Legal Director, Safety & Insurance

Chicago, IL
Full Time
03-15-2019
Exp.: 12+ Years
Description:
About the Role
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 Director to oversee a team of Senior Counsel responsible for handling Uber’s High Exposure Insurance Claims and Litigation, with significant expertise in the insurance defense industry and an established record as a dedicated people manager. You will report to the Director responsible for overseeing all of Uber’s insurance defense litigation in the United States and Canada.

What You’ll Do
  • Individually oversee a portfolio of insurance defense matters for Uber and its affiliated entities
  • Work closely with our insurance partners and outside counsel
  • Manage a team of five Senior Counsel dedicated to higher severity matters
  • Advise the business on risk mitigation
  • Support new insurance initiatives

What You’ll Need
  • A minimum of 12+ years of insurance company or law firm experience involving litigating claims/cases arising from Property and Casualty Insurance
  • In-house experience strongly preferred, with the know-how to manage a case through pleadings, motion practice, discovery, dispute resolution and trial
  • Solid case evaluation abilities, critical thinking skills and the capacity to oversee a large portfolio of matters
  • Dedicated experience litigating complex litigation including employment, products liability, and negligence claims in the transportation space
  • Significant first chair mediation experience required and jury trial experience preferred
  • Extensive deposition experience (including preparing and presenting 30(b)(6) witnesses)
  • A proven management record with experience fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Strong academic credentials and law degree from a top law school
  • Joint JD/MBA holders preferred
  • Member of the bar
  • Possess excellent business judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm about Uber!

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