Senior Product Counsel

Forward, San Francisco, CA

A New Kind of Health Membership, Augmented with Technology

Forward is on a bold mission to make high quality healthcare available to a billion people across the globe. We’re building the world’s most advanced healthcare platform from the ground up, combining hardware, software and doctors under one roof. 

Forward was founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including Founder's Fund, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet Chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce Founder), Joe Lonsdale (Palantir Founder), and Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder).

You can read our story, check out a Forward Tour with our Medical Lead, and read some press: New Yorker, TIME, USA Today, Forbes, WIRED.

Why Join Forward?

We don’t want to just move dollars around the healthcare industry - we want to rebuild it and fix it. All of it. You’d be a major part of the story behind one of the most ambitious startup attempts of the past decade and you’d work with a team of people who want to use their talents for good.

We’re growing quickly and looking for a well-rounded product attorney to join us and help develop our legal muscles. You will be one of the first lawyers to join the team and will have the opportunity to learn, create, build, have fun, and make a difference.

You Will:

  • Be the key partner for the product, engineering, and medical teams, helping them throughout the product/service lifecycle
  • Own the breadth of legal issues surrounding your products - regulatory advice on structuring the product, privacy advising to do the same, getting the contracts done that make it happen, and managing the legal issues that arise as the product is launched, used, and improved
  • Do a little of everything. While your key stakeholders are noted above, we’re a small team, and because you’re great, we’ll ask for help in other areas too!
  • Work alongside our general counsel to solve high priority challenges and scale the company
  • Be a legal ambassador. Share the mission of legal, inspire people to work with legal, and field and clarify questions from people across Forward

You Are:

  • A health / medicine law generalist – You know a lot about a lot of things in health and medicine, and are comfortable diving into new challenges.
  • Process and metrics oriented – You’ve got a metric for everything, and you consider ad hoc approaches your enemy. You break down ideas, projects, and problems into components and create logical progressions through those components.
  • Collaborative – Your impact is much greater because people like working with you and do more for you.
  • Entrepreneurial – You’re a self-starter who works independently with little supervision. You drive projects forward.
  • Mission-driven – Our ultimate goal is to help others by bringing them access to better care. We want to bring people on board who share that passion and drive and are motivated to help us get there.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active membership in a state bar, CA preferred
  • At least 8 years of experience practicing as an attorney
  • Substantive experience in some of the following areas: FDA devices, HIPAA, Stark and anti-kickback, telemedicine, state medical board rules and state medical regulatory, FTC UDAP, consumer protection and privacy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In house and start-up experience
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Forward

Forward is a startup redesigning the way we deliver healthcare using all the technologies healthcare has neglected: sensors, mobile, and AI. We were founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber and led by serial-entrepreneur, Adrian Aoun. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder), Joe Lonsdale (Palantir founder), Joshua Kushner (Oscar co-founder) and Garrett Camp (Uber co-founder).


Want to learn more about Forward? Visit Forward's website.