By Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg News
Uber Technologies Inc. appointed Tony West as chief legal officer, the first major hire for the new chief executive officer since taking over last month.
West, the outgoing general counsel at PepsiCo Inc. and a former senior official at the U.S. Justice Department, will join the ride-hailing company next month as it faces at least five federal criminal probes and dozens of lawsuits, including a major trade secrets fight with Alphabet Inc.
“Tony is exactly what Uber needs now,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in an email to staff seen by Bloomberg. “At Pepsi, he has ...