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Facebook Hires Judge Paul S. Grewal for Litigation Role

Posted By Paula Collis, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Facebook made an interesting hire this week for its in-house legal department, turning not to a competing tech company or to a big law firm to find its recruit, but to the judiciary.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, who has overseen a number of big intellectual property cases from his perch in San Jose, Calif., is joining Facebook next month to oversee global litigation for the social media giant.

A graduate of MIT and University of Chicago Law School, Judge Grewal joined the bench in 2010, after time spent clerking for judges and practicing intellectual property law at law firms including Day Casebeer Batchelder & Madrid, which later merged into now-defunct Howrey.

Read the whole story at WSJ

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