Regulatory & Product Counsel

Posted Nov 18
Full Time
San Mateo, California

You + Helix

Helix is a place where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics.

If you’re excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact and joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you!

Helix + The World

Helix is the leading population genomics and viral surveillance company. Helix enables health systems, public health organizations and life science companies to accelerate the integration of genomic data into patient care and public health decision making.

We are continuing to scale our world-class team to support our dedication to empowering every person to improve their life through DNA.

Helix + Transparency

At Helix, we value transparency. You will find the expected compensation, interview process, what to anticipate during onboarding, and your first 90 days listed in the job description for all Helix roles.

What Is Special About This Role

You will support the growth of both existing and emerging business lines at Helix, and guide and inform Helix’s approach to healthcare regulations and complex regulatory frameworks in structuring and negotiating deals with health system partners, life sciences companies, vendors, and government agencies. You will work directly with both the VP of Legal, the Chief Privacy Officer and Head of Compliance, and collaborate with the broader Legal, Privacy & Compliance Team and G&A staff to support your personal and professional development. As part of a small but growing team, you will be a close and strategic partner to the Helix business, and will be expected to work independently while knowing when to escalate issues to senior attorneys and other managers.

As a Regulatory & Product Counsel, You Will

  • Review and analyze complex healthcare regulatory and compliance matters (including anti-kickback, beneficiary inducement, self-referral laws, state licensure, insurance laws and HIPAA), translate their meaning and implications for the broader Helix team, and provide guidance on how to effectively execute in light of them.
  • Collaborate with business partners to educate employees on regulatory changes and assist with plans for implementation of necessary changes.
  • Develop and implement procedures, policies and programs that reflect compliance with applicable laws, rules and recommendations in the area of fraud, waste, and abuse, clinical research and diagnostic testing.
  • Support the legal team with review of commercial contracts, as a regulatory subject matter expert.
  • Develop excellent working relationships and act as a key resource between the company’s Legal department and other functional groups and project teams, including Business Development, Partnerships, R&D, Supply Chain/Ops, Marketing, Product and other teams to provide guidance in support of their business objectives.
  • Identify ways and initiate projects to continuously improve templates, processes, and operations.

About You

  • U.S. law degree and an active member in good standing of the California Bar.
  • At least 6+ years of healthcare regulatory experience, including at least 2+ years of product counseling; experience advising on both federal and state healthcare regulatory matters is preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task amid evolving business needs and priorities.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and advise on matters involving ambiguity and in-flight strategy.
  • Strong desire to improve processes and drive efficiency in legal operations.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves, dive in, and take care of tasks large and small.
  • Interest in policy and procedure development as part of comprehensive legal risk management.


  • Familiarity with state and federal regulations regarding research and matters relating to big data research collaborations.
  • Familiarity with healthcare privacy laws and willingness and interest in advising on privacy matters that intersect with healthcare regulatory matters.
  • Prior experience working in-house at a healthcare organization

Physical/Mental Demands: This role requires prolonged periods of sitting while being able to view and read text on computer screens less than a few feet away. May periodically require lifting up to 10 pounds and occasional walking or standing. May require repetitive motions that may include the wrists, hands, or fingers. May require meetings in person or via video conference (on or off-camera). Requires work in a typical office setting or may be eligible for remote work. Role also requires the ability to reason logically and make sound decisions; ability to understand, remember, and follow verbal and written instructions; and ability to perform in situations requiring deadlines. Ability to work as an integral part of a team.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For more information or to make an accommodation request reach out to _.

_ Expected Interview Process

1 ) Recruiter Screen 2 ) Manager Screen/Tech Screen 3) Onsite 4) Offer

Expected Pay For This Role

There are 3 distinct parts to your Helix offer: 1) Base Salary 2) Annual Bonus 3) Equity

Expected Helix Base: $155,000 - $253,000

Expected Helix Discretionary Annual Bonus: 15% of your annual salary

Equity: We offer generous equity at Helix. If you receive a Helix offer your recruiter will book dedicated time with you to educate you on our equity model.

_The salary range above is our reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role across US locations. Actual starting pay will be based on non-discriminatory job-related factors, including exact work location, experience, relevant training and education, and skill level. Your recruiter can share more about your specific work location salary range during the hiring process.

_ Aside from working alongside brilliant, dedicated, passionate, down-to-earth, curious, warm, and thoughtful people, we also provide great benefits:

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance with Date of Hire eligibility
    • Above average employer paid premium coverage
  • 12 weeks Helix Paid Parental Leave option
  • 401(k) with employer matching of up to 4% and 100% Vesting on the Date of Hire
  • Comprehensive Well-Being Benefits
    • 18 well-being programs covering financial, legal and wellness solutions
  • Flexible PTO
  • Remote options for many roles and a home office stipend

What To Expect During Your Onboarding Week

We want to make sure your first week is spent learning the foundations. You will be invited to live orientation sessions and spend time with your hiring manager developing your individual roadmap to success. This experience will include sessions that cover your benefits, security & privacy training, an introduction to the OKR framework used at Helix and our communication tools and norms.

What To Expect During Your First 90 Days

_First 30 days: you’ll spend time learning the Helix way, completing training and onboarding for your roles, and getting introduced to your team and relevant stakeholders. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of our customers, our products, the impact we make in the lives of our communities, and how to thrive at Helix through participation in Helix U. Day 30 - 60: you’ll spend time contributing to projects, deeply familiarizing yourself with team and company processes, and developing a deeper understanding of Helix’s products, services and capabilities. Day 60 - 90: you’ll build your OKRs with your manager, start to take ownership of projects and initiatives on your team, and begin to demonstrate your impact on the Helix mission.

_ Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.