Twitter has hired a high-profile Google lawyer as its first general counsel. Alexander Macgillivray, deputy GC for products and IP at Google, will take the legal reins at the popular San Francisco-based micro-blogging site, according to people familiar with the hire. On Sunday, the Google lawyer appropriately told the world via his Twitter account that he was joining Twitter, although he did not indicate in what role.
Twitter Names Its First General Counsel
July 14, 2009