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Counsel, Safety & Insurance Litigation, US Northeast

in Chicago, Illinois

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.

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 Safety & Insurance Litigation Counsel, with expertise in the insurance defense industry and experience managing robust insurance defense litigation. This position is open to the Chicago office when we return back to the office.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage a portfolio of claims and litigation in the Southeast Region
  • Provide guidance to outside counsel on case strategy
  • Draft and review various court documents such as pleadings, discovery, and motions
  • Work across our business and legal teams on risk management initiatives
  • Collaborate with team members for operational efficiency and process revision
  • Partner with the global insurance law team on insurance coverages and regulatory efforts

Basic Qualifications:

  • J.D. and license to practice law in at least one state
  • Minimum of 4+ years of legal experience in private practice and/or in-house

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ 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
  • First chair mediation or trial experience preferred
  • Deposition experience (including presenting witnesses)
  • Strong academic credentials and law degree from a top law school
  • Joint JD/MBA holders preferred
  • Possess excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm about Uber!

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We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

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