ATTORNEY, Legal & Corporate Affairs in Redmond, WA


TitleAttorney
CategoryLegal & corporate affairs
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionLegal & Corporate Affairs
Date AddedMarch 28, 2015
Open Positions13

The Trademark Group in Microsoft's Law and Corporate Affairs (LCA) division has an immediate opening for a trademark attorney to work on cutting-edge trademark legal advice and policy issues. This attorney will share responsibility with Microsoft's other trademark lawyers and professionals for the company's worldwide trademark legal practice. This role involves trademark clearance, conflicts, licensing, prosecution, general trademark counseling, as well as policy development and outreach.

Primary Responsibilities for this position include:
o Serve as trademark attorney and trusted advisor for one or more product groups and their associated legal teams and advise on a broad range of strategic trademark matters.
o Oversee trademark clearance, prosecution, conflicts, and licensing for your product groups.
o Work effectively with internal teams, including the broader legal Marketing Group, colleagues in the legal department, business clients, specialists, Microsoft subsidiaries, and multiple product groups to help analyze legal risks, resolve issues and implement overall trademark-related business strategies.
o Coordinate work with outside counsel globally and oversee efficient use of budget allocation.
o Create and deliver innovative legal training to clients and colleagues across Microsoft.
o The mix and balance among these responsibilities is anticipated to shift over time.

We are looking for a stellar attorney with:
o A J.D. or equivalent, excellent academic credentials, and license to practice law in the US.
o 5+ years as a practicing attorney, specializing in trademark law with extensive US and international experience in clearance, prosecution, licensing, and conflict work, including litigation or litigation management. In house experience is a plus.
o Excellent oral and written communication skills.
o Outstanding organizational and analytical skills.
o Ability to collaborate effectively across groups with a sense of urgency, including the ability to influence without formal authority.
o A keen business sense, the skills to find creative solutions to legal issues, and the ability to effectively balance legal risks against business interests.
o Innate bias for action and driving client-focused results.
o Demonstrated ability to identify and prioritize key deliverables.
o Ability to work efficiently and balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
o Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, and possessing the ability to lead, mentor and motivate others.
o Desire and ability to interact effectively with a variety of personalities across diverse internal groups, teams, divisions, and cultures.
o Experience and passion for internet, software and technology-related issues.
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. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports workforce diversity.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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LCA's Business & Partner (B&P) team, within the Business Consumer Public Sector (BCPS) Group, is looking for an experienced lawyer with a desire to apply her/his skills to help support the Corporate HQ sales teams of our Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) and Small Midmarket Solutions & Partner (SMSP) group. Within EPG, there will be a focus to support productivity cloud and device sales, our Microsoft Technology Centers, Industry and Global Accounts, and the Enterprise Marketing organization. Within SMSP, you will be primary lead for the Microsoft Partner Network and related operations, privacy and anti-piracy/"SAM" engagements. Together, these business units are important to the transformation of Microsoft being a leader in a "mobile first, cloud first" world. Strong client support and collaboration are essential attributes for this role.

Your primary responsibilities include:

* Lead support for teams within the EPG Industry and Global Accounts group, helping expand our reach for cloud sales in key verticals (e.g., retail, manufacturing, communications and media). These verticals contain some of our top strategic global accounts.

* Lead support GM for Device Sales (EPG) - selling devices is a developing area that is key to our overall company sales strategy, and supporting the growth of this business is highly strategic.

* Lead support the GM for Enterprise Marketing group (EPG). Among other things, this group manages Microsoft's top partner and customer events. Helping the business teams address compliance risks is an important area to manage for these high-visibility events.

* Support EPG productivity sales. Office 365 remains critical to Google compete and our "hero" cloud offering to customers. Supporting cloud escalations will be an opportunity to help drive and continue to grow share in this key area.

*Lead support for the Microsoft Partner Network (SMS&P). The Microsoft Partner Network is the envy of the industry and core to Microsoft's strength with its broad partner ecosystem. Also lead operations/privacy teams as part of that support structure, as well on anti-piracy/SAM engagements which is important for supporting the partner channel.

