Ex-Facebook Lawyer Joins Latham & Watkins

Former Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch, who left the company in 2019, is joining Latham & Watkins to advise emerging and other companies, the firm said Monday.

Stretch will work in an of counsel role in Latham’s Washington, D.C. office, according to the firm. He’ll counsel pre-IPO and public companies and boards of directors on matters including transactions, regulatory, public policy and litigation, the firm said.

He oversaw Facebook’s legal and compliance functions after becoming the social media giant’s general counsel in 2013. Stretch, previously the company’s deputy general counsel, worked on litigation over the company’s founding and its …

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