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Associate Counsel, Litigation & Risk

Posted May 03
Full Time
HybridSan Francisco, California

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 4 years of litigation experience to join our Legal Team.  The successful candidate will be pragmatic, entrepreneurial and comfortable working in an ambiguous, quickly-changing, and sometimes chaotic environment, with a high workload.  You will actively oversee litigation, and also partner with and provide legal guidance to departments such as Claims, Risk, Safety & Customer Care, Policy, and Communications to help craft solutions to the novel legal challenges Lyft faces every day.  


  • Primary responsibility — meaning, hands-on work, not just supervising outside counsel — for legal matters, with an emphasis on personal injury cases
  • Collaborate closely with fellow Legal Team members to develop and implement litigation strategy with an eye toward impact on Lyft’s broader business objectives
  • Proactively approach all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, and trial and appellate strategies
  • Analyze litigation matters to effectively participate in decisions related to resolution strategy and demonstrate an ability to understand, interpret, and apply current law and regulations to Lyft’s current and prospective products and services
  • Efficient management of outside counsel, including tactical guidance, staffing, case management, budgeting, and alignment with Lyft’s broader legal strategy
  • Provide guidance to management on litigation matters
  • Provide sound legal advice cross-functionally to other teams
  • Maintain effective communication with insurance carriers and other third parties


  • 4+ years practicing law at a leading law firm or in-house
  • J.D. from a top-tier law school
  • Member of a state bar in good standing
  • Preference is given to candidates with prior in-house experience and experience advising technology 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
  • An understanding of the transportation and ridesharing industries, as well as the sharing economy in general


  • 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

Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  

This role will be in-office on a hybrid schedule — Team Members will be expected to work in the office 3 days per week on Mondays, Thursdays and a team-specific third day. Additionally, hybrid roles have the flexibility to work from anywhere for up to 4 weeks per year.

The expected base pay range for this position in the San Francisco area is $144,000 - $180,000. Salary ranges are dependent on a variety of factors, including qualifications, experience and geographic location. Range is not inclusive of potential equity offering, bonus or benefits. Your recruiter can share more information about the salary range specific to your working location and other factors during the hiring process.