Assistant General Counsel Ransomware

Full-time 8 views
Company Microsoft Corporation Location Redmond, WA, United States

In-House

Attorney

Min 10 yrs required

Full-time

Jun 09, 2022

Sep 22, 2022

May 11, 2022

Profile

Assistant General Counsel Ransomware
Duties: Civil litigation with subsequent complex discovery designed to disrupt criminal networks and their infrastructure to protect customers. Including developing novel legal strategies and theories, drafting and supervising the drafting of legal pleadings, working with outside counsel and attorneys across the globe to file civil cases to address cybercrime with a specific focus on ransomware distribution. External engagement with global law enforcement and government agencies as part of our criminal referral program. Including working with domestic and international law enforcement to understand operational priorities, and to support DCU’s new ransomware program with a deep understanding of criminal process, violations and the international structure of treaties used in criminal law. Partnering with various engineering teams, including those supporting our customers in incident response, threat intelligence, security research, and anti-virus product development and distribution to develop legal strategies to assist in the elimination or disruption of the spread of ransomware. Supporting legal colleagues around the world and soliciting input and coordination on novel or complex issues arising from customer and partner interaction with cybercrime and ransomware. Collaborating with legal department colleagues, policy specialists, and private sector partners on a variety of cybercrime issues, with an emphasis on privacy and security. Leads and encourages collaboration with the Legal and Corporate Affairs leadership team, the Company’s senior executives, and clients to ensure a coordinated Legal and Corporate Affairs voice on issues with the Company’s-wide impact or high external visibility. Significantly improves decision making and conflict resolution by leveraging key stakeholders, including the Company’s senior executives, by simplifying and summarizing highly complex/multi-dimensional issues into actionable strategies and recommendations. Drives the adoption of and models new tools and processes; develops and leads operational excellence initiatives that significantly improve the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of projects; mentors and provides guidance to others to identify opportunities and tools to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness; performs compliance audits/assessments. Sources and manages outside counsel and vendor resources strategically to maximize the efficiency of spending; develops budget for practice group or cross-group initiatives; works within and manages budgets for projects. Leads and ensures all team members comply with confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, and security procedures.



Qualification and Experience

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree. 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. 10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney with 5+ years as a manager OR equivalent practice of law. Preferred Qualifications: TS Security clearance. Experience with digital assets, money laundering, and asset recovery. Outstanding communication and collaboration skills. Background in both criminal and civil litigation.

Additional info

Req. #: 1336411

Company info

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

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