Legacy helps you test, improve, and freeze your sperm

Legal Counsel (MUST apply via Lever)

Location
Remote / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

TL;DR:

Legacy (YC S19) is a Series B startup focused on the fast-growing field of fertility and family planning. Founded at Harvard three years ago, the company has raised close to $50M from leading investors like FirstMark Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Section 32, and celebrities like Justin Bieber. The company has raised 4 rounds of venture funding in 2.5 years. Today, Legacy is the category leader, working with major insurers, major employers, and the military, in addition to its D2C offering.

What do we do?

We are building a complete digital health hub for future parents. We aim to change the outdated view that fertility is a "women's issue" by creating an accessible, affordable product for men. This includes everything from a mail-in kit for sperm testing & sperm freezing, personalized sperm improvement products, tele-health, DNA fragmentation analysis, supplements, and more.

Description

We are looking for our first dedicated in-house counsel to build our legal team and coordinate the regulatory function. The ideal candidate will advise both leadership and stakeholders on all legal matters related to the company, with a particular focus on startup, insurance contracting, and FDA compliance matters. This position will report to our Chief Operating Officer, who oversees our business operations, legal, human resources, and finance functions. This role will serve as an integral part of the core team. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience level.  If you are a high EQ, articulate, experienced attorney who enjoys a fast-paced, technology-focused environment, this role is built for you!

Responsibilities

• Develop and implement Legacy’s compliance strategy in line with HIPAA, CLIA, ADA, and other regulatory regimes

• Provide strategic direction, analysis, and solutions across a wide range of complex legal matters, from healthcare specific issues to technology-related concerns and general business operations

• Draft, review and negotiate contracts, particularly related to third-party partnership and insurance contracting operations

• Provide legal support for regulatory function, including submission of requisite FDA filings

• Provide legal support, representation and guidance for any medicolegal and/or malpractice lawsuits

• Advise stakeholders on best practices, including regarding compliance and regulatory matters

• Counsel on day-to-day legal matters, including relating to employment, insurance, and privacy matters

• Opine on and support corporate level decisions and strategic initiatives

Qualifications

• Law degree (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited institution

• Standing in at least one state bar

• 5+ years practicing law, of which ideally 3+ would be in startup or technology law, including experience representing venture-backed startup clients in the healthcare, wellness, and digital health industries

• Demonstrated mastery of compliance counselling with HIPAA, CLIA, ADA and other applicable statutes

• Proven track record of:

o High-level legal analysis

o Workflow prioritization

o High EQ

o Attention to detail

o Taking complete ownership over projects

o Clearly communicating legal conclusions to non-lawyers

o Demonstrated contract drafting skills

Why should you join us?

Look, there's lots of reasons to join any high-growth startup. "Get on a rocket ship" blah blah blah. If you're the kind of candidate we're looking for, then you already know this. Here are a few other reasons you might not already know:

We're a team of under 50 people , despite being at the Series B stage. You will be one of the first 50 employees and will profoundly impact where the company goes in the coming years.

Everyone thinks about becoming a parent. You will help couples on their journey to creating a family. You will help push society towards a fairer, more equitable place. You will be a trusted resource for men and women at the most intimate moment in their lives, including heterosexual couples, LGBTQ+ couples, and individuals who are thinking about how and when they'll want to have a family in the future.

We will invest in you like you wouldn't believe. Every single hire gets an executive coach. You'll get training for anything you need. We'll give you an unlimited 'Health & Wellness' stipend where we pay for 75% of anything you deem might improve your life (Mattresses, Pelotons, etc.) You'll have a 'buddy'. We'll set you up with a charity and match your contributions. And we will talk about your careers goals, aspirations, and feelings every single week.

(Oh - and of course you'll get the same health care, 401K, unlimited time off, and other perks that any serious company offers its team members today.)

Ultimately, we are here to win, and we believe that the best way to win is to help everyone bring their absolute best self to work. So our job is to help you be the best personal and professional version of yourself that you want to be.

Why you should join Legacy

TL;DR:

Legacy (YC S19) is a Series B startup focused on the fast-growing field of fertility and family planning. Founded at Harvard, the company has now raised almost $50M from leading investors like FirstMark Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Section 32, Tribe Capital, and even celebrities like Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and others. For context, we've closed 4 venture rounds in 2.5 years, in addition to our celebrity round of funding.

What we're doing

We are building a complete digital health hub for future fathers/parents. We aim to change the outdated view that fertility is a "women's issue" by creating an accessible, affordable product for men & people with sperm. This includes everything from a mail-in kit for sperm testing & sperm freezing, personalized sperm improvement products, tele-health, DNA fragmentation analysis, supplements, and more.

Why are we the leader?

The company was founded at Harvard by a team of healthcare and fertility experts. We obsess about talent density and have out-executed our competitors over the past few years. Beyond our D2C channel, we've also unlocked:

  1. Insurance (We cover over 10M individuals through insurance in NY and CA)
  2. Military (We serve the Navy SEALs & other SpecOps through exclusive programs)
  3. Employers (We work with the top fertility benefit providers like Progyny, Carrot, and Maven)

Tell me about the team

We're a team of under 50, extremely diverse (majority female, majority immigrants, strong LGBQTIA+ representation, age range of 25-65), and very values driven. Our 5 values are customer centricity, reliability, kindness, openness, and winning.

Learn more about our values here: https://khaled-legacy.medium.com/legacys-values-and-why-they-matter-db116539d3da

Learn more about our workplace here: https://khaled-legacy.medium.com/how-and-why-legacy-is-reinventing-workplace-benefits-9e5fda6cb863

Read about our mission to humanize the path to parenthood: https://khaled-legacy.medium.com/how-and-why-legacy-is-reinventing-workplace-benefits-9e5fda6cb863

Learn more about sperm and why it matters here: docsend.com/view/zkgk7ws

Watch our recruiting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyA7b1DBdIE

Legacy
Founded:2018
Team Size:45
Location:Cambridge, MA
Founders
Khaled Kteily
Khaled Kteily
Founder
Sarah Steinle
Sarah Steinle
Founder