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Uber hires Pepsi's Tony West as new chief legal officer

Tony West will join Uber next month from PepsiCo

Heather Somerville | Reuters 

Uber Technologies said on Friday it hired a new chief legal officer to guide the company through its many legal quandaries, filling one of the crucial vacancies in its leadership. Tony West will join Uber next month from PepsiCo, where as general counsel he led a team of lawyers across more than 200 countries. He was also a former federal prosecutor and senior official in the US Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama. At Uber, West will contend with a number of criminal probes and one of the biggest legal battles playing out in Silicon Valley, a lawsuit ...

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First Published: Sat, October 28 2017. 20:40 IST