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Senior Counsel - Employment

London, United Kingdom


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. We help Snap do the right thing the right way, make better decisions, understand and manage risks, and creatively navigate challenges, both external and internal.  We value diversity and know it powers us as we build an innovative and inclusive leadership culture centered on Snap's values of Kind, Smart, and Creative.

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We’re looking for a Senior Counsel to join Snap’s Employment Legal team! As a member of the Legal team, you’ll provide strategic advice and legal counsel regarding employment law issues globally. Working from one of our European offices, you will partner closely with other employment attorneys and cross-functional partners across the globe.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide employment law counseling, advice,  and day-to-day support for the People Team globally

  • Guide and advise on the development and implementation of employment policies and practices (including hiring practices, performance management, employee relations, internal investigations, terminations, leaves of absence, works councils, working time, compensation, and benefits) to ensure best practices and compliance with applicable laws and regulations 

  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including the Legal and Executive teams, to provide strategic, business-oriented employment law guidance for successful execution of company initiatives

  • Collaborate with the People team to generate training on employment law topics to improve internal processes

  • Provide legal guidelines and support regarding the company’s contingent workforce and agency workers

  • Handle and resolve escalated employment-related disputes and investigations.

  • Manage the full range of employment litigation and regulatory matters, including the management of external counsel where appropriate. 

  • Support merger and acquisition transactions and related integration of employees 

  • Draft and revise employment-related agreements (including employment agreements, confidentiality and intellectual property agreements, and settlement agreements), and train the People team on usage of appropriate templates

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and analytical skills with demonstrated strategic thinking and risk analysis

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and business judgment with a dedication to teamwork, integrity, and collegiality

  • Proven track record to work effectively in a fast-paced environment 

  • Flexible and willing to approach legal challenges with an entrepreneurial mentality

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Fully qualified solicitor in the UK

  • Minimum of 8 years’ post-qualification legal experience, with at least 3 years at a highly reputable law firm 

  • Valid active license and registration

  • Experience employment counseling and litigation experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior law firm experience, as well as in-house experience at a multinational company 

  • Global employment law experience

  • M&A experience 


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 law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and contact us at


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!


Job ID: 1b946de2f60a1e85aef5173e793f9b9909c6a52b790f824d28d6f72320dc07c8
Employment Type: Other