Twitter Obtains Lead Lawyer From Google

May be looking at CFOs, too

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Google’s associate general counsel for products and intellectual property is leaving the corporation.  A report indicates that Alexander Macgillivray will now put his legal skills to work for Twitter as its general counsel.

Macgillivray has an impressive resume.  He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and spent a good deal of time at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a law firm that’s represented major clients including Creative Commons, HP, and McAfee.  Macgillivray’s stint at Google lasted a noteworthy six years, too. 

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Then there’s his network to consider.  Jeff Eddings, Rick Klau, and Hunter Walk – a senior business development manager, a business product manager, and a director of product management at Google, respectively – wished Macgillivray well in the comments section of his "leaving Google" blog post.  As did Matt Cutts.

So Twitter seems to have obtained a smart and well-connected man.

Here’s one other bit of interesting news about Twitter’s hiring habits: Michael Arrington writes that he’s "confirmed that Twitter is aggressively hiring across the board, including top executive spots.  A number of candidates have been interviewed for the CFO job in particular."

The company may be drawing near to the point at which it’ll seriously try to make money, then.

Twitter Obtains Lead Lawyer From Google
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