EBay Atty Tapped As Wikimedia's Top Lawyer

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 8:18 PM EST) -- The nonprofit behind massive online encyclopedia Wikipedia has picked a former eBay Inc. attorney to serve as its new general counsel.

Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, announced on Friday that Geoff Brigham, former vice president and deputy general counsel for eBay in San Jose, Calif., will be the nonprofit's new top lawyer.

Brigham's tenure at the online auction site coincided with eBay's main growth years, and he handled legal issues in 15 countries worldwide, Gardner said.

His background at eBay “gives him important...
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