Christopher Hale serves as Executive Director and Associate General Counsel for Cybersecurity at Raytheon Technologies, the second-largest defense contractor in the United States, where he advises on cybersecurity-related legal and policy matters. Previously, he served as a cybersecurity attorney at Microsoft, where he supported the Trustworthy Computing division and the Microsoft Security Response Center. Before Microsoft, he was an attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, an advisor in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and an associate with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Mr. Hale is a Vice Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Data Protection Committee and a Fellow of Information Privacy with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He was a Fulbright research fellow in South Korea and has published several articles on legal and policy issues related to the Korean peninsula.