Facebook has hired a GOP insider as its new GC, surprising scores of Silicon Valley lawyers who'd been vying for the hottest in-house gig in town. The social networking site announced Monday that its legal department will be led by Theodore Ullyot, a Kirkland & Ellis partner who has worked in the Bush White House and the Gonzales Justice Department. In fact, Ullyot's policy background may be a big reason why Facebook chose him over more traditional Silicon Valley types.
Facebook Surprises by Naming GOP Insider Its New GC
September 30, 2008