July 27, 2017

Uber’s top lawyer is taking a new job in the company



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Uber’s top lawyer is stepping aside from overseeing the company’s day-to-day legal operations.

Salle Yoo will become the company’s Chief Legal Officer, company CEO Travis Kalanick wrote in an email to employees. Uber is now looking for a general counsel to replace Yoo and manage its daily legal battles, he said.

An Uber representative confirmed the email, but declined to comment on it.

In her new role, Yoo will be working closely with Uber’s HR chief, Liane Hornsey, on the company’s cultural shift. Yoo has been known for being a passionate advocate for equal pay in the company and has a reputation for asking HR to rerun offer letters if she doesn’t think it represents equal pay.

Yoo’s move is the latest in a string of executive departures and shuffling at Uber. In April, the company removed Anthony Levandowski from his role as head of its self-driving car effort and banned him from working on a piece of technology at the center of a lawsuit filed against Uber by Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet. Other executives have simply left Uber during this period of turmoil, including its former president, Jeff Jones ; its head of communications; and its […]

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