Alexander Macgillivray is Twitter’s General Counsel and also
responsible for Public Policy and the Trust & Safety team. Prior to
Twitter, he worked for Google for six years and was its Deputy General
Counsel for Products when he left. As such, he was the primary
attorney for a wide variety of Google products, including Web Search,
Gmail, Book Search and Blogger while supervising the team that made
strategic legal decisions for its products worldwide. Before joining
Google, Mr. Macgillivray was a litigator with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich
& Rosati. There, he also concentrated on Internet law issues while
representing clients such as Canal+ Technologies, DirecTV, Streamcast
Networks, Borland, the Internet Archive and Creative Commons. He
received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and is an
affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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