Pinterest appoints Google lawyer to GC role

Michael Yang will tackle the photo sharing site’s copyright infringement issues

Pinterest, the country’s third most popular social network, has hired former Google deputy general counsel Michael Yang as its inaugural GC.

During his seven-and-a-half years at Google, Yang led a 200-person legal team dealing with product compliance and commercial issues, according to the Wall Street Journal. He previously worked for the California State Senate and for a Washington, D.C., congressional committee.

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