Geoff Brigham is General Counsel at the Wikimedia Foundation. Before joining the Wikimedia Foundation, he was a Deputy General Counsel and Vice-President at eBay, overseeing its legal issues both in the United States and internationally. He has served as a federal prosecutor in Miami, investigating and litigating white-collar and other criminal cases, and was appointed as a liaison between the U.S. Department of Justice (Janet Reno) and the French Ministry of Justice (Élisabeth Guigou) with offices in the U.S. Embassy in Paris and the French Ministry of Justice. He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with a Juris Doctor in law. Previously, he studied music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, French and Political Science at Indiana University (Bloomington), and French and international law at the University of Strasbourg, France. In 2001, he was appointed as a chevalier in the French Ordre national du Mérite.