Corporate Counsel reporter Caroline Spiezio wrote a story last month about the search for Facebook’s next General Counsel. She asked several law-department focused legal recruiters, including yours truly, to opine on the background that might fit best for this high-profile opportunity.

One of the opinions, not mine, suggested that cream-of-the-crop level candidates may hesitate when recruited to throw his or her hat into the particularly fiery ring that is Facebook. Government scrutiny, data privacy concerns, and a high-profile founder/CEO under the media microscope all contribute to an environment that may cause some candidates to ask, “Why would I want that job?”

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