Ex-FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to Join Microsoft as Privacy, Regulatory Affairs Corporate VP, Deputy General Counsel

Julie Brill

Julie Brill, former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, has been named corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for privacy and regulatory affairs at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Brill will directly report to Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, and will begin her new position by the summer of 2017, the company said Friday.

“Julie’s deep expertise in privacy, keen intellect and strong international relationships will enable our customers to use the Microsoft Cloud knowing that we will help meet their global technology regulatory needs,” Smith said.

She will oversee a team that works to address data protection and privacy issues and will be responsible for Microsoft’s online safety efforts, internet governance, telecommunications regulation and corporate standards.

Brill spent six years at FTC before she moved to law firm Hogan Lovells in 2016 as a partner and co-director for privacy and cybersecurity practice.

Her 20-year public service career includes roles as assistant attorney general for consumer protection and antitrust for the state of Vermont and chief of consumer protection and antitrust and senior deputy attorney general for the state of North Carolina.

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