In a recent staffing change, Uber has replaced outgoing deputy general counsel Angela Padilla with incoming Tammy Albarran. Albarran is a partner at law firm Covington & Burling and was co-author together with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on a report about Uber's culture.
Padilla has been active in Uber since 2015, and as such has gone through a lot, if not most of Uber's "shit" during the last 2 years. Albarran 's direct boss in Uber is the Chief Legal Officer, Tony West.
Albarran has a history with Uber, as she was a major part of the investigation that Uber started after Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer write a report on her experiences in Uber was affected by the internal culture of sexism and sexual harassment. It was Albarran's law office that received the call to prepare an investigation and write a report. Albarran's office wrote up the "Holder Report" which was taken literally and completely by the executive board of Uber. It was this report that led to the changes in leadership and direction.
Albarran specializes in regulatory investigations, SEC and securities issues, anti-corruption matters and internal investigations. She is coming on board at Uber during another critical time in their ever-changing environment. Uber is facing legal issues with the 2016 hacker breach as well as probes made by the department of justice. All this and the 2019 IPO that Uber needs to succeed in order to continue leading its global rideshare business in the face of stiff competition.