I’m currently working with Hyperfine, Inc., the inventor of the world’s first portable MRI scanner. I’m the general counsel, chief compliance officer, and corporate secretary. We’re in medical device industry.
I’ve worked my entire career, except for a 2-year stint with Waymo (self-driving cars), in health care and life sciences. I’ve got experience with FDA medical device, healthcare reimbursement, manufacturing, and I’ve been the head lawyer building a function previously. I also have significant contracting and compliance experience. I’m looking to continue developing my business strategy skills and specifically in legal, public company legal experience.
FDA clearances, international regulatory clearances, SEC public company rules, privacy requirements. We are a small, early revenue company despite being public and so we are always reviewing how we meet our legal requirements given limited resources and needing to remain incredibly nimble and fast-paced.
I anticipate there will be even more connected devices and inter-connected devices in hospital settings as well as in-home settings. We’ll see continued downward pressure on pricing and reimbursement for procedures as more health care moves to lower cost/less intensive settings (again, in-home health care). We are already looking at how do we price our product and get buy-in from providers who would be adversely affected by these downward pressures. We’re also collaborating with researchers on using our device in alternative care settings.
I look for legal talent wherever I can find it! Whether it’s in law firms or through my networks, it’s important to be open minded. I also don’t focus on “pedigree”, and instead focus on experience, adaptability, eagerness to learn and take ownership. Especially for small teams, I hire for one expertise and focus on what else the attorney wants to learn. For example, I have an employment law specialist on my team who also wants to learn FDA law, and she handles all of our procurement contracts and is implementing processes across the board (not only in employment/people operations).