Mark Lange is Director of EU Institutional Relations. He joined Microsoft in 1998 and currently works on policy issues relating to cloud computing, privacy, security and data governance in the European Union, as well as interoperability and intellectual property across Europe, Middle East and Africa. He previously worked for law firm Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, from 1989 to 1998. His practice included general litigation, international trade, and intellectual property. Mark Lange graduated from the University of Virginia in 1981 and from Northwestern University Law School in 1989.