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Facebook hires top State Department lawyer as general counsel

26th 04 2019

Facebook have announced that they have hired Jennifer Newstead as the new Global General Counsel.

Newstead currently serves as the Legal Adviser to the United States Department of State. She currently oversees all domestic and international legal issues affecting US foreign policy.

“I’m excited to be joining Facebook at an important time and working with such a fantastic team,” Newstead said.

 “Facebook’s products play an important role in societies around the world. I am looking forward to working with the team and outside experts and regulators on a range of legal issues as we seek to uphold our responsibilities and shared values.”

Jennifer replaces Colin Stretch. Stretch will remain through the summer to help with the transition.