Director of Legal

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Exp.: 5+ Years
We are looking for a San Francisco based Director of Legal to lead our legal and compliance efforts as a company. The ideal candidate will have a passion for impacting the U.S. healthcare ecosystem and is excited for the challenge of building the legal function at a high-growth healthcare technology startup.

  • Work closely with SmithRx Sales and Finance teams to draft, negotiate, and close contractual agreements with prospective clients and business partners
  • Manage existing contractual relationships with clients and business partners (e.g., renewals, terminations, interpretation of terms); proactively manage legal & business risks; and develop strategies for making improvements
  • In conjunction with outside counsel, manage corporate governance and financing activities (e.g., equity plan and cap table management, drafting board resolutions, assisting in financing efforts)
  • Work cross-functionally and assist with licensing, compliance and accreditation efforts for pharmacy benefits management (PBM) business
  • Provide clear, actionable advice to business personnel on a variety of matters, including contractual interpretation, regulatory questions, business plans and strategic initiatives
  • Manage outside corporate, employment, and health care counsel

  • 5+ years as practicing attorney
  • California bar admission or eligibility to qualify as a California Registered In-House Counsel
  • Independent, proactive mindset and willingness to tackle issues both large and small
  • Deep experience in contract negotiation with sales prospects and business partners
  • Passion for the SmithRx mission of disrupting the PBM status quo and improving healthcare delivery through technology
  • Experience at a top-tier law firm a plus
  • Familiarity with general health care regulations (i.e., HIPAA, fraud & abuse laws, etc.) a plus
  • Exposure and familiarity with the PBM and/or third party administrator (TPA) business sectors a plus

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