At Via, we’re on the cutting edge of mobility. We’re building revolutionary technology that’s changing the way people get around. It’s on-demand transit on a mass scale, a smarter transportation that’s friendly to our planet. From on-demand autonomous shuttles in Australia to dynamically routed bus fleets in Singapore, our sophisticated operating system is powering transportation in the world’s biggest cities and is sought after by prominent transportation players globally. We’ve provided more than 50 million shared rides already, and we’re growing at an astonishing rate. We have offices in more than 15 countries and deployments in more than 50 markets, with a goal of hundreds of deployments within the next two years. If you’re someone who relishes wearing multiple hats, never backs down from a challenge, and loves getting things done, we’d love to hear from you!
Via is looking for exceptional individuals to join us as we look to rapidly grow our business (including our SaaS licensing business with public and private sector customers) domestically and internationally and prepare to launch new cities around the world.
As a Summer Legal Associate, you will work closely with all members of our small and dynamic legal team on substantive legal research, regulatory projects and contracts, particularly targeted toward business growth and launch in new markets.
Responsibilities and Duties
Conduct research on applicable regulatory regimes in the ridesharing space as Via prepares to launch in new cities and countries; coordinate with local operations teams around the world to demystify local regulations and their implications to the business
Work with Via’s Growth, Business Development and Partnership teams and assist with drafting contracts for innovative strategic partnerships and deployments on all continents
Assist in preparing submissions to the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and other regulatory agencies; respond to relevant inquiries
Coordinate with legal counsel and outside vendors to ensure accurate and up-to-date document management and compliance with data privacy policies and applicable law
Research and track regulatory developments in the transportation and ridesharing industry; track major litigation and summarize key rulings in pending cases
Research emerging insurance issues, labor law in the sharing economy and information security issues, issues applicable to tech startups generally and the ridesharing space more specifically
Gain hands-on exposure to all aspects of in-house legal work at a growing startup
Meticulous and vigilant, with a keen attention to detail
Outgoing and sociable; willing to wear multiple hats and work on projects of all types
High-energy and enjoy taking charge
An outstanding researcher and writer – participation in a law journal is a plus
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, willing to think outside of the box
Interested in the changing regulatory landscape of the on-demand transportation industry
Excited by start-up culture, workspace, and development
Completion of first or second year of study in top-tier JD program; recent law school graduates also welcome to apply
Commitment: Paid full-time summer internship (10 – 12 weeks). We require a minimum commitment of 10 weeks (no split summers). This position is based in New York City.