Steve is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights, Microsoft Corporation, contributing to development and interpretation of company-wide policies that support advocacy for Rule of Law and respect for human rights in the conduct of the company’s business. Steve is a member of Microsoft's UN Affairs team and works closely with colleagues across Microsoft and with external parties across the globe to advance company, industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives, including through public-private partnerships Steve holds degrees from the University of Washington, the University of Oxford, and Yale Law School. Steve is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Futures Council on Human Rights and Technology and the Partnership on AI. He serves in leadership positions on a range of organizations, including the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber (past chair; executive committee), the Global Network Initiative (executive committee), the International Bar Association Media Law Committee (executive committee), the American Society of International Law (executive council), and the U.S.-Russia Business Council (board member). In 2016 Steve became the first information technology executive to address the United Nations Security Council.
Steve Crown will speak at the World Justice Forum's Plenary: Defining Challenges and Setting Priorities