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Corporate Counsel

Pelago Health

Pelago Health

New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Pelago is the world’s leading virtual clinic for Substance Use Management. Our program provides guidance, support and treatment for members seeking to overcome their tobacco, alcohol and opioid use. From unhealthy habits to active substance use disorders, Pelago delivers a personalized solution based on individual health, habits, genetics, and goals, providing care for members wherever they might be on the substance use spectrum.
Pelago's suite of virtual services ranges from education, to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Pelago enables employers and health plans to deliver accessible, affordable, and effective treatment for substance misuse.
Pelago has scaled to helping hundreds of employers and health plans and has already helped more than 750,000 members manage their substance use better. We have recently closed our Series C and raised over $151m from leading global investors. If you are passionate about making an impact on the health of others, join us and make it happen!

Role Overview:

We are looking for a motivated, mission-oriented corporate counsel to join our growing Legal team. As the second attorney for the company, you will help drive success for our commercial organization, support operational and clinical initiatives, advise on product development, and serve as a trusted partner to the General Counsel and leadership team.

In this role, you will...

  • Navigate Uncertainty - assess overlapping (and sometimes conflicting) federal and state regulations governing Telehealth and Substance Use Disorder programs; support compliance with provider licensing, registration and other operational requirements.
  • Accelerate Our Business - draft and negotiate commercial agreements with customers, health plans and partners; develop templates and playbooks to facilitate contracting; oversee contract and vendor management.
  • Shape Our Success - advise on product development and a broad range of initiatives from AI to privacy-by-design; serve as a primary contact to our internal teams.

The background we're looking for...

  • JD from an accredited US law school; current bar registration and good standing
  • 4+ years of experience at a law firm or in-house
  • Self starter with ability to work independently and remotely
  • Attention to detail and clear written/verbal communication
  • Collaborative approach, curiosity, and willingness to stretch
  • Ability to operate with a business mindset

It would be nice if you also had experience in...

  • Familiarity with Telehealth, Digital Health or SUD and applicable regulations (HIPAA, Part 2, PHE Waivers/Flexibilities, etc.)
  • In-house experience with high growth startup
  • Exposure to provider licensing and corporate practice of medicine
  • Past implementation and administration of a CLM or other ticketing/workflow system
  • Comfort supporting cross-functional stakeholders with competing priorities and deadlines

The provided range reflects our US target salary range for this full-time position, which is part of our broader total compensation package, including stock options, comprehensive benefits, and incentive pay applicable to eligible roles. Individual pay within the range will vary based on a variety of factors like role-related experience and education, internal pay equity, and other relevant business factors. At Pelago, we are committed to an equitable and fair pay philosophy and review total compensation for our employees at least twice a year.

Pay Range
$190,000$225,000 USD