V. Paige Pratter

Adjunct Professor

Contact

Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
E-mail: vpratter@seattleu.edu

V. Paige Pratter
Senior Attorney
Office of Legal Compliance
Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) 
Email: paige.pratter@microsoft.com
Phone: 425-703-0444 
Mobile: 610-613-2002
Microsoft

Education

JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2003
MA, University College Dublin, Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, 1999
BA, Yale University, Political Science, 1998

Specializations

Ethics and Compliance
Internal Investigations
Criminal Law

Biography

Paige Pratter has focused her legal career on anticorruption and criminal justice. Paige leads Microsoft's Corporate Investigations Team, which directs investigations into corporate business conduct and ethics concerns. Before joining Microsoft, Paige served as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting violent crimes, economic crimes, narcotics and firearms offenses, and child exploitation offenses. Paige began her legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia, and practiced with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, and Perkins Coie in Seattle, specializing in white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations.

Public service has been a theme throughout Paige's career and in her personal life. Her pro bono representations include assisting in the trial defense of a Guantanamo detainee, representing veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and handling numerous applications for permanent U.S. residency under the Violence Against Women Act. Paige volunteered for her Army Family Readiness Group while her husband served as a U.S. Army Ranger, and is actively involved in her children's school community.

Paige earned her B.A. in Political Science from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the articles editor for the Journal of Constitutional Law. Before law school, Paige earned an M.A. in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama from University College Dublin in Ireland.