Employment Counsel, Western Europe

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About Uber

We're changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we're a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it's a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it. For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.And that's just what we're doing today. We're thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we're in for the long haul. We're reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.

Job Description

About the Role

As an Employment Counsel, you will be the point of contact for all Employment matters, direct and indirect, for the Legal team in Western Europe. This role will lead our Legal Employment efforts in Western Europe and will report directly to the Director of EMEA Employment and be based in Paris, France.


What You'll Do

  • Be a trusted advisor to the business, and provide critical legal and strategic input on a wide range of complex employment issues
  • Work closely with our Amsterdam based Employment Team, and other regional and global legal team members on compliance, litigation, audits and policy matters as well as broader business issues
  • Key responsibilities will include direct and indirect employee lifecycle and all related business matters, provide strategic and proactive legal advice to internal stakeholders, and effectively manage outside counsel to achieve employment law objectives across Western Europe
  • Partner closely with the Public Policy, and Communications teams to ensure strategic alignment and the successful execution of important regional initiatives. Evaluate general communications, press releases, often on deadlines in response to recent events, to ensure factual accuracy and compliance with applicable laws

Who You Are

  • Minimum of 6 years of legal experience. The ideal background includes a combination of private practice and in-house experience with a large technology or consumer facing company
  • Highly motivated, creative, willing to take initiative and innovate; able to juggle multiple projects at a time in a fast-paced environment, while collaborating as a team to stay in sync and working independently to get the job done
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French, and a crisp writing style. Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Italian would be preferred
  • Excellent business judgment and interpersonal skills (outgoing, down-to-earth, and with a good sense of humor)
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in high impact and high profile situations
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Uber
  • Must be willing to travel

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