Commercial Counsel/Associate Commercial Counsel


  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Seattle Area (Bellevue), WA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY

Niantic is looking for a dynamic Commercial Counsel or Associate Commercial Counsel (title based on seniority and experience) to join Niantic Legal. We partner with teams across the company to find solutions for the legal challenges (and opportunities) we encounter as we continue to develop creative augmented reality experiences and platforms. Are you passionate about technology and Intellectual Property agreements and issues? We want you on our team!


  • Work closely with our Business Development and cross-functional teams on a range of technology and commercial agreements (and related issues and initiatives) regarding our games, Lightship AR platform, device and mapping initiatives, and advertising products, including agreements regarding technology development and content and IP licensing.
  • Think creatively about novel legal issues arising from AR and real-world location-based experiences and games.
  • Advise Niantics on legal issues and risks, company policies and procedures, and negotiation strategy. Resolve related issues with internal clients (including Product and Finance), and legal colleagues. Ensure agreements align with Niantic’s business objectives, policies and risk tolerance.
  • Contribute to the design and continuous improvement of standard forms, trainings, legal processes and systems to help us scale with the business and increase efficiency and velocity.


  • You have at least 3 to 7 years of experience working in a creative legal environment.
  • You have a JD with strong academic credentials.
  • You are passionate about technology issues, Intellectual Property and agreements, and have extensive experience with technology and Intellectual Property transactional work, ideally in a technology or media/entertainment setting.
  • You enjoy working with diverse, cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • You are a member in good standing of the California Bar, or eligible to register as Registered In-House Counsel.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic is the world’s leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Our products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction.

Originally formed at Google in 2011, we became an independent company in 2015 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current consumer titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO, and Pikmin Bloom. In November 2021, we launched our developer platform, Lightship, enabling creators to build immersive AR experiences around the globe.

Niantic is an Equal Opportunity employer. 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.

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, Bellevue, Los Angeles, New York, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich. #LI-HYBRID