Twitter signs up former Google deputy GC for in-house team
Twitter has boosted its legal team with the appointment of former Google associate general counsel Nicole Wong. Wong, who joins the micro-blogging site’s legal department as a director, becomes the latest in a long line of former Google employees to make the switch to Twitter. Former Google associate litigation counsel Amy Keating also made the move to Twitter this month, joining the company as litigation counsel. Wong and Keating join Twitter general counsel Alexander Macgillivray, another ex-Google employee who left the firm after serving six years advising on product and intellectual property issues. In addition, Twitter product and business counsel Bakari Brock also defected from Google in 2010 following two years as corporate counsel at the online giant. Wong, who worked at Google from 2004 to 2011, appropriately announced her new role via Twitter after tweeting: “New nest. Excited to #jointheflock”. Previously a partner at Perkins Coie, Wong was known as one of Google’s ‘gatekeepers’ and responsible for deciding whether or not content should be limited on subsidiary sites such as YouTube. Wong successfully fought battled against the Turkish government’s decision to block access to YouTube after it was judged that a number of videos on the website insulted the country, which is a crime under Turkish law.
Twitter has boosted its in-house legal team with the appointment of former Google deputy general counsel Nicole Wong.
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