Alexander Macgillivray

Alexander Macgillivray
General Counsel, Twitter

Website | @amac

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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