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Jon Leibowitz, former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, will join Davis Polk and Wardwell as a partner, the law firm announced Monday. Leibowitz left the FTC in February, and will join Davis Polk’s antitrust team advising primarily in the area of privacy law.
News Byteposition he has held for the past seven months. Lees plans to go on sabbatical to return to his family in the United Kingdom, and will announce his new position at Microsoft later in the summer. Previous to his corp dev role, Lees lead the Windows Phone team, and has held positions in worldwide sales and marketing, and the server and tools divisions. Managing director Marc Brown will lead corp dev, while Charlie Songhurst will remain head of strategy; both will report to Amy Hood.
News Byteannounced Wednesday he will soon leave the company to “pursue his own thing.” Brewer worked on a number of key initiatives during his years on Twitter’s design team (led most recently by Mike Davidson), where he focused primarily on product, according to his LinkedIn profile.
News Byteafter a wider reorganization.