Founder, President and CEO, World Justice Project
Mr. William H. Neukom is the Founder, President and CEO of the World Justice Project. Based in the Seattle office of K&L Gates, he was also owner of the San Francisco Giants major league baseball team, where he served as CEO from 2008 - 2011. He is a past president of the American Bar Association (2007-2008) and trustee emeritus of Dartmouth College. Mr. Neukom served as the lead lawyer for Microsoft from 1978 - 2002. As Executive VP of Law and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Neukom managed Microsoft’s legal, government affairs, and philanthropic activities. Under Mr. Neukom, Microsoft initiated the Microsoft Giving Campaign, Microsoft Matching Gifts Program, Microsoft Volunteer Program, and Libraries on Line. Mr. Neukom is on the Dean’s Council at Stanford Law School, the Board of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Advisory Board of the William D. Ruckleshaus Center, and the Board of Fortinet, Inc. In 1995, Mr. Neukom and his four children founded the Neukom Family Foundation.