General Council, Facebook
Jennifer G. Newstead has served as Facebook’s Vice President and General Counsel since June 2019. From January 2018 to April 2019, Ms. Newstead served as the Legal Adviser of the United States Department of State. Ms. Newstead previously was a partner in the law firm of Davis, Polk & Wardwell LLP from July 2006 to January 2018. Earlier in her career, Ms. Newstead served in other senior roles in government, including as General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as a Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, and as an Associate White House Counsel. Ms. Newstead previously served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. Ms. Newstead holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.