Associate Employment Counsel


Role Description

As Associate Employment Counsel at Dropbox, you’ll be executing on a broad range of responsibilities and counseling the company on a variety of sensitive issues. We're looking for someone to balance pragmatism and careful risk assessment in order to make an immediate impact with shrewd judgment and the ability to get things done. If you’re a person with perceptive instincts who loves a challenging, team-focused, and fast environment, then we believe this is the place for you.


  • Advise on the creation and implementation of premier employee programs and policies
  • Draft, review, and advise on all types of employee agreements and company policies
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws and share that knowledge across various teams
  • Counsel our People Team employee matters and compliance with employment laws throughout the US, EMEA and APAC.


  • You have 3+ years experience. In-house legal experience is preferred but not required
  • You have experience with major federal and California employment laws such as FEHA, Title VII, FMLA, ADA, FLSA and state equivalents, as well as policy development in support of those laws
  • You drive toward operational excellence and are comfortable navigating legal compliance issues. Prior experience advising on topics like COVID-19 laws and response, affirmative action plans, etc. 
  • You’ve drafted and helped implement employment related policies and agreements. 
  • You're comfortable navigating complicated, sensitive, and nuanced issues
  • You've got a high degree of integrity, strong ethics, and an unflappable demeanor
  • You have a JD and are admitted to the Bar

Total Rewards

For candidates hired in the following locations: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, Washington D.C. metro, California (outside SF metro), the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for the role is currently $158,900 – $186,900 – $214,900. 

For candidates hired in the following locations: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (outside Chicago Metro), North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (outside Austin Metro), Virginia (outside D.C. Metro), the expected salary/On-Target Earnings (OTE) range for the role is currently $141,300 – $166,200 – $191,100. 

Range(s) is subject to change. Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation. Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. 

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Dropbox is a Virtual First company and is open to hiring candidates across the U.S. However, for this role, the locations posted are preferred.