“Defend & Respect the User’s Voice” – Fireside Chat @ Big Boulder 2016

Along with two colleagues from Twitter, I had the opportunity this week to participate in a fireside chat at the Big Boulder conference.  It was a great opportunity to share how we approach our work on the Product Counsel team.  It was also my first time in Boulder and our office there, where many of the teams I support are located.  Hope to go back again soon!

The conference posted a short recap of our session here.  A few official photos:

You can also catch the Periscope here.  As you can see, viewers just couldn’t. get. enough.


The Ballad of Manny Bothans

I am very proud of this.

Love Wins!

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (June 26, 2015) (Kennedy, J.).


TwitterLogo_#55aceeBig news: starting in mid-July, I’ll be joining Twitter’s legal team as a Product Counsel.

It’s hard to express how thrilled I am about this new chapter in my career.  Ever since working with the Product Counsel team at Google, I’ve dreamed of someday becoming a Product Counsel for a great company.  That goal has driven every career decision of mine over the past 7 years, from interning at EFF to starting my practice in WSGR’s Internet Strategy & Litigation group.

Although this opportunity comes somewhat sooner in my career than I expected, I’m excited to take on the challenge.  It’ll be fantastic to work with some familiar faces, and to get to know the rest of the team and the company better.  More practically, this change means I get back the two hours I was spending in the car everyday between San Francisco and Palo Alto — now the office is just a 25 minute MUNI ride away!

Although the road ahead is doubtless full of new challenges, they are the types of challenges I have been longing to take on.  I can’t wait to get started.

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