Ted Ullyot, who has been Facebook’s general counsel since 2008, is leaving the company. Facebook confirmed Ullyot’s departure with AllFacebook. Ullyot defended Facebook during its legal battles with the Winklevoss twins, and has seen Facebook grow from 500 users to 1 billion.
Facebook took the first steps toward expanding its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters to the former Tyco Electronics site across the Bayfront Expressway from its main campus, submitting a plan to the state for cleaning up soil that is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other toxic chemicals.
Facebook has hired a former assistant to President Barack Obama, Sarah Feinberg.
Facebook has already spent $102,000 on 2011 lobbying in California.