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Lead Counsel, Product & Privacy - Level

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About Level: Level makes benefits as simple as paying with cash, starting with insurance. To make this possible, we’re rebuilding every part of benefits ecosystem to create seamless experiences. Employers can offer bigger benefits for far less, members get more freedom and choice, and providers are paid instantly.

At its core, Level is a fintech company with a diverse team from industry-leading companies like Square, Oscar, Uber, and ZocDoc. We’re backed by Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, First Round, Homebrew, BoxGroup, and Precursor Ventures. Dental and vision is just the start. There's so much more to come in helping employers and their teams get more from their benefit dollars through fast, flexible spending.

This role is about doing the hard stuff.  Level is tackling hard problems with great people, and is built on the understanding that great ideas come from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.  Level brings together all kinds of industries and people – insurance, payments, healthcare.  These industries aren’t simple, but Level is taking on the challenge – from instant claims to growing a network, from a member app to employee insights.  Strategic legal thinking is at its core.

About the Legal team at Level: Level's legal team is the backbone that supports, facilitates, and drives Level's product and business growth. Because Level's business touches so many different regulated environments - payments, insurance, healthcare, and others - this team occupies a tremendously important and highly influential pillar at the company. On a daily basis, the legal team is regularly involved in critical operations and negotiations, and partners with teams across the business to solve challenging problems. Today, Level partners with external legal and policy advisors on our legal affairs, and we are now at a stage where it makes sense to develop and expand our internal legal function and capabilities. Consequently, there also exists an extraordinary opportunity for function and process building at Level, and we're looking for individuals who correspondingly thrive in a fast-paced and oftentimes ambiguous environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic legal advice to Level's leadership and help manage risk for Level's business teams as the lead privacy counsel for the company
  • Closely integrate with Level’s product and engineering teams, collaboratively working to stay updated on the technical infrastructure architecture underlying Level’s products and identify solutions to related potential legal issues
  • Recommend constructive solutions to complicated issues, with a bias towards getting things done, and approach issues balancing both legal and business perspectives so as not to interfere with the flow of the business
  • Provide ideas, solutions and insights on Levels existing and new products that meaningfully impact their customers
  • Work with product and engineering teams to launch products in support of Level’s strategic direction
  • Advise on a broad assortment of regulations, industry standards, and legislation that impact privacy, including financial & payments regulatory frameworks, international and state requirements
  • Draft terms of use, product policies, and disclosures, and work with their compliance teams to implement related processes
  • Help scale Level’s legal function by developing and maintaining contracting and legal operations playbooks, contract templates and libraries, and other tools
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal Level teams
  • Appropriately leverage outside counsel for expert advice

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of counsel experience, ideally with stints at a law firm and in-house experience. Experience in the financial and/or fintech industries is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in privacy and product counseling
  • Intuitive product understanding, and strong relational skills with product, engineering, and design teams
  • Experience developing and maintaining legal operations processes. Keep an eye out on maximizing efficiency - looking for areas to further maximize productivity
  • Excellent communication, organization and project management skills, and the ability to independently prioritize multiple simultaneous projects with different deadlines. Possess interpersonal skills, especially in contract negotiations
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, fast-paced environment, and can apply sound, pragmatic judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Excited about being part of a mission-driven organization in a fast-moving and highly collaborative work environment within a complex industry
  • A passion for working in high performing teams and helping people make better decisions around their healthcare
  • Experience working with confidential and highly sensitive information

Level has exclusively engaged Kerwin Associates to conduct their search for a Lead Counsel, Payments.  Any resumes sent directly to Level will be forwarded to Kerwin Associates.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Maddie Payne Murray (maddie@kerwin.com) and Emily Murray (emily@kerwin.com).

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