Colin Stretch is the former vice president and general counsel for Facebook. He was in charge of the company’s legal and security teams and was responsible for corporate legal affairs.
Early on in his career, Stretch clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Justice Stephen G. Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. He also spent a year in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Before joining Facebook in 2010, Stretch was a partner at the law firm Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel, where he focused on litigation, appellate, and regulatory matters.
From 2010 to 2013, Stretch served as Facebook’s deputy general counsel, responsible for product, regulatory, and litigation work. He took on the role of vice president and general counsel in July 2013, where he remained until stepping down in 2019.
He was a lead negotiator in Facebook’s Federal Trade Commission settlement in 2011, and he also led the company’s investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference, testifying before Congress in 2017. Stretch was also involved in the high-profile Winklevoss/Facebook ownership case.
Stretch holds an A.B. in government from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He lives in Washington D.C. with his family.
Colin Stretch has not been actively trading shares of Facebook during the past quarter. Most recently, Colin Stretch sold 750 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $180.08, for a transaction totalling $135,060.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 97,872 shares of the company's stock, valued at $17,624,789.76.