Brent Harris is an American lawyer and technology executive. As vice president of governance at Meta Platforms, Harris directs a 50-person team of business, trust and safety, and policy professionals. He is pioneering new ways to advance governance of the company’s products, including Facebook, Instagram, and the Metaverse. Harris is playing a leadership role on how the company and the industry build the architecture of the Metaverse. During his time at Meta, he has worked on a wide array of issues at the intersection of technology and society, including content moderation, data transparency, and social issues. Named an “expert in international regulation” by Wired, Harris has over fifteen years of experience on high-stakes and high-profile matters. Previously, he was a senior partner at Redstone Strategy Group, where he advised boards and executives on strategy and public policy. While at the firm, he was an architect of partnerships to support amending the Montreal Protocol and ending the haze crisis in Southeast Asia. Earlier in his career, Harris was the vice president for operations at ClimateWorks. Prior to that, he served as counsel for the Presidential Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, where he investigated the management and regulatory failures that resulted in the largest oil spill in American history. He started his career as a fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In addition to his work at Meta, Harris serves as a board member for Menlo Spark, an environment nonprofit, and an advisor to Pacaso, the fastest startup to reach a billion-dollar valuation. He holds bachelor’s, master’s, and law degrees from Stanford University, where he edited the Stanford Law Review. His writing has appeared in op-eds for the New York Times. Originally from Oklahoma, he lives in California with his wife and son.