Press Releases: Departure of Legal Adviser Jennifer Newstead


Press Statement

Michael R. Pompeo

Secretary of State

Washington, DC
April 22, 2019

Jennifer Newstead is an exceptional lawyer who has served the American people, our State Department team, and the Trump Administration faithfully as our Legal Adviser. Her expertise and sharp judgment on an array of critical foreign policy issues will be greatly missed. As the first woman ever to head the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, she exemplified the leadership qualities for which American diplomats are renowned the world over. I thank her for her outstanding service, and wish her all the best in the next phase of her career.