Numerous attributes are essential for the candidate to be successful in this role. Among them, include the following:

* The candidate must be comfortable with areas of ambiguity and complexity, yet have the confidence to be decisive to help provide clear and concise legal advice involving a range of issues.

* Experience in the field, with support for commercial sales (particularly in the partner channel or partner related agreements) is a plus. This includes negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, with some background in IP/technology transactions a plus.

*Experience in counseling on privacy issues is required. Additionally, some investigative experience on internal compliance matters is desired, as there is a compliance-related counseling component to this work in support of partner channel issues and EPG-sponsored global events, as well as in support of the SMS&P organization in connection with partners under MPN and concerning anti-piracy/SAM engagements.

* A record of effective cross-group collaboration among disparate teams (including the ability to influence with and without formal authority) and strong business acumen are essential.

*The candidate should possesses strong analytical and practical legal and business judgment skills, have a drive for curiosity and learning, and an ability to live comfortably with ambiguity in supporting a highly matrixed organization. Experience in distribution and partner channels, cloud and licensing, and background in privacy/compliance/competition law are key areas for this position.

Candidates should have a J.D. or equivalent degree and excellent academic credentials. A minimum of five (5) years as a practicing attorney with law firm and/or relevant in-house experience is required.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by and employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employers and supports workforce diversity.

This position will be based in Redmond, WA.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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Are you looking for a fast-paced environment working with cutting edge security and Internet policy issues every day? Do you like the diversity of working on a contract in the morning, and strategizing on a policy issue in the afternoon? Do you feel comfortable making decisions independently, and in working around technology? If so, keep reading.

Microsoft is looking for an attorney to join its Regulatory Affairs team to support Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) organization, with a primary focus on cybersecurity and incident response, and provide company-wide expertise on various security legal issues.

Responsibilities:

Join the security legal team and provide comprehensive legal support to the Trustworthy Computing organization, on a broad range of complex legal, business, and strategic issues related to the security of Microsoft's products and services. This includes incident response, vulnerabilities, advanced persistent threats, security investigations, and a wide range of exciting and innovative security issues.
Coordinate with a variety of functions within Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs, including engineering group lawyers and experts, worldwide policy leads, intellectual property, and litigation specialists, to address relevant legal and regulatory security matters.

Work with TwC executives and other business partners to enhance Microsoft's security and response capabilities, support our investigations and help develop new processes to protect customers. Provide client education and training on relevant legal issues. Draft and negotiate a broad range of content licensing and distribution transactions with developers, technology and service providers. Drive communication with internal and external legal and non-legal expert resources, as necessary, to help analyze and address quickly evolving domestic and international policies, laws and regulations, and partner with the business to proactively drive appropriate business strategies.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and at least 4 years' experience as a practicing attorney. Important for this role are strong analytical, writing, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, sound business judgment, a professional demeanor and attitude. Also important are a working knowledge of computer technology, and an interest in cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, and government policy. A successful candidate should possess a strong client service focus and the ability to work efficiently and proactively, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-dimensional projects in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for self-starters who are effective in driving cross-group projects, highly collaborative and great team players. They must also have experience drafting and negotiating licensing agreements concerning intellectual property or other security transactions. Successful candidates must be able to obtain a U.S. security clearance.

The mix and balance among these responsibilities are anticipated to shift over time based on the needs and development Microsoft's business interests.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within the position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary.

Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports workforce diversity.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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LCA's Patent Team has an immediate opening for a Portfolio Development Attorney. In this role, you will counsel members of the Microsoft Operating Systems Group on their patent filing strategy, and actively manage a significant portion of Microsoft's pending portfolio. You will partner closely with Microsoft's US and foreign outside counsel, and routinely work with extended teams to claim chart pending cases and interview Patent Examiner's to directly prosecute Microsoft's portfolio.

