Julie leads the company’s work at the forefront of the tech policy, regulatory, and legal issues that underpin the world’s digital transformation. Julie directs Microsoft’s privacy, digital safety, responsible AI, standards, accessibility, and governance operations and solutions and is the central figure in Microsoft’s advocacy for responsible data use and policy around the globe.
Prior to Microsoft, Julie served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she worked on issues of critical importance to consumers, including privacy, fair advertising practices, financial fraud, and competition.
While at the FTC, Julie was named “the Commission’s most important voice on Internet privacy and data security issues” and was most recently named a Top Data Privacy Influencer of 2020, among other honors.
In addition to her role at Microsoft, Julie is active in civil society, serving as a board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a board member of the Center for Democracy and Technology, Governor for The Ditchley Foundation, and co-chair of Business at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s Committee for Digital Economic Policy.
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.