Richard Salgado serves as Google’s Director for law enforcement and information security matters. Richard oversees Google’s worldwide law enforcement and national security efforts, and legal matters relating to data security and investigations. Prior to joining Google, Richard was with Yahoo!, focusing on international security and law enforcement compliance work. He also served as senior counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the United States Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, Richard specialized in investigating and prosecuting computer network cases, such as computer hacking, illegal computer wiretaps, denial of service attacks, malicious code, and other technology-driven privacy crimes. In 2005, Richard joined Stanford Law School as a legal lecturer on computer crime, Internet business legal and policy issues, and modern surveillance law; he previously served as an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason Law School and as a faculty member of the National Judicial College. Richard is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute, teaching on the legal issues in computer forensics and network investigations. Richard received his JD from Yale Law School.
Member in Good Standing of the State Bars of Colorado and California and admitted to practice before the First, Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Colorado and DC