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Scalia Law Welcomes Distinguished Adjunct Professor Ted Ullyot

Distinguished Adjunct Professor Ted Ullyot
Distinguished Adjunct Professor Ted Ullyot

Over the course of his career, Ted Ullyot has been a leader in both the private and public sectors. He was General Counsel of Facebook from 2008–2013, leading the company’s legal and security functions from early-stage private company through IPO. Professor Ullyot also served in the administration of President George W. Bush, including in the White House as Deputy Staff Secretary and at the Justice Department as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. At other points in his career, Professor Ullyot served as General Counsel of AOL Time Warner Europe; as a board member of AutoZone; and as a partner in the law firm Kirkland & Ellis and the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Professor Ullyot clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia and for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and his undergraduate degree from Harvard.

Professor Ullyot’s Course, Current Issues In Technology Law:

The docket of a tech lawyer today can run the gamut, from more traditional tech-law issues like privacy and intellectual property, to newer controversies involving antitrust, government data requests and censorship, and most recently election law and political speech. To navigate these issues effectively, lawyers must combine legal expertise with practical business judgment as well as an understanding of the broader social and political context. In Professor Ullyot’s seminar course, students will develop those skills by analyzing real-world tech-company legal controversies from the present and the recent past.