Wilson L. White is Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy at Google, where he is the global head of government affairs and public policy for Google’s core product areas. With 20 years of experience as an engineer and technology attorney, Wilson has used his multidisciplinary background and expertise to provide lawmakers, regulators and other key opinion formers across the Americas, Europe and Asia with thought leadership on the rapidly growing and changing technology landscape and the societal implications of emerging technologies.
Before joining Google’s public policy team, Wilson was a patent litigation attorney at Google, where he not only defended Google in patent infringement lawsuits, but also helped push for patent reform legislation to curb rampant abuses of the US patent system. Prior to joining Google, Wilson was a litigator at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and before that a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr. on the US District Court for the District of Maryland.
In addition to serving on the corporate boards of Vector Group Ltd (NYSE: VGR) and Douglas Elliman (NYSE: DOUG), Wilson serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the University’s technology entrepreneurship program. Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Computer Engineering from NC State University. He earned a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the North Carolina Law Review.