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Sr. Counsel, Safety & Insurance Litigation, High Exposure - GL, US West, Chicago, Illinois

Created01/09/2022
Reference109253
CategoryLegal
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CityChicago
Zip60601
SalaryCompetitive
About the Team

The Safety & Insurance Litigation team oversees and manages civil litigation and claims. 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.

About the Role

The Uber Legal Team is searching for a Safety & Insurance Litigation - High Exposure, Sr. Counsel, with expertise in the insurance defense industry (general liability) and experience leading robust insurance defense litigation. This position is open in the San Francisco and Chicago offices, when we return back to the office.

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.

What You'll Do

• Handle a portfolio of high exposure claims and litigation (general liability focused) for Uber in the West Coast Region.

• Analyze claims/cases to effectively participate in decisions related to resolution strategy and innovating legal precedent.

• Assist in the management of outside counsel with a regionalized focus on West Coast matters of high-severity.

• Work across our business and legal teams on risk management initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

• A minimum of 8 years of insurance company or law firm experience litigating general liability claims/cases, with specific experience handling high-severity matters.
• Membership of the state bar of WA, OR, CA, NV, UT, ID, AZ, NM, HI, or AK. CA strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

• In-house experience strongly preferred, with the know-how to run a case through pleadings, motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution and trial (both state and federal).

• Proven case evaluation abilities, critical thinking skills and the capacity to lead all aspects of a large portfolio of high-severity matters.

• First chair mediation and trial experience.

• Extensive deposition experience, including presenting both lay and expert witnesses.

• Strong academic credentials.

• Excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills.

• Passion for Uber!

At Uber, we reimagine the way the world moves for the better. The idea was born on a snowy night in Paris in 2008, and ever since then, our DNA of reimagination and reinvention carries on. We've grown into a global platform moving people and things in ever-expanding ways, taking on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters make movement happen at the push of a button for everyone, everywhere.

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.

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](https://forms.gle/aDWTk9k6xtMU25Y5A).
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