Jeffrey Steinhardt

Jeffrey Steinhardt


Jeffrey is a lawyer with diverse experience including public policy and international commercial and economic development. He is presently an international legal consultant, working with governments, UN organisations and regional policy groups on intellectual property and other issues related to electronic commerce and competition policy. He has provided training for government officials and the judiciary in many countries.

Jeffrey worked for 11 years in the international legal department of Microsoft, where he was regional legal counsel for Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle East until May 2003, working before that in Latin America. He was also Vice-President of the worldwide Business Software Alliance (BSA), an association of leading publishers.

Jeffrey has been in private law practice, and worked as a law professor at the University of California‚Äôs Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and as visiting professor in Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the California Supreme Court and US Federal Courts.

Jeffrey previously served as a consultant in community cultural development, healthcare education and delivery, and occupational health and nutrition services in low-income Spanish-speaking communities of the western U.S. He has also worked as a performer in music and theatre.

Jeffrey studied law at University of California, Davis and clerked with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.