At Fitbit, our mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.
We started our journey in 2007—as a team of two with one big idea. Since then, we’ve grown to over 1,500 employees, sold over 60mm devices, and built a health and fitness community across the globe. In fact, the Fitbit Community has taken enough steps to walk from the Sun to Pluto! Offering award-winning products, a top-rated mobile app and an easy-to-use online dashboard, Fitbit provides personalized experiences that help our users reach their goals. With a reenergized focus on innovative devices, interactive experiences, and enterprise health we are transforming the way consumers and businesses see health & fitness.
Fitbit’s HQ campus is located in the heart of San Francisco with office locations in Boston, San Diego and around the world. Think you’ve found your fit?
Join us in working on the exciting legal issues surrounding our health and fitness products. You will craft innovative approaches to some of the most interesting and novel issues facing digital health and wearables. You will serve as our primary counsel and subject matter expert on legal issues related to the regulation of medical technology—including both hardware and software as a medical device—as Fitbit continues to expand its product line beyond wellness. You will work closely with our Product, Engineering, and Health Solutions teams to devise strategic solutions that proactively manage legal risk while advancing our company goals and protecting our users around the world. You will also help develop scalable processes for legal review of new product launches.
In addition to advising on medical technology laws and regulations, you, in partnership with your legal team colleagues, will work on product compliance with US and international laws dealing with consumer protection, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, content regulation, and advertising and marketing. You will be a key contributor to the legal resources required for our products, such as terms of service, privacy notices, and other disclosures. In addition to working with our Product and Engineering teams, you will serve as an advisor to business teams that support our products, like Customer Support, Public Relations, Sales, and Marketing.
As Senior Regulatory and Product Counsel, you will have the opportunity to develop new precedents for cutting-edge legal issues at the intersection of healthcare and technology and influence our next generation of products and services.
- 5-10 years of relevant legal experience, although more—even much more—experience is welcome.
- 3+ years of experience advising on medical technology laws and regulations, including FDA regulations, HIPAA, healthcare program regulations, healthcare fraud and abuse laws, and clinical research regulations.
- In-house experience working for a medical technology company is strongly preferred.
- Experience engaging with regulators is a plus, particularly with the FDA on medical devices—hardware and software.
- The successful candidate must also have experience in some of the other legal matters that this role will handle, listed above, and a proven ability to quickly learn new areas of law.
- A JD degree or equivalent, and active, good standing in a US state bar.
- Experience launching products and translating legal requirements into actionable advice for product and engineering teams. You must have a track record of developing practical solutions to novel legal issues.
- Flexibility to adapt and thrive in an environment that is constantly changing as we expand our business. The role requires an entrepreneurial mindset that enables you to successfully work independently and also escalate issues when appropriate.
- High integrity and excellent judgment, especially with respect to advising on legal risk and developing scalable process to support our growing business.
- Strong written and oral communication skills. You must be collaborative and good at building authentic relationships across many functional teams.
- Ability to periodically take early morning or late evening meetings due to time zone differences.
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San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance Fitbit will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.