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Uber Hires Former Justice Department Lawyer as Compliance Chief

By on July 11, 2018 in Corporate Compliance/Governance

Uber Technologies Inc. named Scott Schools, a former top attorney at the U.S. Justice Department, as chief compliance officer, reports Bloomberg.

“The newly created role is designed to help Uber avoid the kinds of scandals and legal scrutiny that enveloped the business last year,” according to reporter Eric Newcomer. The ride-hailing company has faced at least five U.S. criminal inquiries, people familiar with the probes have said.

At the Justice Department, Schools was a top adviser to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Read the Bloomberg article.