Head of Legal

Covera Health
New York
Jul 01, 2024
Jul 16, 2024
Trademark Agent
Contract Type
About the role

As the Head of Legal, you will lead our legal team and provide strategic guidance and support to our organization on a wide range of legal matters. Drawing upon your experience in big law and in–house roles, preferably within the healthcare or technology sectors, you will play a key role in shaping our legal strategy, managing risk, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team and make a significant impact on the future of healthcare technology.

This position offers a hybrid work model with occasional in–person requirements at our NYC office.

In this role, you will be expected to:
  • Develop and implement our company's legal strategy, aligning legal priorities with business objectives and ensuring that legal considerations are integrated into decision–making processes.
  • Oversee corporate governance matters, including board meetings, corporate filings, and compliance with corporate governance best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop our contracting strategy across both commercial and provider relationships in collaboration with our new Director, Legal Contracts.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to move legal processes and contracts forward in a timely and transparent manner.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing healthcare technology companies.
  • Identify legal risks and develop strategies to mitigate risks effectively, working closely with cross–functional teams to address legal and regulatory challenges proactively.
  • Provide guidance on intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright issues, and oversee the protection of the company's intellectual property assets.
  • Manage litigation and dispute resolution matters, including coordinating with external counsel, conducting investigations, and representing the company in legal proceedings as necessary.
  • Support corporate transactions as needed, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships, by providing legal due diligence, negotiation support, and transactional support.
Your Profile:
  • JDfrom a top–tier law school and active membership in good standing with the relevant state bar association.
  • Minimum of 10 years of legal experience, with a combination of big law and in–house experience, preferably in the healthcare or technology sectors.
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to lead and inspire a team of legal professionals, fostering collaboration, innovation, and a culture of excellence.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate legal and regulatory trends, assess their impact on the business, and develop proactive strategies to address emerging challenges.
  • Strong business acumen with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, including key market trends, competitive dynamics, and regulatory landscape.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly and effectively to non–legal stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem–solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex legal issues, identify creative solutions, and make sound recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast–paced, dynamic environment, with the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and navigate ambiguity with confidence and resilience.

You will be a full–time employee with a competitive salary, stock options, and great benefits. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, HRA, 401k, pre–tax commuter benefits, flexible paid time off, and a comfortable office space filled with a variety of quality snacks and beverages. Most importantly, you'll get to know each of us and we love to work together to find solutions. We are a talented, fun, focused, and unique team of people who are truly passionate about changing healthcare for the better! Even while remote, you'll experience the Covera culture as we offer a host of virtual experiences including a book club, fitness club, guest speakers, dynamic Slack channels, and more!

The minimum and maximum salary for this position ranges from $325,000 –$375,000. Final salary will be based on a number of factors including: level, relevant prior experience, skills, and expertise.

At Covera Health, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our technology. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Covera Health is proud to be an equal–opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.