Vice President and General Counsel, Meta Platforms, Inc.

Jennifer Newstead joined Meta in 2019 as General Counsel. She was previously the Legal Adviser of the US State Department. Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a Partner at Davis, Polk & Wardwell and held various senior roles in government, including General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget and General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Jennifer also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. 

Facebook provides unconscious bias training for employees. The company is transparent about efforts to improve workplace diversity and inclusion; in 2020, women held 34% of leadership roles, and since 2016, representation of Black and Hispanic employees has improved. In 2019, Facebook spent $515 million with diverse suppliers, and aims to spend $1 billion by 2021. 

Read about Facebook's 2019 LCLD Learning Experience here.

Joined LCLD 2016 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Hosted Learning Experience (2018)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015) 
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Jose Rodriguez, Jyoti Uppuluri; 2021: Evie Hightower, Malcolm Wells; 2020: Cariza Arndedo, Nicole Groves; 2019: Nikkya Williams, Shayne O'Reilly; 2018: Shaka Johnson, Brian C. Lewis; 2017: Nadir Joshua, Johnee Rui; 2016: Alma ChaoPearl Del Rosario

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Lauren Guerdat; 2021: Zachary Coffelt, Atolani Akinkuotu

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Amethyst Phillips; 2021: Dhruv Kumar, Bella Pedtana, Yousef Almesad, Candice Johnson

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016)


Member: Jennifer Newstead