Director, Government and Regulatory Investigations and Litigation (GRIL)
Legal in San Francisco, CA
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About the Role
Uber is changing the world, and the Uber Legal Team is proud to be part of that. We’re looking for an exceptional, business-oriented candidate to lead our Government and Regulatory Investigations and Litigation team based at Uber’s San Francisco headquarters. This is a great opportunity to join a best in class legal department and work on cutting edge issues in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
What You’ll Do
Manage and lead strategy for a diverse range of regulatory and government investigations and related litigation in numerous jurisdictions globally, covering a multitude of substantive areas (competition, compliance, corruption, and other general business practices).
Brief, develop strategy, and collaborate with the Chief Legal Officer, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, and Chief Trust & Security Officer, and team members, as appropriate.
Work cross-functionally with other legal teams and with the business to ensure goal and strategy alignment.
Interact with regulatory and government authorities and work to efficiently resolve investigations and lawsuits.
Take a hands-on approach to all facets of litigation and investigations, including responding to subpoenas and discovery requests from regulators, analyzing and formulating investigative plans; drafting and revising legal briefs, interviewing witnesses, preparing witnesses for testimony, and negotiating and drafting settlements.
Supervise all aspects of outside counsel relationships, including staffing, litigation and investigations strategy, budgets and invoices, compliance with outside counsel guidelines, and work product.
Drive efficiencies and cost reduction in investigative matter management, including with regard to budgets for external counsel and forensic or discovery-related needs.
Support and manage litigation deriving from regulatory and government investigations (both civil and criminal), as required.
Responsible for developing a high performing team of in-house attorneys and paralegals.
Identify, review, analyze and mitigate legal risks.
Devise scalable processes and procedures to navigate commonly encountered legal issues to help support a rapidly-growing, global business.
What You’ll Need
A minimum of 12 years of broad trial and litigation experience (criminal and civil); government trial experience strongly preferred.
Excellent legal/business judgment.
Exceptional writing and advocacy skills.
Substantial experience with government investigations, including but not limited to investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and the SEC.
Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively at all levels of the organization.
Ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
Substantive knowledge and expertise in a wide range of litigation and investigations.
Demonstrated experience as a people manager.
Accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others.
Familiarity with e-discovery issues, including document retention policies and procedures as well as collection, review, and production of documents.
Highly motivated, efficient, organized, and laser-focused on the details; able to juggle multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively prioritize and drive projects to conclusion.
Enthusiastic about Uber!
About the Team
This role is part of Uber’s Global Litigation Team, which is comprised of the US Litigation Team (excluding employment, insurance, antitrust and regulatory litigation), the Competition Law team, and the Government and Regulatory Investigations and Litigation Team.
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