David Ruiz

Google's Self-Driving Unit Hires New Public Policy Lead

David Ruiz

Google's self-driving car division, Waymo, hired a former eBay Inc. executive Tekedra Mawakana as president of public policy and government affairs as the company wrangles with lawmakers over self-driving car regulations and also battles Uber Technologies Inc. over claims that a former Waymo engine

Menlo Park Startup Plays Matchmaker to GCs and Outside Counsel

David Ruiz

A Menlo Park company is trying to find a better way to bring GCs and outside counsel together, but some GCs remain reluctant about the idea.

Tech GCs Tell Us About How Their Companies Become a Court 'Friend'

David Ruiz

As more than a hundred companies used the court system to show opposition to the president's travel bans, GCs say the process involves a few, quick conversations and stakeholders.

New Yahoo GC Arthur Chong Deals Well With Complexity, Says Former Colleague

David Ruiz

In just a few months, Yahoo Inc.'s new general counsel Arthur Chong will have to oversee a complex web of intellectual property assets, minority investments and corporate securities and debt. A lawyer who has worked with him says he's more than prepared.

H-1B Quick-Processing Suspension Worries Employers, Applicants, Visa Holders

David Ruiz

The planned suspension of expedited processing for H-1B applications, starting next month, could derail recruiting efforts and disrupt daily life for workers at some of the largest temporary work nonimmigrant visa employers in the United States, immigration attorneys say.

Uber's 'Greyball' Program Puts New Focus on Legal Dept.

David Ruiz

Uber Technologies Inc. has used software to evade law enforcement and public officials in cities where the company faced opposition from regulators, The New York Times reported Friday, and legal ethics professionals said the company may be steering into the wrong lane.

Silicon Valley GCs Defend Ron Bell, Say He's The Fall Guy for Data Breach

David Ruiz

Some GCs blamed Bell's departure on company politics and said Bell is falling on the sword for larger issues at the beleaguered company.

Silicon Valley GCs Defend Ron Bell; Say He's The Fall Guy

David Ruiz

Silicon Valley GCs say Former Yahoo General Counsel Ron Bell is a "good lawyer" being punished for the company's problems.

Uber Investigation Alone Won't Solve Company's Problems, Employment Lawyers Say

David Ruiz

A former engineer's published allegations that she was sexually harassed at Uber Technologies Inc. during her tenure at the ride-sharing company created ongoing tumult that is unlikely to be settled solely by an internal investigation launched in its aftermath, labor and employment lawyers and exper

Uber In-House Counsel Under Scrutiny in Alleged Harassment of Female Engineer

David Ruiz

Uber Technologies Inc. is responding to a female engineer's allegations that she was sexually harassed by a supervisor at her former employer by hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to lead an internal review panel including top executives and the company's legal department.

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