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SAN FRANCISCO – Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr led a months-long internal investigation at Uber into allegations by a former employee that the company operated a program aimed at stealing competitors’ trade secrets, an in-house attorney for Uber testified Wednesday.

Angela Padilla, vice president and deputy general counsel at Uber Technologies Inc., made that testimony at an evidentiary hearing in a San Francisco federal court in Waymo’s trade secrets case against Uber. Her statements come a day after the ex-employee, Uber’s former manager of global intelligence Richard Jacobs, testified about the allegations made in a letter sent by his lawyer.

Padilla identified Wilmer partners Randall Lee and Heather Tewksbury as leading the investigation, and said Uber retained the firm after Jacobs’ attorney sent the 37-page letter to the company on May 5.

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Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is the Data Editor for ALM Media and Law.com. He is based in San Francisco.

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