Former Facebook attorney Jessica Hertz is resigning her powerful post as White House staff secretary, according to a new report.
Hertz will depart “in the coming days,” Politico reported Tuesday. It’s unclear why she is leaving the position, which controls most paperwork that reaches President Biden’s desk.
Hertz worked in DC as Facebook’s associate general counsel for regulatory issues for more than two years — departing the position in June 2020 to serve as general counsel of the Biden presidential transition team.
She previously served Biden as an attorney in his vice presidential office from 2012-2014.
The staff secretary position can be extremely powerful, but Hertz was rarely spotted by journalists and kept a low public profile.
The White House did not