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Senior Counsel, Patent Litigation

Legal, Legal in San Francisco, California

About Uber

Uber is a technology company that is changing the way the world thinks about transportation. We are building technology people use every day. Whether it's heading home from work, getting a meal delivered from a favorite restaurant, or a way to earn extra income, Uber is becoming part of the fabric of daily life.

We're making cities safer, smarter, and more connected. And we're doing it at a global scale-energizing local economies and bringing opportunity to millions of people around the world.

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.

Uber's positive impact is tangible in the communities we operate in, and that drives us to keep moving forward.

About the Role

As Senior Counsel, Litigation, you will join Uber's legal team handling US-based litigation, with a focus on patent and other IP litigation matters. You will also help with a variety of other litigation matters.

What You'll Do

  • Manage all aspects of Uber's US-based patent litigation, often in partnership with Uber's IP Legal Team.
  • Collaborate with the IP Legal Team to address pre-litigation assertions of patent infringement and other IP threats and demands.
  • Manage a diverse range of other US-based litigation matters, in a multitude of practice areas (e.g., class actions and contract disputes) at various procedural stages from filing to appeal.
  • Take a hands-on approach to all facets of litigation, including responding to discovery requests, drafting and revising legal briefs, preparing witnesses for testimony at depositions and in court, preparing for and attending trial and negotiating and drafting settlements.
  • Efficiently resolve lawsuits and pre-litigation disputes.
  • Collaborate frequently with Legal management and business clients to develop litigation strategy and ensure goal alignment across various business teams.
  • Engage and manage outside counsel, including strategic and substantive oversight, staffing, fee arrangements and invoices, budget compliance and adherence to Uber's outside counsel guidelines.
  • Work collaboratively with Uber's Policy and Communications team on litigation-related media strategies. Evaluate case-related press releases, often on a deadline in response to recent events, to ensure factual accuracy and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Collaborate with litigation paralegals to handle demand letter responses and small claims matters.
  • Identify, review, analyze and mitigate legal risks.

What You'll Need

  • 8 Minimum Years of Experience with patent litigation

About the Team

This role is part of Uber's Global Litigation, Regulatory Investigations & Competition team, which is comprised of US-based litigation (excluding employment and insurance litigation), global competition, eDiscovery, and the government and regulatory investigations and litigation teams.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

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.