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Pamela Passman

Pamela Passman

Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)
President and CEO
Washington, DC, USA

Pamela Passman is President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, CREATe Compliance Inc., two entities with a common mission to promote leading practices in intellectual property (IP) and trade secret protection, cybersecurity and anti-corruption.

Prior to founding CREATe in 2011, Passman was Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation. From 2002 to 2011, Passman led Microsoft’s global public policy work and regulatory compliance across a range of issues, including privacy, security and cloud computing issues. She worked with Microsoft’s leadership to advance its businesses in China and other emerging markets.

She first joined Microsoft in 1996 and until 2002 led the Legal and Corporate Affairs organization in Asia, based in Tokyo, with a focus on Japan, Korea and the People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan.


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