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Google Just Promoted Its Top Lawyer to Run Global Affairs

CNBC is reporting that Google has promoted its general counsel and long-time employee Kent Walker to senior vice president of global affairs.

In his new role, Kent Walker will  oversee Google’s policy, legal, trust and safety, and corporate philanthropy teams.

“In this more public-facing position, his role will be similar to how former CEO Eric Schmidt often represented Google’s interests to governments, before he stepped down from his executive chairman role last December,” explains reporter Jillian D’Onfro. “It’s also similar to the role Brad Smith plays for Microsoft.”

Read the CNBC article.