• General Counsel

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/16/2019 6:19 PM)
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  • About DrFirst

    This is a great opportunity to be a part of a successful Healthcare IT company experiencing significant growth. We have proven products, brand-name customers, significant revenue and growth, and are backed by leading investors. Here you'll get to work with products which disrupt the status quo in the healthcare industry and solve unique, and complex challenges on a scale matched by few companies. Our culture is entrepreneurial, team oriented, collaborative, and fast-paced.

    If you can look at problems in new ways and come up with the solutions nobody has considered before, we will offer you the environment, space and the inspiration to do so. If you get excited about establishing a high-quality public brand, clear corporate messaging, building teams, developing others to their fullest potential, and care about working with smart colleagues; we want to talk to you!

    Position Overview


    As general counsel you will provide legal and practical advice to the Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President, and CEO.  You will also advise department heads and address the full array of legal problems that arise in a mid-sized business (e.g., reconciling differences between departments, personnel issues, employment agreements, dispute resolution, insurance, liability, etc.).  You will supervise and draw upon the expertise and advice of a talented team of lawyers.

    From time to time, the position will demand a willingness to work long hours and deal with urgent issues on short notice.

    The DrFirst environment is “entrepreneurial.”  Things can change quickly and new and innovative ideas are always being considered.  This can require one to act quickly and with agility.


    Who will love this job:


    • Energetic and enjoys a fast-paced environment, challenging problems, and working with smart people; 
    • A strategic thinker who will set goals that align with company initiatives and be in a position to make positive contributions to strategic decisions;
    • Astute in monitoring and adapting to changes in the marketplace, being ever vigilant to identify areas of new opportunity or trends; 
    • An experienced self-starter who knows about the industry and potential clients and allies, stays up to date on trends, is well organized and able to work effectively on multiple projects, in a timely manner; 
    • A team player who exhibits a can-do mentality and is always willing to help her/his teammates and collaborate with leaders, supervisors, and managers to achieve the company’s goals;
    • An effective problem solver who relies on good ideas and collaborative style, not a job title, to align internal and external teams and who can work through issues with business partners to achieve desired outcomes; 
    • A trusted advisor who liaises effectively with the top executives and internal and external business partners;
    • A critical thinker who can understand challenges that lie ahead of us, synthesize them in a clear language and come up with an effective strategy new perspectives, ideas, and solutions; and
    • A communicator who can understand and assess the company’s goals and effectively communicate ideas for navigating legal problems in a way that will achieve those goals.

    What you will work on

    What you will do:

    • You will supervise – and be supported by -- a team of four lawyers.  One senior lawyer is dedicated to patents, trademarks and other intellectual property issues (including developing strategies for commercializing IP).  A second senior lawyer brings experience in contracting and in the regulatory matters that directly affect DrFirst (HIPAA, Anti-Kickback, TCPA).  He also supervises two junior lawyers whose primary responsibilities include routine contracting, legal research, and monitoring developments in the law that may affect DrFirst.  The legal department employs two non-lawyers, one of whom has long experience in contract review and the other who assists in administration and entry-level contract review.   You should expect to work closely with the legal department staff, seek the advice of the senior lawyers, and take advantage of existing expertise.
    • In collaboration with your legal department colleagues, you will manage relationships with outside counsel when special expertise is required.  This involves selection of the right experts, supervising their work to ensure that it is efficient and useful, and building relationships of trust and confidence.
    • You will be expected to become familiar with all aspects of the Company’s business and to be alert to potential internal conflicts and potential legal issues that may affect Company initiatives.
    • Your direct supervisor will be the CAO. You will also deal frequently with the CFO and various department heads.  Less frequently, but on a regular basis, you will be expected to advise and collaborate with the President and the CEO.  You will brief the Board of Directors when major issues face the company.
    • You will address strategic partnership transactions as well as day-to-day corporate legal issues.
    • You will advise on corporate governance issues.
    • Your advice and counsel will be sought on potential outside investments in the Company and on potential merger and acquisition transactions.  This will require at least some familiarity with the principles and issues involved in these transactions, but the company is seeking a general counsel and not a narrow specialist.



    What you should have done and What you bring:

    • Juris Doctor degree
    • Admission to at least one state (or D.C.) bar
    • At least 15 years of legal experience, in positions of responsibility, with work on complicated issues and experience advising decision makers in high-stakes matters.
    • Experience in the health care industry, preferably in health care IT.
    • **Local candidates only** 

    Physical Requirements

    There are no particular physical requirements


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