The Wall Street Journal: Uber names ex-Justice Department official its first chief compliance officer

Uber Technologies Inc. has tapped a former top official at the U.S. Justice Department to be its first chief compliance officer, as the ride-hailing giant seeks to move past a series of regulatory problems and other controversies ahead of a highly anticipated initial public offering next year.

Uber is set to announce to staff Tuesday the hiring of Scott Schools, who stepped down last week as the Justice Department’s highest-ranking career official and a close adviser to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Schools, 56, said in an interview that Uber began courting him in February. He is among a spate of high-level hirings since Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi joined Uber last September, including operations chief Barney Harford and general counsel Tony West, a former high-ranking Obama Justice Department official, to whom Schools will report.

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