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Senior Counsel, Litigation

Legal
Chicago, Illinois |
San Francisco, California

About the Role

Uber is changing the world, and Uber's Litigation Team is proud to be part of that. We're looking for an exceptional attorney to manage an array of complex U.S. corporate litigation, as well as counsel the business as we develop new products and open markets. This position will report to a Legal Director, Litigation and is based in San Francisco or Chicago.

Preference for Bay Area candidates but open to Chicago as a second city, as long as willing to travel ~25% of time to the SF office.

What You'll Do

  • Oversee a diverse range of corporate litigation matters across the country, in a multitude of practice areas (consumer protection, competition, and other general business claims, to name just a few), and at various procedural stages (from pre-litigation threats and small claims to class certification, trial, and appeals)

  • Take a hands-on approach to all facets of litigation, including fact investigation, drafting and revising legal briefs, responding to discovery requests, preparing witnesses for testimony, and negotiating and drafting settlements

  • Bring legal work in-house where possible, while supervising all aspects of outside counsel relationships, including staffing, litigation strategy, budgets and invoices, compliance with outside counsel guidelines, and work product

  • Craft succinct, practical legal advice to achieve ambitious business goals, including counseling on advertising, trade secret protection, and current/future products

  • Develop, implement, and enforce company policies and compliance efforts, including training employees on potential litigation risks

  • Use litigation as a tool to achieve business and policy goals

What You'll Need

*Active law license and minimum of 8 years of experience in a reputable law firm and/or in-house legal department
* Know-how and self-sufficiency to manage a case through pleadings, motion practice, complex e-discovery, dispute resolution and trial
* Outstanding legal research, writing, negotiation, and advocacy skills
* Stellar case evaluation abilities, integrity, business judgment, critical thinking, and the capacity to oversee a large portfolio of matters
* First chair mediation or trial experience preferred * Deposition experience (including presenting witnesses)
* Team player mentality, including good sense of humor and willingness to pitch in on projects no matter how big or small
* Enthusiasm about Uber!

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.