4 Things To Know About Facebook's New General Counsel

By Michele Gorman (April 23, 2019, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The former Davis Polk partner tapped Monday as Facebook's next general counsel is joining the social media giant amid unprecedented government scrutiny, but a packed resume shows she is no stranger to dealing with international policy and probing questions from lawmakers.

Jennifer Newstead, who currently serves as the U.S. Department of State legal adviser, has a tough job ahead of her when she takes over for the outgoing Colin Stretch this summer. She will be joining a company facing a string of privacy mishaps and the spread of misinformation on its platform.

John Bellinger, a former State Department legal adviser during...

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