Theodore W. Ullyot: Facebook IPO


Facebook's general counsel since 2008, Ullyot handles complex legal issues such as user privacy and intellectual property. He was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis and previously served as general counsel of AOL Time Warner and ESL Investments. Ullyot also worked in the George W. Bush administration as chief of staff for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. As deputy assistant to the president, he helped coordinate the response to the investigation into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. His government experience also includes a stint as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Born: San Francisco, CA
Lives: Hillsborough, CA
Education: Harvard University, B.A., University of Chicago Law School, J.D.

Relationship to Facebook

Ullyot holds 0.1 percent of Class B shares. Before you feel too bad, that values his post-IPO stake at about $71 million. Oh, and he's got plenty of restricted shares just waiting to be vested.

Career Profile

Current Occupation: General counsel, Facebook
Former Companies: AOL Time Warner, Kirkland & Ellis

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