Pablo Chavez is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with CNAS’s Technology and National Security Program and a technology policy expert who most recently served as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy for Google Cloud until February 2022. In that role, Pablo led an international team of policy professionals addressing critical issues, such as digital sovereignty, cybersecurity, and AI. Working closely with Google Cloud’s business, product, and engineering leadership, Pablo led Google Cloud’s policy strategy on key cloud products, technical infrastructure investments, and business transactions globally and across sectors.
Prior to rejoining Google in 2018, Pablo served as Microsoft’s General Manager for US Public Policy after Microsoft acquired LinkedIn in 2016. Before taking on his combined Microsoft-LinkedIn role, from 2014 to 2018, Pablo was LinkedIn’s Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs. In that role, he founded the company’s public policy team, launched its public policy-focused workforce and future of work research and partnership program, and steered the company through global content regulation issues. Before joining LinkedIn, Pablo was a Senior Director of Public Policy with Google and managed a wide range of policy issues involving privacy and security, intellectual property, content regulation, competition, and international trade and market access issues relevant to the digital economy.
Before moving to the private sector, Pablo served as a Senior Counsel for the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation under Senator John McCain’s chairmanship and as Chief Counsel to Senator John McCain. As counsel to the Committee, Pablo advised Chairman McCain and other Committee members on the Committee’s issues, including corporate governance, Internet regulation and taxation, and consumer protection matters. As counsel to Senator McCain, Pablo worked on a broad range of issues, including technology policy, financial services regulations, and CFIUS reform.
Pablo currently serves on the advisory boards of the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School and his bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University.
Pablo’s research focuses on the impact of emerging cloud-related laws, regulations, and policies on national security and economic development.