Policy Counsel, Merchant and Emerging Issues
Posted on: November 22, 2021
About The Team
The Public Policy and Social Impact Team is a fast-growing,
dynamic, collaborative group working to help Dashers, local
businesses, and cities thrive. From creating new protections and
benefits for workers, to supporting small businesses through
innovative partnerships, to connecting communities in need with the
power of last-mile logistics, we are at the cutting edge of public
policy issues at all levels of government.
About The Role
DoorDash is looking for an experienced policy counsel and policy
professional to join the team's Policy Development and Research
Group. The Policy Counsel, Merchant and Emerging Issues, will shape
the legal and regulatory framework for a new sector of the economy
at a pivotal moment. This expansive role goes far beyond
legislative analysis. You will work with stakeholders across the
company to develop and support the adoption of policies that best
serve Dashers, merchants, and consumers.
This is a J.D.-required role (please note that while a JD is
required, this role is not on the Legal Team).
You're Excited About This Opportunity Because You Will---
- Conceptualize, draft, and advise on legislative and regulatory
proposals covering a wide range of subject matter areas at the
local, state, and federal levels. This role will focus on policy
issues affecting our merchant partners and emerging issues, such as
price controls, antitrust and competition, merchant agreements,
alcohol, privacy, tax, and sustainability.
- Identify legislative trends and develop strategies and policy
proposals to further the interests of DoorDash and our
- Collaborate with other members of the Public Policy Team,
members of the Legal Team, and business units throughout the
company -- from Product to Finance to Operations -- to develop
DoorDash's position on potential legislation and regulations.
- Engage with academics and think tanks to ensure DoorDash
remains at the cutting edge of public policy debates on the issues
that matter most to our business and our users.
- Work with counterparts at peer companies to build industry
alignment on important policy issues facing the gig economy across
- Represent DoorDash in conversations with elected officials and
We're Excited About You Because---
- You have a J.D. with a strong academic record and a
demonstrated record of success as a lawyer focusing on a wide range
of legislative, regulatory, and constitutional issues.
- You have 5-7 years of experience drafting and analyzing
legislative proposals, regulations, and legal opinions.
- You are a Registered Member of at least one state Bar.
- You are a self-starter who is intrinsically motivated and
confident operating autonomously but also a good teammate.
- Bonus points for experience in-house at a technology company,
in government, and/or at a judicial clerkship.
Why You'll Love Working at DoorDash
We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team.
It's something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
We are operators - We believe the only way to predict the future is
to build it. Creating solutions to lead our company and our
industry is what we do on every project, every day.
We are learners - Everyone here is continually learning on the job,
no matter if we've been in a role for one year or one minute. We
are committed to learning and implementing what is best for our
customers, merchants, and dashers.
We are one team - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together
making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater
At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our
team members move quickly and always learn and reiterate to support
merchants, Dashers and the communities we serve. We are a
technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door
delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go
from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that
people turn to for any and all goods. Read more on the DoorDash
website, the DoorDash blog, the DoorDash Engineering blog, and the
DoorDash Careers page.
DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives
our team members the opportunity to share their unique
perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. Our
leaders seek the truth and welcome big, hairy, audacious questions.
We are grounded in our company values, and we make intentional
decisions that are both logical and display empathy for our range
of users-from Dashers to Merchants to Customers.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles
Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or
local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any
qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction
records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.
Pursuant to the Colorado Fair Pay Act, the base salary range in
Colorado for this position is $XX - $XX, plus opportunities for
equity and commission. Compensation in other geographies may vary.
We're committed to supporting employees' happiness, healthiness,
and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and
perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement,
paid parental leave and more.
We're committed to supporting employees' happiness, healthiness,
and overall wellbeing by providing comprehensive benefits and perks
including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid
parental leave and more.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We're committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive
community within our company, industry, and cities. That's why we
hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds,
experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation
happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools,
resources, and opportunity to excel.
Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and
goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or
harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin,
religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or
veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment
based on "protected categories," we also strive to prevent other
subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from
ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden,
barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse
workforce - people who identify as women, non-binary or gender
non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black
or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other
Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and
veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level
Playing Field Institute for this statement of
If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting
contact upon initial connection.
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