Senior Counsel - Product & Privacy at Nextdoor
San Francisco, CA, US

Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. Nextdoor’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbors work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world.

Nextdoor is seeking an experienced senior privacy and product counsel to contribute to its legal team. The position will focus on providing strategic and tactical legal counseling to the product and business teams that build tools for Nextdoor’s advertisers and developers. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and to work on novel issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment. This position is based in San Francisco.

You will report to the Chief Legal Officer.


  • Analyze the products and partnerships that Nextdoor builds for advertisers to ensure compliance with global privacy laws and regulations, industry-self-regulation, consumer protection laws, and other legal requirements
  • Counsel product, engineering, and other business teams on legal issues related to the use of cookies, SDKs, APIs, etc.
  • Advise our commercial legal team as they draft agreements with advertisers, partners, and publishers to ensure compliance with global regulations, including privacy and competition law
  • Coordinate with legal, public policy and communications colleagues on external communication, policy development, and enforcement decisions
  • Responsible for general corporate matters, corporate governance, securities, M&A, and other functional issues
  • Negotiate and draft a high volume of technology transactions, including master services agreements, renewals and expansion transactions and a variety of other commercial contracts, including data processing agreements, professional services agreements, assignments and amendments
  • Provide a broad range of legal advice to the legal team and senior management
  • Lead outside counsel relationships as appropriate
  • Bring a broad generalist practice to bear on the many challenges we will face together


  • 8+ years of law firm and/or in-house legal work experience. In-house experience at a technology company with product counsel experience for advertising and monetization products is strongly preferred.
  • JD from a recognized U.S. law school and license to practice in-house in California
  • Experience applying U.S. and European advertising, privacy and consumer protection laws and regulations to Internet- and mobile-based advertising platforms
  • Experience working with mobile, cookies, SDKs, APIs and similar technologies
  • Familiarity with ads ecosystem and the measurement of online ads
  • Strong understanding of online advertising, digital marketing and related technologies.
  • Experience working with international offices and managing outside counsel
  • Outstanding communication skills, and ability to advocate for a position while maintaining collaborative and open-minded approach.
  • Prior management of other attorneys and other legal team members a plus
  • Excellent analytical and written skills, with the ability to identify problems and develop solutions. Ability to manage details while maintaining a strategic view. Ability to work effectively with ambiguity and change. Sense of humor and perspective essential.


  • 100% company-paid health insurance premiums (medical, dental and vision) for you and your family
  • Paid vacation and company holidays
  • 401K plan
  • Commuter benefits through Clipper card
  • Free catered dinners during the week, Monday through Thursday
  • Fully stocked kitchens with drinks, snacks and candy
  • Downtown San Francisco office
  • The option of an adjustable standing desk