As the social media giant’s first GC, Ullyot worked hard to integrate the legal department into the company and made sure to draw Facebook’s lawyers closer to the engineers, even getting the department to participate in the company’s hackathons. His inclusionary attitude is just part of his personality say those who know Ullyot well.
“Teddy goes out of his way to make everyone feel valued, wanted and included, and it’s genuine,” says Paul T. Cappuccio, general counsel at Time Warner and a longtime mentor who helped hire Ullyot at Kirkland & Ellis. “His incredibly intense Marine brother describes him as the sweetest soul on the planet. At a cocktail party, he’ll go up to someone who’s a little awkward and make him feel part of the gang. People who want to hate Ted Ullyot end up loving him.”