David Ruiz

Making GC Head of Human Resources Could Have Helped Uber, Attorneys Say

David Ruiz

In the Covington & Burling report released last week by Uber Technologies Inc. in response to claims of harassment and bias at the company, one theme kept popping up: gaps in the human resources department's communication with in-house counsel.

Sun Basket Hires Veteran Food GC Isobel Jones as Lead Lawyer

David Ruiz

Sun Basket Inc., a San Francisco-based meal kit company, announced Tuesday it has hired Isobel Jones as general counsel.

After Covington Report, Busier Times Ahead for Uber's Legal Department

Stephanie Forshee, David Ruiz and Jennifer Williams-Alvarez

In the aftermath of Covington & Burling's report on Uber's culture, the company's legal department will likely have a lot of work to do.

Covington Report Tells Uber to Fix Workplace Practices as Kalanick Steps Aside

David Ruiz

Covington & Burling's recommendations to Uber range from focusing diversity efforts to improving recordkeeping in a sweeping, detailed and formal critique of the company's culture.

How Difficult Would Merging the EEOC and OFCCP Be? Lawyers Answer

David Ruiz

We ask labor and employment and compliance lawyers how hard it would be to merge the EEOC and DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance as proposed in the Trump administration's 2018 budget.

Inside Perkins Coie's Uber Investigation That Led to 20 Terminations

David Ruiz

The company fired 20 employees Tuesday after receiving findings from an investigation by Perkins Coie into claims of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Uber Cuts 20 Employees After Perkins Coie Investigation

David Ruiz

The company terminated 20 employees and warned others as an investigation continues into allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct at the company in advance of a broader investigation of company culture.

Uber Can 'Draw Line in the Sand' by Releasing Eric Holder's Investigation

Stephanie Forshee, David Ruiz and Jennifer Williams-Alvarez

Uber must decide whether, and how much, to publicly release an internal investigation into allegations of sexism and sexual harassment at the company.

So You Want to Be Uber's GC? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

David Ruiz

Private practice attorneys, in-house counsel, law professors and recruiters gave their suggestions on what a potential candidate for Uber's GC job should ask themselves.

Dawn Smith, Former VMware Chief Legal Officer, Takes McAfee Post

David Ruiz

Dawn Smith, former top lawyer at VMware Inc., has left the company to become executive vice president, chief legal officer at computer security company McAfee LLC, according to Smith's LinkedIn profile.

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