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Kelli Andrews

Senior Director, Cybersecurity and Lawful Access

Kelli Andrews recently joined Microsoft’s U.S. Government Affairs team as Senior Director, Cybersecurity and Lawful Access Policy.


Kelli will advance Microsoft’s public policy initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, lawful access, and encryption at the federal, state and local level.

Kelli joins Microsoft from the U.S. Department of Justice where she spent the last 10 years and most recently served as Senior Counsel and Chief of Staff of the National Security Division. While at the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, Kelli served in several roles, including as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section.

She previously served as Deputy Chief of the National Security Law Division at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as Majority Counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Kelli also spent time in private practice at D.C. law firms and began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida.

Kelli is currently an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Department of Justice, Law & Criminology.  She earned a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Bucknell University.

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