Julie Brill



CPO, Corporate VP, Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs

Julie Brill is Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Privacy and Regulatory Affairs at Microsoft Corporation. In this executive leadership position, Julie is at the forefront of many of the regulatory issues that underpin the digital transformation, leading the global policy and legal discussions involving privacy; internet governance; telecommunications; online safety; hate speech; accessibility; and corporate standards. She is spearheading Microsoft’s preparations for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as other privacy mandates around the globe. Julie has a key role in Microsoft’s interactions with regulators and policy makers developing regulations and standards around the world.

Prior to Microsoft, Julie joined the global law firm Hogan Lovells as Partner and Co-Director of its Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. She assisted clients with navigating the complex regulatory environment governing privacy, data breaches, cybersecurity, advertising and competition issues around the globe. Under her leadership, Hogan Lovells’ privacy and cybersecurity lawyers were named the top privacy practice in 2017 by Chambers. That same year, National Law Journal named Julie a “Cybersecurity Trailblazer” for her thought leadership on these issues.

Nominated by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, Julie Brill served for six years as a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. As Commissioner, Julie worked actively on issues of critical importance to today’s consumers, including consumers’ privacy, appropriate advertising substantiation, financial fraud, and maintaining competition in industries involving health care and high-tech.

Julie was named “the Commission’s most important voice on Internet privacy and data security issues,” a “key player in U.S. and global regulations,” “one of the top minds in online privacy,” one of the top four U.S. government players “leading the data privacy debate,” “one of the top 50 influencers on big data,” and a “game-changer.” In 2014, she received the Privacy Leader of the Year Award from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Commissioner Brill has received numerous additional national awards for her work, including the New York University School of Law Alumna of the Year Award, being named one of eight "Government Stars” among the “2015 Attorneys Who Matter", and being elected to the American Law Institute.

Prior to becoming a Commissioner of the FTC, Julie served as Senior Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the North Carolina Department of Justice; and as Assistant Attorney General for Consumer Protection and Antitrust for the State of Vermont for over 20 years.

Julie graduated, magna cum laude, from Princeton University, and from New York University School of Law, where she had a Root-Tilden Scholarship for her commitment to public service.


Contributions by Julie Brill

  • Policy and Progress: The EDPB Chair and EDPS in Conversation
    Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022
  • Member of Board of Directors 2021 - 2025
  • Privacy at One of the World’s Largest Tech Companies
    Speaker at IAPP Summit Sessions 2020 Online
  • Moderator at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • GDPR a Year In: A Conversation With the Chair of the EDPB
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Privacy as a Movement: A Conversation on Privacy Shield, GDPR and CCPA
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Regulating Global Data Flows: The View from Three Continents
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • A Fireside Chat with the Chair of the Article 29 Working Party
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • The Future of Trans-Border Data Flow
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017