Kent Walker

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Kent Walker currently serves as Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Google.[1][2] He advises Google's board and management on legal and policy issues,[3] its work with governments around the world,[4] its policies for content on its various services,[5] and its philanthropic efforts.[6]

Before joining Google, Walker worked at various technology companies, including eBay, Netscape, AOL, and Airtouch Communications.[7] He served as an Assistant U.S. attorney with the United States Department of Justice[8] and advised the US Attorney General on technology policy issues.[9] At the start of his career, he worked as a litigator specializing in government and public law issues.[10]

Walker graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Law School.[11] He currently serves on the Harvard Board of Overseers[12] and the Heartflow Board of Directors,[13] advises the Mercy Corps Social Ventures Fund,[14] and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[15]


  1. ^ Eslinger, Bonnie (2018-07-30). "Google's Top Lawyer Moves Up, Leaving GC Slot Open". Retrieved 2018-11-18.
  2. ^ "Kent Walker - Google+". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  3. ^ "Organizing the World's Information at Google Legal: Kent Walker, Vice President & General Counsel - Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)". Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  4. ^ "Google has proposed changes in laws for requesting data". Recode. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ "Google rolls out new policies for U.S. election ads – TechCrunch". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  6. ^ " launches $5 million innovation fund to counter 'hate and extremism'". VentureBeat. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  7. ^ "Organizing the World's Information at Google Legal: Kent Walker, Vice President & General Counsel - Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  8. ^ "Meet the People Who Will Defend Google, Facebook and Twitter Before Lawmakers". The New York Times. 2017-10-20. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  9. ^ School, Stanford Law. "Lawyering at the Edge of Innovation: A Conversation with Kent Walker, Google's General Counsel and Senior Vice President | Stanford Law School". Stanford Law School. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  10. ^ "Googling Kent Walker - Super Lawyers California". Super Lawyers. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  11. ^ Jackson, Eric. "Why Does Google Crave Elites for Their Management Team While Apple Eschews Them?". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  12. ^ "Kent Walker | Leadership Council on Legal Diversity". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  13. ^ "Kent Walker Joins HeartFlow Board of Directors". Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  14. ^ "Mercy Corps' Social Venture Fund Overview" (PDF).
  15. ^ "Membership Roster". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 2018-06-01.