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Associate Counsel, Litigation & Risk at lyft careers Full-time Job

8 months ago   Legal / Attorney or Lawyer   Nashville   834 views Reference: 468
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Associate Counsel, Litigation & Risk at lyft careers

Lyft is looking for a bright, energetic, and self-motivated attorney with at least 3 years of litigation experience to join our expanding Legal Team. You will partner with and provide legal guidance to departments such as Claims, Risk Solutions, Trust & Safety, Operations, Public Policy, and Communications to help craft solutions to the novel legal challenges Lyft faces every day. The successful candidate will be pragmatic, entrepreneurial and comfortable working in an ambiguous, quickly-changing, and sometimes chaotic environment, with a high workload.


  • Primary responsibility meaning, hands-on work, not just supervising outside counsel for a variety of legal matters, with an emphasis on personal injury cases, as well as pre-litigation dispute resolution
  • Collaborate closely with fellow Legal Team members to develop and implement litigation strategy with an eye toward impact on Lyfts broader business objectives
  • Proactively approach all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, and trial and appellate strategies
  • Analyze pre-litigation and litigation matters to effectively participate in decisions related to resolution strategy and demonstrate an ability to understand, interpret, and apply current law and regulations to Lyfts current and prospective products and services
  • Efficient management of outside counsel, including tactical guidance, staffing, case management, budgeting, and alignment with Lyfts broader legal strategy
  • Provide guidance to management on litigation and pre-litigation matters
  • Provide sound legal advice cross-functionally to other teams
  • Maintain effective communication with insurance carriers and other third parties


  • 3+ years practicing law at a leading law firm or in-house
  • J.D. from a top-tier law school and active membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • Strong preference is given to candidates with prior in-house experience and experience advising technology clients as outside counsel
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workplace
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving workplace
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, convey grace under pressure, and simultaneously manage complex workloads, multiple client demands, and shifting priorities
  • Be a resourceful self-starter and have a passion for results. Embody Lyfts culture, and operate with high standards and ethics
  • An understanding of the transportation and ridesharing industries, as well as the sharing economy in general


  • Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Mental health benefits
  • In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Lyft Pink - Lyft team members get an exclusive opportunity to test new benefits of our Ridership Program

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States and Canada in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule, remote, or as a visitor) are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completion of the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including by way of an emergency use authorization. Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state and local laws. Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process. New employees must provide proof of full vaccination or receive an accommodation exception approval prior to their start date.

Company Description
At Lyft, our mission is to improve peoples lives with the worlds best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.

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