Salle Yoo, Uber Technologies Inc.’s head of legal announced in September, one week after Dara Khosrowshahi stepped in as the company’s new CEO, that she plans to leave the troubled ride-hailing giant once a new general counsel is in place. Days later, reports surfaced that former Inc. chief legal officer and chief of corporate and government affairs Burke Norton was being considered as the replacement for Yoo, who has been with the company for five years.

There’s no certainty yet that Norton will be the next top lawyer at Uber. But the search for a new legal boss at the company–who will start the job with plenty of legal and compliance challenges on his or her plate–has underscored the question of how much compensation a new legal leader at the company is poised to pocket.

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