Counsel, Litigation and Competition
Title: Counsel, Litigation and Competition
Location: U.S. Anywhere
At Lyft, our mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, and diverse organization.
Lyft is looking for a bright, energetic, and self-motivated attorney with at least 5 years of litigation and counseling experience with an emphasis in antitrust and competition law. You will assist with a wide variety of litigation, counseling, and compliance matters that are core to the company’s business and growth, and you will work cross-functionally across Lyft to help craft solutions to the novel legal challenges Lyft faces every day. The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial and resourceful, skilled at building strong relationships, and comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
- Responsibility meaning, hands-on work, not just supervising outside counsel for a wide variety of litigation matters in state and federal courts, regulatory matters, and internal counseling on litigation issues related to antitrust law and other areas
- Provide sound legal counsel and become a trusted advisor to teams across Lyft
- Provide trainings and other support related to Lyft’s antitrust compliance program
- Understand, interpret, and apply current antitrust and competition law and regulations to Lyft’s current and prospective products and services
- Collaborate closely with fellow Legal Team members and outside counsel to develop and implement litigation strategy with an eye toward impact on Lyft’s broader business objectives
- Manage outside counsel, including tactical guidance, staffing, case management, budgeting, and alignment with Lyft’s broader legal strategy
- Provide assistance and support to Lyft’s Legal Team members, and work closely with other teams across the company to provide cross-functional legal advice
- 5+ years of experience practicing in-house, at a regulatory entity or at a large or mid-size law firm
- J.D. from a top-tier law school and membership in at least one state bar
- Experience crafting antitrust advice and strategic guidance, and carrying out trainings and other components of antitrust compliance programs
- Experience representing clients in antitrust inquiries, including government investigations and/or merger reviews
- Experience litigating and/or counseling in other areas of the law in addition to antitrust e.g., regulatory disputes and investigations, discrimination and accessibiity claims, and complex or consumer class actions is preferred.
- Preference is given to candidates with prior in-house experience and/or experience advising similarly situated 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 Lyft’s culture, and operate with high standards and ethics
- Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options
- Mental health benefits
- Family building 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
For candidates living in Colorado, the expected base pay range is $164,560-$188,000 and depending on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location.
This role is work-from-anywhere, excluding the following states and territory: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, Puerto Rico
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 that they are fully vaccinated and up to date against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated and up to date means an employee has: 1) received all recommended doses in a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine; and 2) either has received a booster dose or is not yet eligible to receive a booster dose but will do so when eligible. 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.