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Programme details

IBA Global Showcase

25 Oct - 29 Oct 2021


Session information

CANCELLED A conversation with... Jennifer Newstead


This session is now cancelled as Jennifer Newstead has withdrawn her participation

Jennifer G. Newstead is Facebook’s Chief Legal Officer, overseeing all global legal and corporate governance matters on behalf of the company. Prior to joining Facebook in 2019, Jennifer served in senior roles in government, most recently as the Senate-confirmed Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, advising on all issues of domestic and international law affecting the conduct of U.S foreign relations. Previously, she served as General Counsel of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and as a Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. In the private sector, Jennifer spent twelve years as a partner in a global law firm, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, advising technology, media, and financial services firms on litigation and regulatory matters. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1991 and from Yale Law School in 1994. Jennifer clerked 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 previously served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

All sessions are being recorded, unless otherwise stated.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Mark Ellis International Bar Association, London, England; IBA Executive Director, Management Board


Jennifer Newstead General Counsel at Facebook, Menlo Park, California, USA