The Operating Systems Group at Microsoft is responsible for the innovation and development of the software and platform experiences that are showcased in Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox devices worldwide.

We are looking for a lawyer with strong technical and legal skills, and a proven track record in managing projects and collaborating well with others.

Requirements:
- Candidates should have a J.D. or equivalent degree.
- A minimum of five (5) years of law firm or relevant in-house experience in patent law is required.
- A technical background in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering is also preferred

This position will be based in Redmond, WA.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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Microsoft has an immediate opening for an experienced employment attorney to join the Employment Law Group to work on cutting-edge global employment law issues in support of its International Human Resources Organization. This is an exciting opportunity to help create and build a centralized, global employment law compliance program across the 100+ countries where Microsoft operates.

Primary responsibilities include:

o Identifying global labor and employment law trends and developing and implementing company-wide risk mitigation strategies.

o Advising and collaborating with the central Human Resources organization on the development and implementation of global policies and initiatives in compliance with local laws.

o Serving as a central subject matter expert on complex cross-border issues, such as data privacy, diversity, contingent staff, reductions in force, and global mobility.

o This position requires the ability to think creatively to find practical solutions to complex problems, identify and drive system-wide changes where appropriate, and to collaborate with cross-group teams of attorneys, Human Resources personnel, and business leaders on significant cross border issues.

Qualifications Should Include:

o Law Degree from an accredited law school with a license to practice law, and outstanding academic credentials;

o A minimum of 6 years of demonstrated work experience. Significant experience with cross-border employment law issues. Experience in developing, managing, and driving programmatic change;

o Expertise in the laws of at least one non-U.S. country preferred; Fluency in a non-English language is a plus;

o Highly developed written and oral communications skills, with the ability to clearly articulate recommendations and options about complex legal issues;

o Strong client service focus and the ability to work efficiently, prioritize a high-volume workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage projects in a fast-paced environment;

o Ability to collaborate and partner effectively with others as a member of a legal services team.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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Microsoft has an immediate opening for an experienced employment attorney to join the Employment Law Group to work on cutting-edge employment law issues in support of its dynamic and creative Human Resources Department and senior business leaders.

Primary responsibilities include:

o Advising HR professionals and business leaders about U.S. employment and labor law issues including discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour, ADA/FMLA, noncompete/trade secrets and breach of contract;

o Handling pre-litigation demand letters and agency charges received from current and former employees and/or their counsel, and work with Employment Law Group leadership to devise and manage regarding pre-litigation strategy;

o Providing employment law advice regarding and directing internal investigations;

o Developing and reviewing written HR policies and processes, templates, intranet sites, and training materials;

o Developing and delivering legal training for HR generalists and company managers.

The responsibilities of this position require the ability to grasp and explain technical subject matter, think creatively to resolve situations, identify and implement system-wide changes where appropriate, and frequently and regularly communicate with outside counsel, other attorneys, paralegals and staff, Human Resources personnel, and Microsoft leaders.

Qualifications Should Include:

o A minimum of six years of demonstrated work experience in employment and labor law, including counseling clients, conducting training, handling significant employment litigation, and managing/supervising outside counsel and in-house projects;

o JD from an ABA accredited law school with a license to practice law, and outstanding academic credentials;

o Highly developed written and oral communications skills, with the ability to clearly articulate recommendations and options about complex legal issues;

o Ability to collaborate and partner effectively with others as a member of a legal services team;

o Strong client service focus and the ability to work efficiently, prioritize a high-volume and fluctuating workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage projects in a fast-paced environment;

o Ability to understand technology issues.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group.

Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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The Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs team has an immediate opening for a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced attorney to join the Windows Marketing legal team at our global headquarters in Redmond, Washington. You will be supporting an exciting business that handles all aspects of marketing for the Windows operating system, Windows Phone and Internet of Things.
You will be responsible for providing legal guidance, directly and in coordination with other attorneys in the team, to business clients and their teams on a range of legal, business and strategic issues related to Windows operating system. In this role, you will have frequent contact with all levels of Microsoft managers, employees, and attorney colleagues, as well as outside partners, customers and vendors, as applicable. You will collaborate with subject matter experts and other attorneys on the team to support the business by working through critically important and complex legal issues in a rapidly-evolving environment.

