William Harmon


Bill is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. His practice focuses on cyber security and intellectual property. Bill joined Shook in December 2014 after more than a decade in Microsoft’s legal department. He served as Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit, leading a worldwide team of lawyers and technical forensic investigators to combat online child exploitation and financial crime. Bill oversaw a cybercrime investigation center with malware labs and sinkhole systems to study and take down botnets that control millions of malware infected computers. He drove licensing of botnet threat intelligence to detect computers infected with botnet malware and prevent them from undertaking malicious acts. Bill also served as an Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Patent Litigation Group, General Manager for Microsoft’s Global Standards Team, and Assistant General Counsel in Microsoft’s Intellectual Property and Licensing Group.