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Assistant General Counsel



Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

Abridge was founded in 2018 with the mission of powering deeper understanding in healthcare. Our AI-powered platform was purpose-built for medical conversations, improving clinical documentation efficiencies while enabling clinicians to focus on what matters most—their patients.

Our enterprise-grade technology transforms patient-clinician conversations into structured clinical notes in real-time, with deep EMR integrations. Powered by Linked Evidence and our purpose-built, auditable AI, we are the only company that maps AI-generated summaries to ground truth, helping providers quickly trust and verify the output. As pioneers in generative AI for healthcare, we are setting the industry standards for the responsible deployment of AI across health systems.

We are a growing team of practicing MDs, AI scientists, PhDs, creatives, technologists, and engineers working together to empower people and make care make more sense.

The Role

Abridge is in the process of rolling out its ambient listening solution to healthcare systems throughout the country. As Assistant General Counsel, you will be at the front lines of making Abridge a success, working alongside our Sales and Partner Success teams negotiate and close deals with customers big and small.

What You'll Do

  • Be a lead negotiator representing Abridge in transactions with a wide range of customers and partners

  • Coordinate and manage external counsel to resolve specialist issues and ensure fast delivery of contract reviews

  • Work with our General Counsel and Chief Commercial Officer in iterating on and improving our core commercial documents and terms.

What You’ll Bring

  • 5 + years experience negotiating commercial contracts, ideally with large institutions as counterparties. Healthcare systems are a plus, though experience negotiating with government, universities, and large corporations also qualify.

  • Strong demonstrated ability to work independently and make tough commercial decisions under time pressure and with competing priorities.

  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally, particularly with technical teams, designers, and sales teams.

  • Creativity in solving and navigating novel legal matters; experience in crafting new processes and language to meet the needs of a rapidly-moving enterprise.

Ideally, You Have - Optional

  • Specialities in intellectual property, data privacy / HIPAA, and technology law are welcome but not necessary.

  • Some familiarity and understanding of recent trends in artificial intelligence, with a specific focus on language models.

  • Prior startup and in-house experience is a plus, though not a requirement for this role.

Why Work at Abridge?

  • Be a part of a trailblazing, mission driven organization that uses audio as the wedge to improve the healthcare delivery experience

  • Unlimited PTO, plus 12 national holidays

  • Comprehensive and generous benefits package:

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave, for all employees

  • Flexible working hours — we care more about what you accomplish than what specific hours you’re working

  • Remote work environment

  • Equity for all new employees

  • Generous equipment budget for your home office setup ($1600)

  • Opportunity to work and grow with talented individuals, and have ownership and impact at a high growth startup.

  • Plus much more!

Life at Abridge

At Abridge, we’re driven by our mission to bring understanding and follow-through to every medical conversation. Our culture is founded on doing things the “inverse” way in a legacy system—focusing on patients, instead of the system; focusing on outcomes, instead of billing; and focusing on the end-user experience, instead of a hospital administrator's mandate.

Abridgers are engineers, scientists, designers, and health policy experts from a diverse set of backgrounds—an experiment in alchemy that helps us transform an industry dominated by EHRs and enterprise into a consumer-driven experience, one recording at a time. We believe in strong ideas, loosely held, and place a high premium on a growth mindset. We push each other to grow and expose each other to the latest in our respective fields. Whether it’s holding a PhD-level deep dive into understanding fairness and underlying bias in machine learning models, debating the merits of a Scandinavian design philosophy in our UI/UX, or writing responses for Medicare rules to influence U.S. health policy, we prioritize sharing our findings across the team and helping each other be successful.

Diversity & Inclusion

Abridge is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do. We actively welcome applicants from all backgrounds (including but not limited to race, gender, educational background, and sexual orientation).

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