Ted Ullyot

Ted Ullyot has broad experience at senior levels of the legal and business world, as well as the federal government. As the General Counsel of Facebook from 2008 to 2013, he led the company’s legal and security functions, and served as a member of the senior management team, starting from Facebook’s days as an early-stage private company through its first full year as a publicly traded company.

Ted Ullyot spent much of his early career in Washington, including as a litigation partner in the D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis and as an official in the administration of President George W. Bush. In the Bush White House, he was an Associate Counsel and later Deputy Staff Secretary (to then-Staff Secretary Brett Kavanaugh). In the Bush Justice Department, he was Chief of Staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Mr. Ullyot began his career as a law clerk, first for Judge J. Michael Luttig on the Fourth Circuit and then for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Before Facebook, Mr. Ullyot served as General Counsel of AOL Time Warner Europe and later as General Counsel of the hedge fund ESL Investments, Inc. Post-Facebook, he was a partner in the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z). At a16z, Mr. Ullyot led the firm’s Policy and Regulatory Affairs team, providing counsel to both the firm and its portfolio companies on developments in the regulatory, political, and policy landscape.

Mr. Ullyot also served on the board of directors of AutoZone, Inc., from 2006 to 2011 – including as chairman of the Compensation Committee. He has taught classes in technology law at Stanford Law School and Scalia Law School (George Mason).

Mr. Ullyot received his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he was Topics and Comments Editor of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif and with Honors. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude and running on the varsity cross-country team. Between Harvard and Chicago, Mr. Ullyot studied in Paris at the Institut d'Études Politiques, earning a C.E.P.