Bradford L. Smith

Bradford L. Smith
  • Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Graduate, Princeton; Law degree, Columbia; studies in Int'l Law & Economics, Graduate Institute of Int'l Studies, Switzerland. Formerly, Partner, Covington & Burling. 1993, joined Microsoft; since 2002, General Counsel; leading role in competitive law and IP agreements with government and companies in IT sector; helped spearhead growth of the company's IP portfolio, launched global campaigns to bring enforcement actions against digital crime; led growth of diversity and pro bono programmes. Chairman: Washington Roundtable; Association of General Counsel; Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Co-Chairman, Kids in Need of Defense. Board Member, Business Software Alliance. Member; Princeton Global Leadership Committee.