As part of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership, Columbia Business and Law Schools will proudly host a luncheon featuring Colin Stretch, Former Vice President and General Counsel of Facebook, moderated by Professor Eric Talley. The conversation with both business and law school students will focus on Colin's effective leadership style, and his ability to work across both the legal and business functions of the organization to help impart a strong organizational character.
Colin Stretch recently departed Facebook, Inc. where he served as Vice President and General Counsel for the past six years. In that capacity, Colin managed the company's legal and compliance teams and was responsible for corporate legal affairs. Prior to becoming General Counsel in June 2013, Colin was Deputy General Counsel, responsible for the company's product, regulatory, and litigation work.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, Colin was a partner at Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel in Washington D.C., where he handled litigation, appellate, and regulatory matters. Colin is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and, after a stint with the Department of Justice Honors Program, for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the United States Supreme Court. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and three children.