Kelli Andrews

Kelli Andrews is Senior Director for Cybersecurity and Lawful Access Policy at Microsoft, where she is responsible for advancing Microsoft’s public policy initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime, lawful access, and encryption in the executive and legislative branches.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Kelli spent almost a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she most recently served as Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel in the National Security Division.  In that role, her portfolio consisted of litigation, policy and legislative matters spanning national security issues including cybersecurity, surveillance technology, counterterrorism and CFIUS.  While at the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, Kelli served in several other roles, including as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section.  Prior to DOJ, Kelli spent several years at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where she served as Deputy Chief of the National Security Law Division.  In addition to her prosecutorial experience, Kelli also has extensive experience on Capitol Hill having worked as Majority Counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for almost five years and as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Kelli also spent time in private practice at D.C. law firms and began her career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami, Florida.  She earned a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Bucknell University.