Primary Duties:
o Provide legal advice to business clients in developing key business strategies and finding creative solutions to complex business and legal issues.
o Provide proactive legal and business counseling on a broad range of topics on a global scale, including advertising, licensing, channel programs, incentive and promotion programs, general commercial law, contract negotiation and interpretation, and general marketing matters.
o Collaborate with policy specialists and legal department colleagues around the world on a variety of legal and regulatory issues to help clients implement their business objectives.
o Provide client and colleague education and training on relevant legal issues.
We are looking for a stellar attorney with:
o JD or equivalent from an ABA accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and an active license to practice law;
o 5+ years' relevant experience in sophisticated legal environments;
o Outstanding analytical and oral and written communication skills;
o Keen business sense, with the ability to find creative business-oriented solutions to legal issues, balancing legal risks against business interests;
o Strong results orientation with a dedicated client focus;
o Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations;
o Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator;
o Desire to interface with a variety of personalities across diverse internal groups, teams, divisions, and cultures;
o Experience working for a software or cloud services technology company is a plus; and
o Passion for technology.

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.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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The Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs team has an immediate opening for a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced attorney to join the Windows Marketing legal team at our global headquarters in Redmond, Washington. You will be supporting an exciting business that handles all aspects of marketing for the Windows operating system, Windows Phone, and Internet of Things.

You will be responsible for providing legal guidance, directly and in coordination with other attorneys in the team, to business clients and their teams on a range of legal, business and strategic issues related to Windows operating system. In this role, you will have frequent contact with all levels of Microsoft managers, employees, and attorney colleagues, as well as outside partners, customers and vendors, as applicable. You will collaborate with subject matter experts and other attorneys on the team to support the business by working through critically important and complex legal issues in a rapidly-evolving environment.

Primary Duties:
o Provide legal advice to business clients in developing key business strategies and finding creative solutions to complex business and legal issues.
o Provide proactive legal and business counseling on a broad range of topics on a global scale, including advertising, licensing, channel programs, incentive and promotion programs, general commercial law, contract negotiation and interpretation, and general marketing matters.
o Collaborate with policy specialists and legal department colleagues around the world on a variety of legal and regulatory issues to help clients implement their business objectives.
o Provide client and colleague education and training on relevant legal issues.
We are looking for a stellar attorney with:
o JD or equivalent from an ABA accredited law school, excellent academic credentials, and an active license to practice law;
o 5+ years' relevant experience in sophisticated legal environments;
o Outstanding analytical and oral and written communication skills;
o Keen business sense, with the ability to find creative business-oriented solutions to legal issues, balancing legal risks against business interests;
o Strong results orientation with a dedicated client focus;
o Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow, and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations;
o Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator;
o Desire to interface with a variety of personalities across diverse internal groups, teams, divisions, and cultures;
o Experience working for a software or cloud services technology company is a plus; and
o Passion for technology.

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.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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Are you passionate about technology and ready to bring your legal know-how to work on cutting edge issues critical to Microsoft? The Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) team has an immediate opening for a dynamic, highly motivated attorney to join the Cloud and Enterprise (C+E) legal team. The C+E legal team supports a number of key business groups in Microsoft, including the Technology and Research group (T&R) in Redmond, Washington.

T&R sets the company's overall technical directions, including mid-term and long-term technology strategy, technology policy, and forward-looking research and development efforts. It includes MSR, an industry-leading research division that employs scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world to advance the state of the art of computing and solve difficult world problems through technological innovation.

This is your opportunity to join a fast-paced team that is addressing cutting edge legal issues and helping to advance the development of Microsoft's future products and services.

