Mario Madden is the lead for Microsoft's Open Source Legal Group, which counsels Microsoft's product groups on OSS legal and community issues and oversees Microsoft's OSS legal policies and management/compliance infrastructure. Prior to his current role, Mario was the Open Source Research and Policy Lead for Microsoft's Platform Community Strategy Team, specializing in academic and legal outreach. Before joining Microsoft, he was Senior Counsel at the Seattle office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt where he focused on complex civil litigation and appeals.
Mario is a member of the Washington and Oregon Bars. He holds a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and an M.A. and B.A. in philosophy from the University of Arizona.