Mr. Frank was appointed Vice President, European Union Government Affairs in November 2015, reporting to Brad Smith, President of Microsoft Corporation. Previously he served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs department based in Redmond, Washington. He led the Digital Trust and Security group, including the Law Enforcement and National Security team, the Digital Crimes Unit, the Industry Affairs group, and Competition Law, Privacy and Government Contract Compliance teams. For 12 years, he served as Chief of Staff for Brad Smith.
Mr. Frank joined Microsoft’s European Headquarters in Paris in August 1994. He led Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs team across Europe, Middle East and Africa from 1996 – 2002. His responsibilities focused on competition law matters with the European Commission and national governments, software licensing and copyright law and regulatory policy for the Internet.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Frank practiced law in San Francisco with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Frank received his A.B. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Mr. Frank is active in the Seattle arts community and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Seattle Art Museum.