Primary responsibilities include:
1. Providing proactive, solution-oriented legal advice to T&R clients in Redmond and in labs in the US and overseas, enabling their successful execution on a dynamic set of fast-paced global initiatives. This position will require coordinating with team members, LCA colleagues and outside counsel on various IP, privacy, litigation, antitrust, regulatory compliance, and government affairs issues.
2. Negotiating, reviewing and drafting legal agreements for MSR client groups, including collaboration agreements, university engagement contracts, data sharing/acquisition partnerships, among others.
3. Advising clients and providing training on various legal matters including open source software, IP and privacy-related issues.
4. Some domestic and international travel may be required.
We are looking for an experienced attorney with:

o A JD from an accredited college or university is required with a strong preference for excellent academic credentials.
o 3+ years' experience as a practicing attorney in a law firm or a large enterprise environment. Experience with software licensing, copyright or patent law a plus.
o A bias for action and ability to react quickly, respond thoroughly and drive projects/decisions on a short timeline.
o Excellent analytical, written and verbal communications skills. An ability to work independently with minimal supervision is a key requirement for this self-starting position
o The ability to collaborate well with colleagues across diverse internal teams, divisions, and cultures.
o A keen business sense with a client-focused, solution-oriented demeanor.
o A flexible manner, good sense of humor, and the ability to thrive in fast-changing environments.
o A passion for technology; prior experience working for a software or online technology company is a plus.

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.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.



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Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to join HR Legal's Global Migration Team. The Global Migration team provides legal and strategic immigration counsel to HR and Microsoft businesses worldwide, drives immigration compliance, and supports the immigration needs of foreign national employees and their families. The attorney in this role will advise a business within Microsoft on all US immigration matters. The attorney will have an ability to positively impact the lives of Microsoft's foreign employees in the US, while helping our businesses achieve their most important strategic goals by bringing the best talent to Microsoft.

Primary Duties:
o As part of a team of attorneys, develop and implement immigration legal strategies for Microsoft
o Provide strategic legal advice to HR partners and foreign national employees regarding US immigration issues, including H-1B, L-1, TN, PERM labor certification, immigrant visa petitions (Multinational Managers, Outstanding Researchers and Extraordinary Ability) and Adjustment of Status applications
o Oversee the preparation and filing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications
o Provide strategic direction to HR partners on workforce planning, job changes and employer obligations relating to immigration document requirements
o Serve as a legal partner to the business by understanding business needs and working to find solutions that meet those needs

Qualifications:
o JD, outstanding academic credentials and an active license to practice law
o 4 years' experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a high-volume business immigration practice with mid/large technology clients, and specifically working on the following types of matters: H-1B, L-1, TN, PERM labor certifications, immigrant visa petitions including Multinational Managers, Outstanding Researchers and Extraordinary Ability, and Adjustment of Status applications
o Outstanding analytical, writing, and oral communication skills effective with both lawyers and non-lawyers
o Sound and practical business judgment, ability to think strategically, and desire to establish a "trusted advisor" relationship with key business clients
o Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations
o Ability to solve problems with a focus on achieving results that benefit our business as well as the business of our customers and partners
o Desire and ability to work with diverse teams
o Ability to collaborate and partner effectively with others as a member of a legal services team

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.



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Want to be part of the foundation for Microsoft's cloud? Do you love complex procurement contract negotiations? If so, the Microsoft Legal & Corporate Affairs (LCA) team has an immediate opening for an experienced attorney to join our procurement legal professionals at our headquarters in Redmond, Washington USA.

This position involves partnering with sourcing and procurement professionals across Microsoft's Global Foundation Services group (GFS) in support of commercial transactions for data centers around the world, including leading negotiations, providing comprehensive legal guidance, working with attorney colleagues and outside legal partners, and responding to supplier performance issues.

Primary Duties:

Provide legal advice to GFS in support of their procurement strategies and issues.
Provide proactive legal counseling on procurement topics, including intellectual property and licensing, general commercial law and contract interpretation on a global scale.
Draft and negotiate legal agreements in coordination with business clients in Redmond, WA USA.
Provide client education and training on relevant legal procurement issues.

