Microsoft

Corporate Counsel, Product and Technology

Microsoft

June 11, 2021

We’re looking for skilled and motivated attorneys with a passion and curiosity for technology to join the CELA Experiences and Devices legal team to serve as trusted advisors for the Office Experiences Organization and Office Media Group or Microsoft Teams, Skype and Azure Communications Services engineering and business organizations.
Microsoft Office’s productivity related software applications and connected services are designed to enable users to create, communicate, and collaborate more effectively. Microsoft Office products and services allow consumer, enterprise, and education customers around the world to achieve more through a canvas of offerings including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms and Stream.
Microsoft Teams is a unified communication and collaboration platform that has become the new way to work for over 115 million daily users around the globe, bringing people together every day through video meetings, persistent chat, calling, scheduling, file storage, and more. Remote work, school and play has become the new normal and will only continue to expand and evolve, even as we emerge from the lockdowns of the global pandemic. This is your opportunity to join Microsoft to be a part of and influence this global cultural evolution.
Azure Communication Services
is a fully managed communication platform that brings rich communication APIs to applications across any device, on any platform, using the same reliable and secure infrastructure that powers Microsoft Teams. Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make videoandvoiceone-to-one andgroup calls, sendinstant messagesandshare fileswith other people on Skype acrossmobile, computer or tablet.
These attorney roles will include a broad and varied portfolio of legal work spanning multiple international jurisdictions, counseling on privacy, compliance and transactional support for product engineering and business development teams together with work on ad hoc, important strategic projects and initiatives. Join us to be a part of new and innovative work involving new mediums and platforms for customer collaboration and productivity! Responsibilities
Legal Advice and Counsel
  • Drive deep engagement as “front-line” legal counsel or in collaboration within the legal team with business clients in the Teams, Office Experiences and Office Media Group global teams to understand technical engineering concepts and strategy;
  • Provide high-quality, pragmatic legal and business advice regarding a wide range of general product development, privacy/data protection, compliance, content moderation, marketing, accessibility, consumer protection, and intellectual property issues to support Office consumer, enterprise, and education products and services;
  • Provide thought leadership and counseling on emerging issues including biometric privacy and responsible uses of data and AI technology;
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organization skills, including proven ability to think strategically, help create and execute on plans to achieve both short-term and long-term results, and communicate with key legal and business stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge and experience of advising in the areas of privacy and data protection, online legal frameworks, consumer laws and mobile app platforms;
  • Analyze and work to solve complex and cutting-edge issues;
  • Act as “front-line” legal counsel to a variety of business and engineering client groups;
  • Provide regulatory and other compliance guidance for technology, communications and collaboration products and services;
  • Work effectively with colleagues within the E+D CELA organization and across CELA on projects and initiatives; and
  • Draft and negotiate a variety of commercial contracts with a technology focus.
Operational Excellence
  • Develop and implement processes, templates and best practices, track projects and share knowledge across the wider Microsoft legal community.
The above description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary. Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Working knowledge and experience supporting engineering and business teams, with a focus in technology and data uses;
  • Proven track record of excellent teamwork and collaboration across geographies and time-zones, particularly in the context of working for a US technology company;
  • Extremely strong written, oral, presentation and interpersonal skills; and
  • Love of technology and the desire to work with fun people.
Required/Minimum Qualifications
  • J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited law school;
  • Active member of the bar in at least one state in the United States; and
  • 6 years minimum of experience as a practicing attorney.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.
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