10/31/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Facebook Hires Alberto Gonzales' Former Chief Of Staff As Its General Counsel

Accused of permitting unwarranted spying on citizens, torture, helping to blow a CIA agent's cover and firing non-political appointees for political reasons, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales left the White House shrouded in ignominy. Facebook just hired his former right-hand man, Ted Ullyot, as its general counsel. The privacy advocates who plagued Facebook during its Beacon controversy might not be pleased, but Washington insider and top Facebook flack Elliot Schrage is giddy. "He has an extraordinary combination of private legal practice and public sector experience. So many of the legal issues we face touch on both of those arenas," Schrage told the Los Angeles Times. "Ted's arrival really demonstrates we're a little more grown-up." Ullyot's impressive resume:

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