Director of Legal

Springtide Child Development

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 03/01/2021
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About Springtide Child Development

Springtide offers family-centered, collaborative care for children with developmental delays and disabilities. We are passionate about helping children grow and develop through evidence-based treatment, experienced therapists, and technology-enabled interdisciplinary clinics

Job Description

Springtide is reinventing the way we work with kids with autism.  With one in 54 children diagnosed with autism today, there is a severe gap in both the quality and quantity of available treatment options, resulting in many kids experiencing long delays in trying to access appropriate care.  Springtide is solving this by building best-in-class, technology-enabled and evidence-based practices that help our children reach their greatest potential and elevate the standard of care.  We offer both in-person intensive therapy and virtual support.  Our multidisciplinary centers create delightful experiences for our families, while enhancing care coordination across multiple specialties and improving client outcomes.  We are a team deeply committed to creating a purpose-filled, joyful and rewarding career for our team members.

We are backed by leading healthcare investors including Deerfield, Optum Ventures and Redesign Health.

About the role

We’re looking for an exceptional Director of Legal to help us execute on our mission to truly transform the way autism care is provided at scale through research, operations and technology. You will be our first in-house lawyer with significant responsibility to build out the legal function, set legal strategy, establish commercial relationships, set guidance on regulatory and compliance requirements, help oversee corporate governance and serve as a key member of the Springtide’s team. You will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and engage on all legal matters that are key to the growth of our business.


  • Initiate and build Springtide’s legal function. Provide strategic legal advice, execute and create scalable processes to triage legal needs in all areas of the business including commercial transactions, corporate governance, employment & HR, regulatory & compliance and financings.
  • Oversee the negotiation, drafting, reviewing and approval of all company agreements, including agreements with insurance payors, partners, vendors and investors. Provide guidance on contract terms and compliance to internal stakeholders.
  • Provide legal advice and thought leadership to senior management and other company stakeholders to help drive our business objectives.
  • Define and develop corporate policies, procedures and programs.
  • Oversee a compliance function that reviews and handles all state-by-state regulatory requirements and provide updates and guidance internally for compliance and expansion opportunities.
  • Anticipate and identify any changes to existing or proposed regulations or laws and proactively develop effective strategies and solutions to help manage risk/impact to Springtide.
  • Vet, retain, and manage outside counsel and related advisors; develop and manage legal budgets.
  • Develop and refine marketing compliance guidelines and review marketing materials.
  • Work cross-functionally and support key internal stakeholders, including the CEO, Finance, People, Operations, Insurance Operations, Clinical Quality, Expansion and Marketing.

Background and skills

  • JD from a top-tier law school. Member in good standing of the NY or other state bar.
  • 6+ years of post-bar experience: top-tier law firm followed by 3+ years in-house, preferably in healthcare services and/or at an emerging, high-growth company.
  • Experience building and implementing legal and compliance processes.
  • Demonstrated increase in visibility and responsibility during in-house career, including managing legal processes, budgeting and managing external legal advisors.
  • Strong foundation in corporate law with broad experience in transactions (equity and debt financings, M&A), labor law, litigation and regulatory compliance.
  • Experience navigating health care regulatory environments is a plus.
  • Extensive experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements.
  • Proven track record of providing proactive, pragmatic legal counsel to business partners. Ability to anticipate legal issues and risks.
  • Sound judgment, commercial awareness, and financial acumen.
  • Impeccable written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects and competing priorities comfortably.
  • Question-driven, curious, open minded, and an attentive listener. A lifelong learner.
  • Excited about the opportunity to help grow Springtide in an entrepreneurial yet compliant manner, while working with diverse groups of stakeholders to get things done in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment.

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