Primary Areas of Practice: Data Protection
Law School/Graduate School: University of Chicago Law School 1997
Work History: Microsoft: 1992-1994; 2007-present; Mayer Brown: 1997-2006
Professional Memberships: IAPP
Geff Brown is an Assistant General Counsel in the Regulatory Affairs group of Microsoft Corporation’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Department in Redmond, Washington. Since rejoining Microsoft in 2007, Mr. Brown has counseled Microsoft businesses on privacy and data protection issues, with a current focus on cross-border data flows, cloud privacy, and the collection and use of health information. Mr. Brown has been responsible for providing privacy advice for several Microsoft products including Office 2010 and Windows 7. Most recently he has provided privacy and data protection advice to Microsoft’s enterprise cloud services, including CRM Online, Office 365, Windows Azure, and Windows Intune. He has also supported several internal Microsoft functions, consumer services such as Microsoft HealthVault and Xbox LIVE, and several Microsoft Research projects.
Prior to joining Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, Mr. Brown was counsel at Mayer Brown LLP in Chicago, where he specialized in outsourcing transactions, technology licensing, cross-border data flows, and the processing of health information. Mr. Brown earned his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Chicago Law School in 1997. Mr. Brown graduated with an A.B. in computer science from Harvard College (magna cum laude) in 1992. After graduating from college, Mr. Brown joined Microsoft Corporation as a software development engineer, where he worked on email software that became part of Microsoft Exchange.