Associate Counsel/Counsel, Business Development

The Position

You will focus on supporting the Business Development team on a wide variety of commercial contracts, including data, content, and software license agreements. You will work closely with Legal team colleagues, as well as with business leaders throughout the company, advising on legal risks, business strategies and other issues related to business development. You will help us to build scalable tools and processes to support a fast-growing global business. You must bring exceptional business judgment and creativity to your daily role, and have a track record of collaborating and thriving in a fast-paced, team environment.


  • Review, draft, and negotiate data, content, and software license agreements, as well as other complex commercial agreements

  • Deliver timely, pragmatic, and business-focused legal counsel to your clients and other internal stakeholders, even in ambiguous situations

  • Provide guidance on business and legal risks, and company policies and risk tolerance

  • Build and improve standard form agreements and legal processes that scale globally


  • At least 2 - 4 years of relevant legal experience, ideally with prior in-house experience in a fast-paced and rapidly growing technology or digital media company, and at least 2 years of experience in a law firm, supporting transactions

  • Significant experience in drafting and negotiating strategic alliance, partnership, data license and distribution agreements, as well as generally supporting SaaS, API, SDK and other related offerings

  • Substantial understanding of intellectual property, licensing, privacy, data security and commercial law

  • JD and California Bar admission in good standing (or qualified for and willing to maintain Registered In-House Counsel status with California State Bar)


Company Description

Twitter is what’s happening and what people are talking about right now. For us, life's not about a job, it's about purpose. We believe real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and together we'll do what's right (not what's easy) to serve the public conversation.

Additional Information

A few other things we value:

Challenge - We solve some of the industry’s hardest problems. Come to be challenged, learn, and thrive as an engineer.

Diversity - Diversity makes us a better organization and team. We value diverse backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

Work, Life, Balance - We work hard, but we believe with hard work should come balance.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Remote US



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