Michael Steffen is joining the Mapbox team. Michael will lead Mapbox’s legal work and push on business and strategy, especially around data.

Michael comes to Mapbox from the FCC, where he helped lead a five billion dollar expansion of the FCC’s investment in broadband to schools, creation of the U.S.’s largest ever rural broadband extension program, and several major FCC open data efforts. Prior to the FCC, Michael fought patents in India to open access to AIDS drugs, and he worked on copyright and consumer privacy at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

When he’s not fighting for open data or open licensing, Michael heads to the mountains.

Michael Steffen

Michael graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School and clerked for Judge David S. Tatel on the D.C. Circuit.