Michael Samway

President
The Business and Human Rights Group

Michael Samway is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University in the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program where he also leads an initiative on business, human rights and technology. He's also a former visiting scholar at the Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU's business school where he focused on digital privacy and free expression issues. Michael was formerly vice president and deputy general counsel at Yahoo! where he led the international legal team, founded Yahoo!'s Business & Human Rights Program and was a founding board member of the Global Network Initiative. Prior to that he practiced corporate and securities law at White & Case in the Latin American Practice Group. Michael received his BSFS/MSFS from Georgetown in 1991, was a Fulbright scholar in Chile, and received his JD/LLM from Duke Law in 1996. He has published commentary on law, business, human rights, and technology and has testified before Congress on Internet Freedom.

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