Most recently, London yanked its license to operate there.
And 3 Latina current and former employees filed a class action discrimination lawsuit. Because of a law in California they were able to bypass Uber's employee policy of mandatory arbitration.
Uber's chief legal officer Salle Yoo had resigned. The search for a replacement has been rather quick.
The new chief legal officer will be Tony West. He will be leaving PepsiCo where he is general counsel. There he had been known for successful initiatives in business ethics and diversity.
Earlier in his career he served under Eric Holder in the Justice Department. Obviously, he understands how the federal lawyers think. That's an advantage for Uber.
Here is Eric Newcomer's coverage in Bloomberg of this first major hire at Uber.
The new Uber chief executive officer Dara Khosrowshahi seems to be sending a message that he is changing Uber's rogue culture. As a powerful global consumer brand, Pepsi had to continually reposition and repackage itself as having the right values and choosing to do the right thing.
This could be the beginning of a new era at Uber. Both the business and the legal media will be watching West's every move.
Meanwhile, Uber still have serious governance challenges. Former chief executive officer Travis Kalanick has tampered with board matters.
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