President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Brad Smith is Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer. In this role, Smith is responsible for the company’s corporate, external, and legal affairs. He leads a team of more than 1,300 business, legal, and corporate affairs professionals working in 55 countries. He is also Microsoft’s chief compliance officer. Smith plays a key role in representing the company externally and in leading the company’s work on a number of critical issues including privacy, security, accessibility, environmental sustainability, and digital inclusion, among others.
Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, and before becoming general counsel in 2002 he spent three years leading the Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) team in Europe, then five years serving as the deputy general counsel responsible for LCA’s teams outside the US. In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic and legal organizations and in the broader technology industry. He also works to advance several significant diversity and pro bono initiatives. Smith graduated Princeton University with a concentration in International Relations and Economics and earned his JD from Columbia University.