Commercial Counsel
at Mozilla Corporation
San Francisco Office

Mozilla Corporation (“Mozilla”) is a company whose mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.  Mozilla is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Commercial Counsel. 

Although most known for its Firefox browser, Mozillians work on a wide range of different initiatives, products and projects throughout the world.  These range from mixed reality chat rooms, virtual reality, privacy and security products, new programming languages, advocacy for an open internet, and much more.  You will be working as part of a small but mighty team of legal staff that support the entire company throughout the world.  

As a Commercial Counsel at Mozilla, you will advise upon, draft and negotiate a wide range of commercial and licensing agreements, and advise clients across the company on commercial matters.  You will not only continue to grow your commercial counsel skills, you will be exposed to and learn more about new technologies and cutting-edge legal issues.

Your Professional Profile

  • You are a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, or eligible to practice as a California registered in-house attorney. 
  • You have 3-4 years of relevant work experience in a law firm and ideally also have in-house legal department experience, although it is not required.
  • You are experienced supporting a wide range of commercial technology agreements and vendor agreements.
  • You have a proven background of great negotiating and drafting skills for commercial technology agreements and vendor agreements.
  • You have an ability to provide guidance that incorporates and balances both business objectives and legal risk.
  • You demonstrate a commitment to excellent client service.
  • You have the ability to work well with cross-functional teams (e.g. engineering, product, finance, business development, etc.). 
  • You have a good understanding of software, online technologies and services, and may have a good understanding of data privacy issues.
  • You have the ability to work independently and manage many simultaneous projects under deadline pressure.

About Mozilla 

Mozilla exists to build the Internet as a public resource accessible to all because we believe that open and free is better than closed and controlled. When you work at Mozilla, you give yourself a chance to make a difference in the lives of Web users everywhere. And you give us a chance to make a difference in your life every single day. Join us to work on the Web as the platform and help create more opportunity and innovation for everyone online.

Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission.  We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

We will ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, as appropriate. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race (including hairstyle and texture), religion (including religious grooming and dress practices), gender, gender identity, gender expression, color, national origin, pregnancy, ancestry, domestic partner status, disability, sexual orientation, age, genetic predisposition, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable laws.  Mozilla will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics or any other unlawful behavior, conduct, or purpose.

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Why Mozilla?

At Mozilla, we’re serving humanity—by maintaining a safe, open internet—while also helping the individual humans employed here to reach their personal and professional goals. With a relatively small team serving hundreds of millions of people, a culture of exploration, and a commitment to mentorship, opportunities abound to learn and grow at Mozilla.

Our values drive our actions

  • Purpose is built into our work, with our mission driving every decision
  • We challenge assumptions, the status quo, ourselves, and each other
  • We are transparent: in our code, our business partnerships, and our everyday interactions
  • We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and with perspectives different from our own
  • We pair purpose with performance and put people ahead of profit

Our impact is global

  • 700+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 9 global offices: Mountain View, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, and Beijing
  • Hundreds of home offices globally

Our benefits are world-class

  • Flexible work environment (nearly half of Mozillians work remotely)
  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents)
  • Reimbursement for professional development (up to $3,000/year)
  • A work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice