Mike Hintze is a partner at Hintze Law, specializing in privacy law, policy, and strategy. He advises a wide range of companies, industry associations, and other organizations – from startups to largest global technology companies. He is an Adviser on the ALI’s Principles of the Law, Data Privacy project.
Mike also teaches privacy law at the University of Washington School of Law, is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum, and has served on multiple advisory boards for the International Association of Privacy Professionals and other organizations. Mike has testified before Congress, state legislatures, and European regulators. He is a regular speaker and writer on data protection issues.
Mike was previously Chief Privacy Counsel at Microsoft, where, for over 18 years, he advised on a number of regulatory and public policy issues, focused on privacy and data protection worldwide. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mike was an associate with Steptoe & Johnson, which he joined following a judicial clerkship for Justice Robert Utter on the state of Washington’s Supreme Court.
EDUCATION: University of Washington, B.A.; Columbia University School of Law, J.D.