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Director, Insurance Litigation, High Exposure, US & CAN

Legal in Chicago, IL

We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.


For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.


And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

About the Role



Insurance for drivers and riders is a critical part of our business, and we are constantly innovating in this area. The Uber Legal Team is currently searching for a Director to oversee a team of Senior Counsel responsible for handling Uber’s High Exposure Insurance Claims and Litigation, with significant expertise in the insurance defense industry and an established record as a dedicated people manager. You will report to the Director responsible for overseeing all of Uber’s insurance defense litigation in the United States and Canada.

What You’ll Do
  • Individually oversee a portfolio of insurance defense matters for Uber and its affiliated entities
  • Work closely with our insurance partners and outside counsel
  • Manage a team of five Senior Counsel dedicated to higher severity matters
  • Advise the business on risk mitigation
  • Support new insurance initiatives


What You’ll Need


  • A minimum of 12+ years of insurance company or law firm experience involving litigating claims/cases arising from Property and Casualty Insurance
  • In-house experience strongly preferred, with the know-how to manage a case through pleadings, motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution and trial
  • Solid case evaluation abilities, critical thinking skills and the capacity to oversee a large portfolio of matters
  • Dedicated experience litigating complex litigation including employment, products liability, and negligence claims in the transportation space
  • Significant first chair mediation experience required and jury trial experience preferred
  • Extensive deposition experience (including preparing and presenting 30(b)(6) witnesses)
  • A proven management record with experience fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Strong academic credentials and law degree from a top law school
  • Joint JD/MBA holders preferred
  • Member of the bar
  • Possess excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm about Uber!


About the Team

The insurance litigation team oversees and manages litigation and claims arising out of Uber's insurance policies. In doing so, the team works hand in hand with our insurance partners and outside counsel to drive solutions and innovate. The insurance litigation team also works across Uber's business teams, from operations to safety, to evaluate and manage risk.

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