Uber's chief legal officer is latest top executive to depart

Uber Technologies' Salle Yoo joined Uber in 2012. PHOTO: TWITTER/ @SALLEYOO

NEW YORK (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - Uber Technologies' chief legal officer and general counsel Salle Yoo is planning to leave the company in the near future, according to a note seen by Reuters.

The note sent by Yoo to Uber's legal team says that she will continue to serve until the company's recently appointed chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, names a replacement.

According to the note, Yoo, who joined Uber in 2012, began considering a future beyond the company last spring after being named chief legal officer in May.

Uber's executive turnover has been extensive this year. The San Francisco-based company has replaced co-founder Travis Kalanick as chief executive officer and has seen many top leaders depart, including its president, senior vice president of engineering and finance chief. Dara Khosrowshahi, former CEO of Expedia, took over as Uber's CEO this month.

The company also faces a growing number of investigations and lawsuits, including federal probes of potential foreign bribes, the use of software called Greyball that obscured Uber drivers from law enforcement officials, and another software program called Hell, which let Uber scour a competitor's applications for information on the rival's drivers.

Uber is also being sued by one of its major investors in a megawatt fight that's headed to court in October. And Alphabet Inc's self-driving car company Waymo is suing Uber for stealing trade secrets. The company faces a civil suit from a woman whose Uber driver was convicted of rape in India. Top Uber executives hadquestioned whether that rape took place and obtained the woman's medical report.

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