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Senior Corporate Counsel, Business Incubation

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Are you excited by the possibilities of helping guide new businesses from inception to reality? Do you love working with small, agile teams as they develop disruptive technologies and business models? Are you ready to bring your legal know-how to bear on novel and challenging issues involving cutting-edge technologies like AI/ML, blockchain, robotics, and autonomous systems? The Microsoft Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) team has an immediate opening for a highly motivated, experienced attorney to join our Technology & Research (T) legal team in Redmond, Washington.The T legal team provides front-line, world-wide legal support for Microsoft's T group and the Office of the Chief Technical Officer (OCTO). T and OCTO are the engines of innovation for Microsoft. They are responsible for developing the company's overall technical strategy and driving forward-looking research and incubation efforts spanning a wide variety consumer and enterprise technology areas.This position will primarily support the new business incubation efforts of T/OCTO. These efforts are focused on developing breakthrough technologies and business models that will propel the next generation of Microsoft products and services.Remote locations will be considered.**Responsibilities**Primary responsibilities include:+ Providing creative and proactive counseling on a broad range of complex legal, business and policy issues to support teams as they explore new technology areas and business models and prepare them to go to market.+ Drafting and negotiating legal agreements in cooperation with internal business clients and outside counsel, including in-bound and outbound IP licenses, commercial agreements, and co-development and collaboration agreements.+ Managing a team of dedicated outside counsel to scale support as necessary based on the numbers and maturity level of in-flight incubation projects.+ Coordinating with team members, CELA colleagues and outside counsel on various legal and regulatory questions on important issues faced by early-stage technologies and businesses, including in the areas of privacy, security, antitrust, litigation, and government affairs.+ Driving process improvements to improve the efficiency and scalability of our incubation legal support.**Qualifications**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.+ 7+ years experience as a practicing attorney OR equivalent practice of law.Additional or Preferred Qualifications+ 5+ years experience as an attorney in product development, software licenses and other commercial agreements involving the acquisition and use of IP and technology.+ In-house counsel experience+ The role requires the successful candidate to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, and collaborate well to manage complex projects that cut across organizational boundaries. Familiarity with product development, software licenses and other commercial agreements involving the acquisition and use of IP and technology is required. Familiarity with Microsoft internal policies and processes and/or experience advising technology startups is a strong plus.\#CELAThe salary for this role in the state of Colorado is between $161,400 and $242,600.At Microsoft, certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee's role.Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.The above description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work to be performed by the successful candidate. The actual duties and responsibilities may vary in line with business imperatives. 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 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 (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Keywords: Microsoft Corporation, Fort Lauderdale , Senior Corporate Counsel, Business Incubation, Legal , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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