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There are rules in this game of lawyering. To work at Burges Salmon, it seems, you have to be an ex-City lawyer who shunned the capital. To be a Linklaters banking partner you really should be an ex-Denton Wilde Sapte lawyer.
And, it appears, to work at Facebook you have to be a Harvard graduate.
Colin Stretch has stepped up from the deputy role to become general counsel, replacing ex-Kirkland & Ellis partner Ted Ullyot after joining from the catchy Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel in 2010.
Both studied at Harvard, as did Elliot Schrage, VP communications and public policy, a Harvard Law School graduate, and COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Stretch, who left Harvard in 1996, looks remarkable young for a general counsel of a global corporate giant. But if it makes up-and-coming lawyers feel any better, Facebook has its failures too. Founder Mark Zuckerberg never finished his Harvard degree.
- Due to popular demand, we have created a free sample copy of the Asia Pacific 150 for those wishing to try before you buy. Just register here and you will receive full details of the report, an overview of the legal market in the region, key league table data including metrics such as headcount, plus profiles on key local and international law firms such as Clayton Utz, Dacheng, Zhong Lun, Baker & McKenzie and DLA Piper.