Of course, our legal teams are experts in compliance, litigation, insurance, contract negotiation, data privacy and more, but our responsibilities don’t end there. As trusted counsellors who influence every aspect of Uber, we go the extra mile to look out for our employees and customers, keep our assets and intellectual property safe, and guide our teams to do what’s right and make decisions that fully reflect our company values and ethics.
Uber puts culture first
Through sustainable changes over time, we have rebuilt and reshaped our culture. Diversity is making us stronger and is guiding us to create a more equitable and inclusive environment—both within Uber and in the world we operate in—and we’re putting culture first.
Meet six members of our Legal team committed to tirelessly promoting change for the greater good.
Transgender at Uber: Why be visible
Bernardo, Counsel on Uber’s Litigation team in Brazil, was just named one of the Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association for his legal work and profound commitment to LGBTIQA+ equality.
Where data science, law, and economics meet at Uber
Meet Juan Manuel Contreras, Ph.D., a cognitive neuroscientist turned data science manager at Uber who helps drive Uber’s legal and business strategies.
At Uber we’re reimagining the way the world moves for the better. We are helping people go anywhere and get anything. And we do it on a global scale, at the speed of now.
Explore our Legal teams
Global Compliance creates the foundation upon which the company’s business and corporate teams comply with relevant laws and regulations. We are present in every geographical region where Uber’s businesses operate, aligned closely to the business teams, and our team at HQ works with the corporate functions to embed compliance and ethics into HQ programs. It is our mission and passion to support Uber to do the right thing. Period.
The Corporate Legal team is comprised of a talented group of legal professionals who partner with our business in the areas of payments, M&A, finance, corporate and commercial transactions, corporate governance, capital markets, and related matters. We also work closely with Tony West, our Chief Legal Officer, with respect to matters involving the board of directors and corporate governance more broadly.
- Intellectual Property
The Intellectual Property (IP) team is a group of experienced and dedicated legal professionals who provide strategic legal advice and counsel to clear IP risks for Uber's business and protect Uber's technologies and brands. The scope of intellectual property issues that we address includes trademark protection, trademark disputes, domains, online brand protection, patent protection, patent disputes, open-source software, and IP transactions.
- Labor & Employment
The Labor and Employment Legal team is a group of experienced and dedicated legal professionals who provide strategic legal advice and counsel involving the rights of employees, responsibilities of employers, and distinctions between employees and independent contractors. Our work includes all US employment litigation, labor disputes, independent contractor reclassification claims, as well as providing advice, counsel and training to Uber on employment law compliance and dispute avoidance.
- Legal Insurance
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.
- Legal Operations
The Legal Ops team is the foundation of the Uber Legal team. Our goal is to ensure that we are maximizing our investment in the team, outside counsel, and innovative technologies.
Uber’s Global Litigation, Regulatory Investigations & Competition team handles some of Uber's most high-profile matters and is comprised of four sub-teams: US litigation, Global Competition Law, eDiscovery, and Government/Regulatory Investigations and Litigation.
- Marketing & Advertising
The Marketing & Advertising Legal team is comprised of a diverse and talented team of legal professionals who provide legal support to anyone helping Uber promote its brand and communicate to riders, drivers, and the public at large. The team is charged with fostering compliance with marketing and advertising laws; drafting and negotiating marketing, talent and sponsorship agreements; and counseling on various promotional initiatives, including cause marketing, sweepstakes and contests, digital marketing, and social media.
- Privacy and Cybersecurity
Uber's Privacy and Cybersecurity Legal team is comprised of a diverse group of global professionals who manage data privacy by accounting for ethics, laws, business risks, and growth prospects. Its mission statement is "We drive Uber’s efforts to be a trusted steward of our users’ personal data in every market where Uber operates.”
The Product Legal team is a group of talented and diligent legal professionals that provide frontline support for the development, launch and execution of products, features and programs for Uber. We advocate on behalf of our regional partners and specialists as well as the client.
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United States & Canada