All Uber articles

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    Kickstarter adds general counsel from Uber


    Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has appointed Nicole Benincasa as general counsel. Benincasa spent seven years at Uber, serving as senior counsel, global safety since September 2019.

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    Uber: Fraud Section ends bribery probe


    The Department of Justice has closed its investigation into possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by ride-sharing company Uber.

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    Compliance 2020: A timeline


    Compliance Week looks back at two decades of scandals, enforcement actions, and regulatory policies (2000-2019) that shaped the compliance function we see today.

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    Uber to strengthen culture against sexual harassment, retaliation


    Ride-sharing company Uber says it will clean up its act after agreeing to settle charges of sexual harassment and retaliation with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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    Guide for practitioners: How to effectively monitor anti-corruption compliance


    In a guest column for CW, Uber’s senior counsel for global compliance helps to outline a best-in-class compliance monitoring program. 

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    Uber stripped of London license for ‘pattern of failures’


    Uber has been stripped of its London operating license after the city’s transportation regulator identified a “pattern of failures” by the company, including several safety breaches that placed passengers at risk. It is appealing the ruling.

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    Uber, Lyft among companies trying to stymie California employment bill


    As legislation that would classify many freelance workers as employees instead of contractors nears passage in California, a few companies that would be most impacted are trying to preserve the gig economy.

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    Uber discloses its bribery and corruption risk


    In its first-ever filing with the SEC, ride-sharing company Uber discussed its bribery and corruption risks, including an ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

  • Blog post

    Why HR compliance is critical to creating trust


    The recent departure of Uber’s head of human resources suggests the company’s new speak-up cultural might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

  • Blog post

    Uber promises to ‘move forward,’ but still doesn’t have CCO


    Uber launched a new ad campaign in which it vows to “move forward” and “always do the right thing,” but the company still does not have a chief compliance officer (CCO) to make sure it delivers on that message.

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    Regulators skeptical of Uber’s work to fix breach processes


    A look at the trials and tribulations of taxi-app company Uber: data breaches it tried to keep hidden, how they were exposed, what Uber is doing to fix operations.

  • Blog post

    Unsealed letter: Uber engaged in fraud, theft, espionage, more


    Uber’s former manager of global intelligence, Richard Jacobs, claims to have observed a laundry list of illegal activities at Uber, including fraud, theft, espionage, and more.

  • Blog post

    Uber seriously needs some compliance


    After all of the misfirings at Uber this year, the company needs to appoint a chief compliance officer, who reports directly to the CEO, and works to change the values while putting in the infrastructure to support the backbone of a best practices compliance program. Sooner, rather than later.

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    For Uber: what else? Not: where else?


    Another Uber reveal, this time the fact that the company make a $100K payment to hackers who broke and stole confidential data of some 57 million Uber customers and drivers, leaves many wondering what else the transportation company has kept in the dark.

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    Culture, compliance, and the board


    Companies need to beware of two debilitating types of corporate culture, according to Uber board member Arianna Huffington, “the cult of the top performer” and “the culture of burnout and stress.”

  • Blog post

    Has Uber turned a page?


    Uber may finally be changing its tune and, this time, in a very public way, writes The Man From the FCPA.

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    Uber works on its leadership and teamwork


    Uber is taking steps to clean up its act. The company has hired Frances Frei as head of leadership and as the unofficial cheerleader for the company, whe will be teaching management skills at all levels and how to work as a team and lead an effort on business strategy. ...

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    Mnuchin, KPMG, and RPMs


    In case you missed it this week, the Mnuchins are wishing the internet could forget a few things, KPMG might be the latest victim of the #GuptaCurse, and in the wake of devastating hurricane action to hit the southwest, companies are showing just how unprepared they really were. And Uber. ...

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    Uber and “Hell”


    The hits keep coming to beleaguered transportation firm Uber; reports have surfaced that an internal company program called “Hell” utilized software that allowed it to illegally interfere with Lyft, an Uber competitor.

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    SeaWorld, Mueller, and Congress


    In case you missed it this week, Mueller sidles up to a new lawyer involved in Paul Manafort's probe, politicians are eyeing a particular bribery-related trial, and SeaWorld get's a criminal investigation