It’s no secret that Uber Technologies Inc. faces an uphill battle in resolving its long list of regulatory and legal problems. So when former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor and PepsiCo Inc. general counsel Tony West was named as Uber’s top lawyer, it came as welcome news to many.

Most see West’s experience with regulators and his dedication to diversity as strong assets that will be beneficial for his new role as chief legal officer at the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company. He’s expected to bring credibility and integrity to the legal department and the company, and he no doubt already has a list of priorities of what he’d like to see implemented among his new team of lawyers.

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