Olswang partner who completed training contract AND pupillage within a year of each other lands top legal role at Facebook

Anna Caddick will head up the social media giant’s regulatory and litigation team

A barrister turned City law firm partner has landed a top in-house legal role at Facebook.

Anna Caddick, who until this month was a commercial litigation specialist at London-based media boutique Olswang, has been poached by Mark Zuckerberg to head up his Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regulatory and litigation team.

New role aside, the Cambridge University graduate has already had a legal career that could turn even the most accomplished lawyer green with envy.

Having finished her training contract at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) in 2006, Caddick, setting her sights on the bar, completed a pupillage at chancery and commercial set Hogarth Chambers. Eventually joining Olswang in 2009 as a legal director, she was elevated to partner in 2015.

Confirming Caddick’s departure, a spokesperson for Olswang said:

Facebook is a long-standing client of Olswang, and the firm acts for Facebook on an array of technology and commercial law matters. Anna has been a valued partner within our industry-leading commercial litigation team, and so it is with mixed emotions that we bid her farewell from the partnership.

Welcoming her new colleague with open arms, Ashlie Beringer, Facebook’s vice president and deputy general counsel, added:

We’re thrilled that Anna will be joining us to lead our regulatory and litigation teams in Europe. Her strong litigation skills and leadership will add to the strength of our growing legal team.

Caddick’s departure comes just five months after Olswang confirmed a three-way mega merger with CMS Cameron McKenna and Nabarro. Due to go live in May, the new global outfit will become the sixth largest outfit in the United Kingdom by revenue and the sixth largest in the world by lawyer headcount.

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