Daily Journal Quotes Bill Abrams on Uber’s New General Counsel

November 21, 2017

The Daily Journal quoted Bill Abrams in a November 16 article titled “New Uber GC Needs Board Cooperation and Support, Experts Say.” The article discusses Uber Technology’s selection of Tony West as its new general counsel. Mr. West most recently served as PepsiCo general counsel and executive vice president of government affairs, and previously as a Department of Justice associate attorney general.

Mr. Abrams, who serves as managing partner of Steptoe’s San Francisco office, says that Mr. West’s experience at the Justice Department would be invaluable to Uber as it navigates federal investigations. “He knows the playbook and how [the Department of Justice is] going to look at things. That’s hugely valuable to advising their board on how to proceed. It may be advice that may be unpleasant to accept but he’s not going to sugarcoat it.”

The full article can be read at the Daily Journal (subscription required).