Alan Davidson, the granddaddy of Google lobbyists, announced today that he is leaving the company later this month to take a sabbatical, according to an email obtained by the Alley. In a sign of just how big the news is, a tech lobbyist emailed the Alley with a one-word reaction, "wow."
In 2005, I joined Google in Washington to build a first-rate Internet policy group. It's been a remarkable experience - and a very exciting and intense time -- but I'm ready for a new challenge. After six and half years, I've decided it's the right moment for me to leave my current role at the company. Starting later this month, I will be taking a sabbatical to explore other opportunities.
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