We are looking for an attorney with:

JD or equivalent from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law;
Five to seven years' procurement contract negotiating experience, preferably with some or all of the following:
Telecom and network services
Colocation agreements
Content delivery services
Outstanding analytical and oral and written communication skills;
Confidence to make difficult and creative decisions, with a bias towards taking action to resolve issues in the best interest of the company;
Strong results orientation with a dedicated client focus;
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow and adjust to frequent workload fluctuations;
Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator; and
Passion for procurement transactions and data center operations.

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. Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports workforce diversity.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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PATENT ATTORNEY FOR MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS GROUP ("OSG") PATENT TEAM - As a Patent Attorney supporting the Microsoft Operating Systems Group, you'll have an opportunity to provide general patent portfolio development to the OSG business and significantly contribute to the success of Microsoft's efforts to be a worldwide IP leader.

This role is part of the OSG Patent Team in Microsoft's Patent Group. The Operating Systems Group at Microsoft is responsible for innovation and development of the software platform and experiences that are showcased in Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox devices worldwide.

Responsibilities:

As an OSG Patent Attorney, your primary responsibilities will include:
o Strategically develop and manage the OSG patent portfolio to advance Microsoft's business goals
o Counsel and partner with the OSG businesses to develop and implement patent filing strategies for the Microsoft Operating Systems Group, including patent filing strategies to protect strategic innovations
o Supervise outside counsel to properly prepare and prosecute patent applications
o Identify assets with licensing potential and support outbound patent licensing and patent cross licensing efforts
o Partner with team patent attorneys to evaluate inbound patenting licensing opportunities

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you should have graduated from an ABA accredited law school, be admitted to practice in at least one State in the US, and be admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. You should also have a minimum of 4 years of experience practicing patent preparation and prosecution in a law firm or large corporation, in areas such as: preparation and prosecution of patent applications, developing and managing international patent portfolios, patent related transactions and licensing, patent opinion work (invalidity/non-infringement) and/or patent litigation. A technical background in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering is also preferred. You should also have strong communications skills, and a collaborative, team oriented approach to your work.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by and employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group.

Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports workforce diversity.

This position will be based in Redmond, WA.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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PATENT ATTORNEY FOR MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS GROUP ("OSG") PATENT TEAM - As a Patent Attorney supporting the Microsoft Operating Systems Group, you'll have an opportunity to provide general patent portfolio development to the OSG business and significantly contribute to the success of Microsoft's efforts to be a worldwide IP leader.
This role is part of the OSG Patent Team in Microsoft's Patent Group. The Operating Systems Group at Microsoft is responsible for innovation and development of the software platform and experiences that are showcased in Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox devices worldwide.

Responsibilities:
As an OSG Patent Attorney, your primary responsibilities will include:
o Strategically develop and manage the OSG patent portfolio to advance Microsoft's business goals
o Counsel and partner with the OSG businesses to develop and implement patent filing strategies for the Microsoft Operating Systems Group, including patent filing strategies to protect strategic innovations
o Supervise outside counsel to properly prepare and prosecute patent applications
o Identify assets with licensing potential and support outbound patent licensing and patent cross licensing efforts
o Partner with team patent attorneys to evaluate inbound patenting licensing opportunities

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you should have graduated from an ABA accredited law school, be admitted to practice in at least one State in the US, and be admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. You should also have a minimum of 4 years of experience practicing patent preparation and prosecution in a law firm or large corporation, in areas such as: preparation and prosecution of patent applications, developing and managing international patent portfolios, patent related transactions and licensing, patent opinion work (invalidity/non-infringement) and/or patent litigation. A technical background in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering is also preferred. You should also have strong communications skills, and a collaborative, team oriented approach to your work.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by and employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities and qualifications may vary based on assignment or group.

Microsoft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports workforce diversity.

This position will be based in Redmond, WA.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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