Counsel Returns to Gibson Dunn After 7 Years With Facebook

Former Facebook, deputy general counsel S. Ashlie Beringer has rejoined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Palo Alto, California, as partner and co-chair of its privacy, cybersecurity and data innovation practice group, the firm announced Tuesday.

Beringer was most recently the vice president and deputy general counsel for Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, where she worked for almost seven years and oversaw the company’s litigation, regulatory, product and privacy issues during a time of both growth and turbulence. 

At Gibson Dunn, Beringer will advise tech companies on matters such as global regulations, data management, privacy, and security.

“Her impressive in-house experience, her deep product expertise, and top-notch legal skill will further bolster the firm’s regulatory compliance and privacy bench, both here and globally,” said Benjamin Wagner, the partner-in-charge of Gibson Dunn’s Palo Alto office, in a February 16 statement.

Beringer’s tenure at Facebook beginning in 2013 has spanned some of the biggest legal and regulatory challenges that the social media giant has yet encountered, from questions about misinformation and the company’s treatment of user data around the 2016 US elections, to antitrust inquiries targeting the company.

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