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Ted Ullyot steps down as Facebook GC

In his five years as general counsel, Ullyot saw the company through an initial public offering and numerous courtroom battles

Facebook Inc.’s top lawyer Ted Ullyot is leaving his post after five years with the company, Facebook announced on Friday.

Ullyot joined the tech company as its inaugural general counsel in October 2008. In the ensuing five years he saw Facebook through litigation involving the Winklevoss twins, a patent battle with Yahoo Inc. and the controversy surrounding its May 2012 initial public offering.

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