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Aaron leads a global policy and engineering security team that delivers peace of mind to Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group (OSG) by protecting its customers, partners, and brands across: Privacy, Online Safety, Confidentiality, Anti-Piracy, and Governance/Risk Management/Compliance (GRC).

Aaron drives comprehensive solutions across these areas by partnering with numerous engineering, legal, marketing, media relations, and operations teams across the worldwide business.

Aaron was named to the Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list for 2010, a select group of the region's next generation of business leaders. Aaron is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, all federal, state and bankruptcy courts in Washington State, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Armed Forces.



Executive Leadership
Effective and Inspiring People Leader and Manager
Online Safety Policy & Enforcement
Complex Litigation
Government Relations
Corporate Spokesperson
Domain Name Industry
Cybercrime and Online Safety


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Practice areas


  1. Computer Fraud: 25%
    4 years
  2. Business: 25%
    4 years
  3. Internet: 25%
    4 years
  4. Privacy: 25%
    4 years

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Microsoft Corp

One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA, 98052-8300


WIGood Standing199603/20/2015
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
All-Up Trustworthy Computing AwardMicrosoft Corporation2011
40 Under 40Puget Sound Business Journal2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Distinguished Service Award / Military PersonnelAmerican Bar Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Group Program Manager, Governance, Risk, & ComplianceMicrosoft Corporation2014 - Present
Sr. Director, Governance, Risk Mgt., & PolicyMicrosoft Corp. - Interactive Entertainment Business2008 - 2013
Senior AttorneyMicrosoft Corp.2004 - 2008
AssociateGraham & Dunn2001 - 2004
Area Defense CounselU.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps1999 - 2001
Assistant Staff Judge AdvocateU.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps1996 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rotary InternationalMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1996 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Second Conference on Email and Anti-SpamSearching For John Doe: Finding Spammers and Phishers2005
Princeton Law JournalThe Princeton Court-Martial1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Air ForceMilitary ScienceN/A1996
Princeton UniversityPoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Game Developers Conference 2013Global Ratings: A Unified Effort to Address the Global Needs of a Digital Marketplace2013
LA Games ConferenceDealing with Piracy and Security Threats2012
The Game behind the Video Game: Business, Regulation, and Society in the Gaming IndustryThe Kinect for Xbox 360 - Privacy, Online Safety and Dealing with Thieves2011
Gamer Technology Law CLEOngoing Operational Vigilence: Privacy, Online Safety and Dealing with Thieves2011
Content Protection Summit 2011The Challenges of Microsoft's Global Kinect Launch2011
Content Protection Summit 2011The Challenges of Microsoft’s Global Kinect Launch2011
Virgnia Office of the Attorney General Law Enforcement TrainingLaw Enforcement Training2008
National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) 2008 Global SummitOpening Remarks2008
New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Law Enforcement TrainingLaw Enforcement Training2007
Kansas Office of the Attorney General Law Enforcement TrainingLaw Enforcement Training2007
Fourth Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices ConferenceNavigating the Shoals of State Regulation2007
Training Conference on Computer-Facilitated ID TheftPhishing2005
American Bar Association Annual Litigation Section MeetingInternet Safety Enforcement2005
Advertising Law — Advanced Guide for Corporate CounselInternet Safety Enforcement2005
2nd Annual Spam and the Law ConferenceMicrosoft Spam Enforcement2005
2nd Annual Advertising Law ConferenceMicrosoft Internet Safety Enforcement2005
Commercial Leases - Drafting, Enforcing and LitigatingCommercial Leases - Drafting, Enforcing and Litigating2003