Jess Leinwand

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Jess Leinwand

Jessica Leinwand serves as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of UNICEF USA, overseeing all legal, regulatory, compliance, and governance matters on behalf of the organization. She also leads the organization’s public policy and government affairs work. Prior to joining UNICEF USA, Jessica served as Strategic Counsel to the Chief Legal Officer of Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook), where she assisted in overseeing a global legal organization of over 1200 attorneys, and managed legal, regulatory and compliance matters for the company spanning privacy, content, antitrust, and securities issues. At Meta and in private practice with a global law firm, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, Jessica’s legal practice has focused on regulatory compliance, litigation, policy, and enforcement matters.

Jessica also has served in several senior roles in government at the Department of Justice and the White House Counsel’s Office (2009-2014). At the White House, she managed congressional oversight and investigations related to, among other things, the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, the Department of Energy’s Loan Guarantee Program, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Jessica serves on the Next Generation Board of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and as an agent of the Dartmouth College Fund. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 and from Columbia Law School in 2009.