Legal Community Associate

Anywhere in France /
Company Administration – Legal /
/ Hybrid
🐼 Who we are

Alan is your friend in health.

Alan's long-term goal is to make personal, proactive and holistic health part of people’s daily life, striving to be the world’s most member-centric healthcare company. Our employees join Alan because they truly believe in this mission. 

As of today, Alan operates in 3 countries (🇫🇷, 🇧🇪, 🇪🇸) and covers more than 400,000 members, representing over €275m+ of annualized revenue. We raised a further €183m in a series E funding round in 2022 bringing the company’s total valuation to €2.7bn. The team is 500+ people and growing. 

🤘 How we do it ?

People joining Alan are always surprised and delighted by our innovative working method. We have a set of cultural values that guide our approach to work, such as:
- Members first. We put our members first, our team second, our shareholders third.
- Radical Transparency. We make all choices in writing and adopt a direct and honest style of communication.
- Personal & Team Growth. We are self-improving whilst helping others grow. We’re no ego-doers and we all edit the company.
- Distributed Ownership. We trust our colleagues to make the right choices. We are not afraid to fail fast individually to learn collectively in the long run.
- Fearless ambition. We shoot for the moon and work backwards. We focus on solving complex problems with simple principles far from ready made ideas.

💥 Missions

As Legal Community Associate, you will :

- Support the Legal Community and take ownership on a wide variety of legal issues. The issues vary according to the company’s priorities but always cover a wide range of topics (from product/engineering questions on product features, to data protection and IP issues, contract reviews & negotiations, to board meeting preparation, M&A due diligence, responding to our Admin’s interrogations regarding various insurance topics, mediation procedures with Alan’s insureds and sourcing & hiring of the next Legal Community Associate).
- Contribute to enabling Alaners to make the best decisions autonomously (in line with our push for distributed ownership!). You’ll do this by being in charge of creating innovative legal resources (like checklists, contract templates, videos to train the team), documenting issues, or recording answers to relevant questions for the whole team to use.
- Help strengthen Alan’s privacy efforts. Like any company, Alan has a GDPR compliance program that requires monitoring and updating. You will project manage as well as be the lead point of contact for the company’s privacy referents with regards to the program, and be relied upon to make improvements and automate where possible. You’ll also contribute to internal and external communication initiatives on privacy.

👐 Key outcomes by the end of the internship

By the end of the internship period, you will have learned things that will make you a better legal counsel since you will have:

- Experienced the practical reality of being part of a small legal community at a hyper-growth start-up with a great culture! You’ll have gained in pragmatism, business sense and scrappiness.
- Worked with a tier-one Legal Community who values your growth and who believes in your ability to rapidly own projects.
- Learned to work directly with other communities (engineering, insurance, people, sales, marketing, finance, GDPR, risk etc.) on a wide scope of legal issues, and have become autonomous on the management of daily legal support to the rest of the team. You’ll also have contributed innovative ideas to improve Legal team efficiency and to increase team autonomy. These skills will be highly valued down the line.
- Have contributed directly to at least one strategic company project (M&A, fundraising, new product launch, etc.) and acted as project coordinator for the company’s GDPR compliance efforts.

💢 Profile & competencies


What are the non-negotiable skills that you need to have?

Hard skills and qualifications we’ll be looking for:

- Fluency in written and spoken English is a must. At Alan, everyone works in English. Fluency in French is preferred but NOT a hard requirement.
- Strong general legal knowledge, acquired through a degree in law (Bachelor, conversion course or French M2 minimum).
- Knowledge in data protection law and commercial contracts. You’ll be the ideal candidate if you have already worked on GDPR compliance audits or programs in-house or at a law firm.
- Experience and/or knowledge in one of corporate, M&A, insurance, consumer or healthcare law would be highly valued.
- Interest in legal operations and dedication to making the Legal team’s work more efficient and more useful to the company would be greatly appreciated (and would make your time at Alan more fun!).
- LL.M., experience studying and/or working abroad, and/or foreign bar membership would be great as well as the entrance examination to the French CRFPA (Regional Center for Professional Training of Lawyers) but are not required.

Soft skills we think would make you a great fit:

- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to simplify, as you’ll need to interact with non-lawyers on a daily basis.
- Step back and product & business sense, showing that you understand the company’s interests and what’s at stake behind your work.
- Proactive and autonomous; you don’t need detailed instructions, but you know when to ask questions.
- Organizational skills, rigour and attention to detail; you take pride in spotting inconsistencies and you write in a structured and clear way.
- You are a creative thinker, you are stimulated by hard and novel problems, and you want to explore beyond the things that have been done in the legal world before.

Language(s) level

Fluency in spoken and written English + ability to draft in legal English
French fluency preferred but not required

Duration of the internship:
- 6 to 12 months, starting from July or September 2023 (flexible)
- Remote work possible

For more info on Alan's culture and the role of the Legal department, check out Marion Bergeret's interview with Legal Club Sandwich :

🙌   Perks & Benefits

At Alan, we believe that being in good health is a basic need, and it starts with our employees. This is why Alaners are provided with a stimulating environment and perks ensuring they are happy, efficient and spend only high-quality time with co-workers. 

Therefore, we offer:
- Fair rewards. Generous equity packages complement your base salary.
- Flexible Office. Amazing office space at our HQ, sponsored co-working hubs or a full-remote experience with home office equipment sponsorship, we want you to live where you’re the happiest.
- All the tools you need. Top of the range equipment: Macbook Pro, keyboard, laptop stand, monitor, and Bose noise-canceling headphones.
- Flexible vacation policy and flexible working hours. organize your  time as you  wish.
- Delightful healthcare insurance. Extremely comprehensive health insurance - 100% of the contribution covered by Alan for you and your family.
- Transport. Country-specific commuter benefits.
- Learning & Training opportunities. A highly  flexible Training policy free books and budget to attend and speak at conferences if the opportunity arises.
- Parental leave. Extended parental leave for all new parents.

Important note: we hire people not roles. 

After reading this job description, if you feel like you don’t have all the necessary prerequisites but that it matches where you are now or what you'd like to grow into in your next position, we encourage you to apply!

Not everybody will enter our recruitment process, but all, no matter how underrepresented, should feel free to apply as it can only bring learnings or success.

🔖 Check out our About Alan and Career pages, as well as our Medium, blog and Glassdoor page for more info.