Uber’s Chief Legal Officer to Depart

Uber’s chief legal officer, Salle Yoo, is expected to leave the company in the near future, according to two people briefed about the matter. Her expected departure comes as Uber faces several criminal probes in past practices and an upcoming trial over trade-theft allegations made against the company by Waymo.

Ms. Yoo is exiting nearly four months after the company started looking for someone to replace her as general counsel, in charge of Uber’s day-to-day legal operations. She’d had that position since she joined Uber in mid-2012. But in late May, then-CEO Travis Kalanick said Uber would seek a new general counsel, saying Ms. Yoo would work on issues such as diversity and hiring, although he subsequently left himself, in late June. Uber recently named Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO.

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This story has been updated to clarify Mr. Kalanick’s role relating to Uber’s Hell program and to correct Ms. Yoo's title, which still includes general counsel.

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Critics of Ms. Yoo inside of Uber say she didn’t have necessary experience to handle a global team of more than 100 employees.