General Counsel Ted Ullyot Leaves Facebook Inc (FB)

Posted May 10, 2013

Ted Ullyot, the top lawyer at Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), is leaving the company to take time off.  Ullyot, 45, is leaving in July and the company is going to search for replacements internally and externally.

During Ullyot’s time at Facebook, he oversaw cases like the Winklevoss twins case, a patent fight against Yahoo!, and the IPO error lawsuits.  When he was not taking care of these cases, he was constantly handling privacy issue lawsuits.

Ullyot joined Facebook in October 2008 and built the legal team from 10 people to over 70.  According to sources with AllThingsD, Ullyot already has another job lined up.

Ted Ullyot graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1990.  He attended the University of Chicago Law School with honors in 1994.  After graduating, he worked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Michael Luttig.  Ullyot joined the legal department of AOL in 2000, which became AOL Time Warner during his time there.  Between January 2003 and Janaury 2005, Ullyot worked in the White House as associate counsel and as a deputy assistant to President George W. Bush.