Bernard Shen is an Assistant General Counsel in the Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs department at Microsoft. His work focuses on Microsoft’s policy and practice on freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights across its products and services, and on engagement with external stakeholders on human rights issues and policies. Bernard has also provided legal support for various Microsoft products and technologies including Windows, cloud services, silicon technology, and health solutions.
Bernard serves as Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the Global Network Initiative (GNI) and a board alternate on the Board of GNI.
Before joining Microsoft, Bernard was an in-house attorney at a leading e-commerce company in the U.S., and before that practiced law at a law firm where his practice focused on business and IP transactions, particularly in the mobile network operator industry. He worked in a business capacity in the telecommunication industry before becoming an attorney.