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Jennifer Newstead


Chief Legal Officer, Meta

JENNFER G. NEWSTEAD is chief legal officer of Meta, formerly Facebook, where she oversees all legal matters, including corporate governance and securities compliance, regulatory oversight, litigation, intellectual property and commercial matters. Prior to joining Meta, then Facebook, in 2019, Jennifer served as the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, where she led the legal team responsible for advising the Secretary of State on all domestic and international legal issues affecting the conduct of U.S. foreign relations. Earlier in her career, she served as General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as a Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, and as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel. Jennifer was a partner for twelve years at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where she advised global corporations in litigation, regulatory investigation and compliance matters. She holds an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Yale Law School. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She has previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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