As General Counsel, Kent is responsible for managing Google's global legal team and advising the company's board and management on legal issues and...
As General Counsel, Kent is responsible for managing Google's global legal team and advising the company's board and management on legal issues and corporate governance matters.
Before joining Google, Kent held senior legal positions at a number of leading technology companies. Most recently he was Deputy General Counsel of eBay Inc., where he managed corporate legal affairs, litigation, and legal operations. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Liberate Technologies, a leading provider of interactive services software founded by Oracle and Netscape Communications. He also served as Associate General Counsel for Netscape and America Online and Senior Counsel for AirTouch Communications, which was later acquired by Vodaphone.
Earlier in his career, Kent was an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, where he specialized in the prosecution of technology crimes and advised the Attorney General on management and technology issues.
Kent has served on the boards of a number of technology industry trade associations and is on the steering committee of the annual Computers, Freedom & Privacy conference. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School.