Commercial Counsel

New York, NY /
Legal /
A World-Changing Company

At Palantir, we’re passionate about building software that solves problems. We partner with the most important institutions in the world to transform how they use data and technology. Our software has been used to stop terrorist attacks, discover new medicines, gain an edge in global financial markets, and more. If these types of projects excite you, we'd love to hear from you.

The Role

Palantir’s in-house legal team works to proactively address legal issues so that Palantir can continue to drive positive impact in the world. As Commercial Counsel, you will be responsible for all aspects of commercial contracting, including deal structuring, and drafting, review, and negotiation of revenue generating contracts. You will also be integral to developing scalable infrastructure for providing legal support to Palantir's rapidly growing portfolio of commercial customers, and play a strategic role in helping Palantir achieve its goals in a time of dynamic growth.

We’re a team that values both creativity and teamwork. Whether operating solo or collaboratively, we endeavor to achieve great results on projects of all types. You'll be given open ended objectives and will find ways to turn them into outcomes. By focusing on the broad vision without losing sight of the details, you'll bring large and multi-phase projects to successful completion while prioritizing team outcomes over individual wins. You are able to deliver complex information in an understandable way, and can manage high touch business partners in a constantly shifting landscape.

Our ideal candidate should enjoy the responsibility and autonomy that comes with owning problems and finding solutions. You can effectively navigate a diverse organization involving a wide variety of audiences, including under time-sensitive situations. You are ready to jump into a deal at a moment’s notice and become an expert on the intricate details of the contracts that enable Palantir to implement its cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. You are passionate about conceiving and implementing scalable systems that increase your impact, and that of the Commercial Contracting team.

Core Responsibilities

    • Lead drafting and negotiation of commercial customer contracts.
    • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes.
    • Assist in defining and building infrastructure to effectively deliver legal support in a scalable manner to Palantir's rapidly expanding customer portfolio.
    • Collaborate closely with Business, Operations, Finance, and Engineering teams to shepherd deals to execution.

What We Value

    • Attorney in good standing, licensed in at least one state in the United States or the United Kingdom.
    • 3-5 years of commercial contracting or technology transactions experience. Prior experience working in-house preferred, ideally at a high-growth SaaS company.
    • Ability to manage nuanced commercial transactions, including the negotiation of SaaS and licensing agreements with our customers.
    • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a cross-functional team, using effective communication, strong writing and customer service skills.
    • Demonstrated ability developing creative and analytical solutions to novel issues, while driving a portfolio of projects with minimal direction.
    • Willingness to travel and work flexibly on a varied schedule based on the needs of the team, being available during nights and weekends as needed.
    • Interest and skill in developing scalable legal infrastructure.
Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

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