Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation

Full-time 6 views
Company Microsoft Corporation Location Redmond, WA, United States



Min 10 yrs required


Aug 26, 2022

May 13, 2022


Senior Corporate Counsel, Litigation
The candidate will manage assigned cases, including, the formation of litigation teams, formulation of litigation strategy, and oversight of all litigation activities. Marshal of internal facts, and oversight of electronic discovery. Review and editing of all written advocacy. Preparation of outside counsel for oral argument and trial, and in all other ways exercising primary responsibility for representation of Microsoft. Frequent and regular communication with outside counsel, and other law department attorneys, paralegals, and staff. Counsel Microsoft’s various business units on risk mitigation and engage in thought leadership on legal issues. Frequent contact with business personnel at Microsoft, including senior executives. Provide thought leadership to Microsoft executives on litigation trends and policy, and occasional external engagement through written articles and speaking engagements on such issues. Work efficiently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with a demanding case workload, while prioritizing workflow to adjust for fluctuations.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a 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 the relevant jurisdiction. Should have 7+ years experience as a practicing attorney or equivalent practice of law, and 5+ years experience as an attorney in litigation. In-house counsel experience. Should have 10+ years of demonstrated work experience in criminal or civil litigation or government enforcement actions, including first chair responsibility in some cases and some trial experience. Experience in a corporate legal department or a federal or state government agency is a plus. Must have demonstrated ability to direct creatively and effectively the defense of a sophisticated client in complex litigation. Must have knowledge and understanding of trial presentation techniques, highly developed written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal, collaboration, and diverse cultural experience. Must have an aptitude for and interest in understanding computer technology. The desire and ability to work as part of a diverse and inclusive team, and to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A willingness and aptitude for learning about new business strategies, new technologies, and new areas of the law. A commitment to pro bono service.

Additional info

Job ID: 1338149

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-6399

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