Colin Stretch

Colin Stretch

Colin Stretch recently retired as General Counsel of Facebook, Inc., where he led the company’s legal and security teams and was responsible for corporate governance and corporate legal affairs.  Colin joined the company in 2010, and during his time there worked on matters ranging from litigation over the company’s founding, to the IPO and its aftermath; from major regulatory investigations in the US and abroad, to congressional testimony relating to foreign interference in the 2016 election; from the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, to the implementation of major privacy legislation in Europe.  During his time at the company, Colin helped the organization scale from under 1,000 employees to over 40,000.  Colin’s first role out of law school was as a law clerk for Judge Laurence Silberman on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  He then spent a year with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice investigating the major airlines’ response to the rise of low-cost passenger airlines.  Following his time at the Department of Justice, he clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer on the United States Supreme Court.  Prior to joining Facebook, Colin was a partner at Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel in Washington D.C., where he handled litigation, appellate, and regulatory matters. Education: Dartmouth College, AB, 1991; Harvard Law School, JD, 1996.

Areas of interest: Technology; Government & Policy.