Roy L. Austin Jr. to Become Facebook’s First-Ever VP of Civil Rights

He joins the company from Wiltshire & Grannis, and also held high-level roles in the White House and DOJ

Facebook said when it released the second update to its civil rights audit last July that it would create a senior civil rights role at the company, and that role was filled Monday, as nationally renowned civil rights attorney and advocate Roy L. Austin Jr. will become its first-ever vice president of civil rights Jan. 19.