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Twitter nabs yet another high profile ex-Googler

The microblogging service hires former Google associate general counsel Nicole Wong, reuniting her with Twitter's own GC, Alex Macgillivray.

Former Google associate general counsel Nicole Wong, answering questions during a trial in 2006. Wong has joined Twitter, becoming the latest in a string of former Googlers to do so.
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Twitter has hired former Google associate general counsel Nicole Wong, making her the latest in a growing string of ex-Googlers to join the microblogging company.

In a tweet this afternoon, Wong wrote, "New nest. Excited to #jointheflock." Moments later, Twitter general counsel Alex Macgillivray responded, writing, "So excited to be working with Nicole again!"

Wong's hiring marks the latest by Twitter of a former Googler. Others who have switched from the search giant to the microblogging company include Macgillivray, former Google associate litigation counsel Amy Keating, former corporate counsel Bakari Brock, and several recently hired members of Twitter's communications team.

At Google, Wong was known as one of the company's "gatekeepers," a lawyer who helped decide when and where content should or shouldn't be limited on Google or its subsidiary properties like YouTube -- and who once fought to keep YouTube operating in Turkey despite pressure from that country's government.