connected
  • And much more!

Foursquare is proud to foster an inclusive environment that is free from discrimination. We strongly believe in order to build the best products, we need a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds. This leads to a more delightful experience for our users and team members. We value listening to every voice and we encourage everyone to come be a part of building a company and products we love.

Foursquare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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