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Senior Counsel, Special Matters



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Senior Counsel, Special Matters

CLO, Legal
in San Francisco, California

About the Role

The Safety & 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. This innovative team also works across Uber's business teams, from operations to safety, to evaluate and manage risk. 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 - Sr. Counsel with expertise in mass torts, appeals, and high-severity matters.

What You'll Do

  • Manage mass torts and a portfolio of general liability litigation for Uber.
  • Analyze claims/cases to effectively participate in decisions related to strategy and innovating legal precedent.
  • Assist in the management of outside counsel with a focus on mass torts and appeals.
  • Work across our business and legal teams on risk management initiatives.
  • Support new insurance initiatives and work closely with the insurance legal team on insurance for Uber and its entities worldwide.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of legal experience with the know-how to manage high-severity cases OR 7 years, including +1 year Uber internal.
  • J.D. and license to practice law in at least one U.S. state.

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-house experience is strongly preferred, with the know-how to manage mass actions, including mass torts cases through pleadings, motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution and trial (both state and federal).
  • Solid case evaluation abilities, critical thinking skills, and the capacity to oversee a large portfolio of high-severity matters.
  • First-chair mediation and trial experience is a plus.
  • Extensive deposition experience, including presenting both lay and expert witnesses.
  • The ability to juggle multiple projects at a time in an exciting, fast-paced environment, both collaborating as a team to stay in sync and working independently to get the job done.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and highly collaborative with both business leaders and cross-functional partners, with a strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility, and partner with others.
  • Self-motivation with a strong affinity for vision setting, strategic problem solving, and driving action.
  • Excellent business judgment and great communication skills.
  • Embody the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
  • Enthusiastic about Uber and the opportunity to have a big impact!

For San Francisco, CA-based roles: The base salary range for this role is USD$232,000 per year - USD$258,000 per year.

You will be eligible to participate in Uber's bonus program, and may be offered an equity award & other types of comp. You will also be eligible for various benefits. More details can be found at the following link https://www.uber.com/careers/benefits.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

Offices continue to be central to collaboration and Uber’s cultural identity. Unless formally approved to work fully remotely, Uber expects employees to spend at least half of their work time in their assigned office. For certain roles, such as those based at green-light hubs, employees are expected to be in-office for 100% of their time. Please speak with your recruiter to better understand in-office expectations for this role.