Monika Bickert

Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook

Monika Bickert is Facebook’s head of product policy and counterterrorism.  Her global team manages the policies for what types of content can be shared on Facebook and how advertisers and developers can interact with the site.  Monika originally joined Facebook in 2012 as lead security counsel, advising the company on matters including child safety and data security. Prior to joining Facebook, Monika served as Resident Legal Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she specialized in Southeast Asian rule of law development and response to child exploitation and human trafficking.  She also served as Assistant United States Attorney for 11 years in Washington, DC, and Chicago, prosecuting federal crimes ranging from public corruption to gang-related violence. Monika received a B.A. in Economics and English from Rice University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.