Commercial Counsel

Collective Health

Collective Health

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024

We all depend on healthcare throughout our lifetimes, for ourselves, and our families and friends, but it is notoriously difficult to navigate and understand. As an industry that comprises 20% of the US economy we think healthcare should work better for all of us. At Collective Health we believe it’s time for a new day in healthcare where as members we are informed and empowered to make the right care choices when the decisions are urgent and critical.

At Collective Health, we're revolutionizing employer-sponsored health plans through our integrated third-party administrative services and technology platform. This innovative approach is transforming the industry and we seek a creative, business-minded healthcare attorney to join our Legal team as Commercial Counsel.

As Commercial Counsel, you'll play a pivotal role in driving commercial strategy and advising on regulatory and SaaS matters. You'll partner with key stakeholders across the business, providing insightful legal counsel on a wide range of commercial transactions and projects.The ideal candidate will possess a strong contracting background and proficiency with healthcare laws such as ERISA, HIPAA, ACA, and CAA.

What you'll do:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate inbound, outbound, and partnership commercial agreements, including client contracts, master services agreements with key partners, vendor and SaaS agreements, data security/confidentiality agreements, and business associate agreements.
  • Assist with counseling product and operations teams on issues including compliance with laws applicable to health plans, privacy, and intellectual property.
  • Collaborate with internal and external experts to ensure that commercial agreements appropriately manage risk and comply with policies, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Build a commercial legal strategy for the national sales team and support their business strategy to help define the future of healthcare.
  • Guide operations and product teams on service level agreements and new and existing business arrangements.
  • Troubleshoot commercial issues, devise workable solutions to support the business, and improve legal forms, processes, and procedures.
  • Educate internal business teams on contract terms, negotiation best practices, commercial, implications, legal risks, etc.
  • Hold a seat at the table as a trusted, proactive business partner to senior managers and leadership at all levels.

To be successful in this role, you'll need:

  • J.D., with a current license to practice in California (either CA or Rule 965 admitted)
  • 8+ years of relevant legal practice at a law firm and/or high-growth technology company
  • Experience structuring, drafting, and negotiating complex commercial agreements and in counseling clients across an enterprise. B2B and B2C experience valued.
  • Experience with HIPAA, ERISA, and healthcare strongly favored.
  • Comfortable handling privacy and data protection topics in the commercial context.
  • Exceptional client communication skills.
  • Excellent judgment and practical, actionable advice, including the consistent ability to make thoughtful, difficult calls, weigh all factors of a decision (keeping the big picture in mind while considering the details), and communicating those effectively to business clients.
  • Talent for building trusted relationships and for balancing different points of view.

Pay Transparency Statement

This is a hybrid position based out of our offices: San Francisco, CA or Lehi, UT, with the expectation of being in office at least three weekdays per week. #LI-hybrid

The actual pay rate offered within the range will depend on factors including geographic location, qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In addition to the salary, you will be eligible for stock options and benefits like health insurance, 401k, and paid time off. Learn more about our benefits at

San Francisco, CA Pay Range
$159,200$199,000 USD
Lehi, UT Pay Range
$121,200$151,500 USD

About Collective Health

Collective Health is the leading health benefits platform that brings together medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, and program partners into an integrated solution that better enables employees and their families to understand, navigate, and pay for healthcare. By reducing the administrative lift of delivering health benefits, providing an intuitive member experience, and helping control costs and improve outcomes, the company guides employees toward healthier lives and companies toward healthier bottom lines.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Collective Health is committed to providing support to candidates who require reasonable accommodation during the interview process. If you need assistance, please contact

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