In August 2017, Julie joined Microsoft as the Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, where she leads legal, regulatory and policy initiatives focused on privacy; data protection; internet governance; telecommunications; online safety and speech moderation; accessibility; and corporate standards. Julie spearheads Microsoft’s preparations for the European General Data Protection Regulation, as well as other privacy and regulatory mandates around the globe. Prior to Microsoft, Julie joined the global law firm Hogan Lovells as Partner and Co-Director of its Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, where she assisted clients with navigating the complex regulatory environment governing privacy, data breaches, cybersecurity, advertising and competition issues around the globe. Before that, after being nominated by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, Julie Brill served for six years as a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As Commissioner, Julie worked actively on issues of critical importance to today’s consumers, including consumers’ privacy, appropriate advertising substantiation, financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving health care and high-tech. Prior to becoming a Commissioner of the FTC, Julie served as Senior Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice; and as Assistant Attorney General for Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the State of Vermont for over 20 years. Julie graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.