Facebook's top lawyer, Colin Stretch, is leaving the company at the end of the year, marking a loss for the company as it recovers from privacy scandals and widespread reports of bad content and abuse of the platform.
"There is never a 'right time' for a transition like this, but the team and the company boast incredible talent and will navigate this well," Stretch wrote in a Facebook post announcing his departure.
Stretch appeared before Congress last fall to speak on Russian interference in the presidential election. Stretch joined Facebook in 2010 and has served as vice president and general counsel since July 2013.
His departure follows the planned August exit of Facebook's Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos.