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Apple hiring Senior Legal Counsel for Health Products

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Apple is hiring a senior legal counsel for health products. This is in line with other new jobs in the health category that we wrote about a few weeks back. It is increasingly becoming clear that Apple might soon launch new Apple-branded health products.

Apple HealthThe position will be a key role in the Apple Products Law group, a group of attorneys supporting the development of Apple’s health products and work with Apple’s engineering, marketing, operations, clinical, and regulatory teams to help create and introduce Apple products and services.

This new job was posted yesterday on Apple’s site. This marks the second health-related regulatory position that Apple is hiring within the last 30 days.Apple Health hiring

As a part of this role, the health counsel will be responsible for the following:

  • 6+ years of regulatory counseling experience advising on wellness features and medical devices, including counseling related to design, clinical data, product marketing, and distribution.
  • Experience interacting with and supporting submissions to the FDA and equivalent agencies outside the U.S.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating complex academic center, clinical trial/research, and commercial agreements.
  • Skilled at advising and counseling business teams and leadership on complex legal risks, including issues related to intellectual property, data privacy, and product marketing and distribution.

The health team at Apple has seen some departures as well.

A key team member who leads the FDA-related processes for ECG features left the team and joined a life sciences firm in the regulatory department.

It is becoming abundantly clear that Tim Cook’s vision will soon prove true. Apple’s CEO had famously remarked. 

“I believe if you zoom out into the future, and you look back, and you ask the question, ‘What was Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind?’ it will be about health.”  – Tim Cook.

Cupertino Giant is also looking for talented senior iOS developers to join a team of highly skilled engineers who fulfill the health mission and expand the health-related capabilities of watchOS, iOS, and other Apple platforms.

Although most users expect new features on Apple Watch, such as Blood pressure and Blood Glucose monitoring with the next Apple Watch, the company could still surprise us all with the introduction of other health and wellness-related products.

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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