Tony West is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Uber, where he leads a global team of more than 600 in the company’s Legal, Compliance and Ethics, and Security functions.
Previously, Tony was Executive Vice President Public Policy and Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at PepsiCo.
From 2009 to 2012, Tony was the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, the largest litigating division of the Justice Department. As Assistant Attorney General, Tony led the Justice Department’s review of the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), advocating strongly and successfully that the department abandon its long ‐standing defense of the statute because the law was unconstitutional.
When Tony left the Obama administration, Attorney General Eric Holder presented him with the Edmund J. Randolph Award, the Department of Justice’s highest honor.
Earlier in his career, Tony was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of California.
Tony graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he served as publisher of the Harvard Political Review, and received his law degree from Stanford Law School, where he was President of the Stanford Law Review.