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Corporate Counsel



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Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
We’re looking for skilled and motivated attorney in the role of Corporate Counsel with a passion and curiosity for technology to join the Corporate External and Legal Affairs (CELA) Experiences and Devices legal team to serve as trusted advisors for the Microsoft Office Product Group, including core Office apps and service experiences and Office Media Group.

The candidate filling this role will take on a broad and varied portfolio of legal work critical to supporting some of Microsoft’s most strategically important products and services, including counseling on privacy and data use, artificial intelligence (AI), marketing, copyright, regulatory and commercial compliance and transactional support for product engineering and business development teams. Join us to be a part of new and innovative work involving new mediums and platforms for consumers, businesses and education customers!


Legal Advice and Counsel

  • Acts of the primary legal contact in collaboration within the legal team with business clients in the Microsoft Office Product Groups, including core Office apps and services such as Word, PowerPoint, Office mobile, and Office Media Group teams, to understand technical engineering concepts and identify and anticipate legal risks related to product development and business strategy;
  • Serves as a contributor to clients and colleagues about legal and related business matters regarding a wide range of general product development, privacy/data protection, AI, compliance, content moderation, marketing, accessibility, consumer protection, competition, and intellectual property issues to support Office consumer, enterprise products and services;
  • Provide thought leadership and counseling on emerging issues privacy and responsible uses of data and AI technology;
  • Demonstrate 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;
  • Analyze and work to solve complex and cutting-edge issues;
  • Interact with outside counsel to resolve and solve specific issues;
  • Work effectively with colleagues within the E+D CELA organization and across CELA on projects and initiatives, and appropriately identify and engage stakeholders in CELA and business to escalate issues to; and Some drafting and negotiating of 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.
  • Provides input and continuous feedback to improve process efficiencies within role; identifies opportunities and tools to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manages project work expenses according to budget and proposes efficiencies.
  • Models compliance and maintains confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, privacy, and the security of data.


  • Collaborates effectively within Legal and Corporate Affairs work group and direct business clients. Organizes issues and ideas in written and verbal communication.
  • 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.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree or Equivalent International Degree
    • OR Completion of a Legal Apprenticeship.
  • Active license to practice law in a jurisdiction and capable of meeting admission requirements in relevant jurisdiction.
  • 3+ years experience as a practicing attorney
    • OR equivalent practice of law.
  • Experience supporting engineering and business teams, with a focus in technology and data uses
Legal Counsel IC3 - The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $101,200 - $194,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $130,000 - $213,200 per year.

Certain roles may be eligible for benefits and other compensation. Find additional benefits and pay information here: https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/us-corporate-pay


Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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