Associate General Counsel and Regional Director of Corporate, Legal & External Affairs
Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan
Jeff Bullwinkel serves as Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel and Regional Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs for Asia Pacific & Japan. He is based in Singapore and oversees Microsoft’s legal and corporate affairs teams across the region. That includes, among other things, supporting commercial transactions and providing regulatory counsel to business groups on public policy issues such as intellectual property rights, privacy, internet security and safety, competition, and international trade. Mr. Bullwinkel joined Microsoft in 2000 and was initially based in Hong Kong, where he managed the company’s public policy activities in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Bullwinkel was with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm based in New York. Mr. Bullwinkel also served as a federal prosecutor with the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, from 1996-2000. At US DoJ, he was responsible for a wide range of matters relating to international law, including negotiating bilateral treaties and multilateral conventions on international cooperation in criminal matters and providing advice on international law to the Office of the Attorney General.
Mr. Bullwinkel is originally from the New York area. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his law degree from New York University. He is a member of the New York State Bar.