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Assistant General Counsel, Antitrust/Competition

Company: Microsoft Corporation
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission. The Competition Law Group helps the company comply with the competition and antitrust laws around the world, close mergers and acquisitions, and respond to investigations. We also engage with regulators, academics, and others to consider the role of competition and antitrust law in the face of our changing economy and the development of new technology. It requires a broad understanding of our industry and our customers, technology, the political environment and the law as well as the ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across disciplines to solve problems.Responsibilities+ Competition Law and Policy Expertise You provide deep and broad understanding of competition law and principles in the U.S. and abroad. You provide expertise on competition policy and regulation as well as regulatory investigations. + Legal Advice and Counsel - You act as the primary competition and antitrust advisor for one or more business groups, products, or corporate functions and you identify and anticipate highly complex legal and/or other issues; you serve as a key business partner and advisor to senior executives and advise them on the potential impact of competition and antitrust laws on the business; you identify and engage stakeholders in Corporate, External and Legal Affairs and escalate and drive decisions. + Initiative Leadership You work across internal and external stakeholders to lead key competition law initiatives and workstreams aimed at protecting Microsofts interests and advancing our point of view with regulators, legislators, academics and economists, and policymakers. You develop relationships with external and internal stakeholders and drive results; you take an active role in external outreach initiatives to expand Microsoft's outreach; you collaborate with internal teams and senior leaders to ensure a Corporate, External and Legal Affairs voice. + Solution Implementation - You develop solutions that anticipate and mitigate legal and other risks; you manage and develop relationships with outside counsel and clients to create strategic and innovative solutions that address issues and achieve business objectives; you provide feedback and evaluate process improvements that increase efficiencies.QualificationsKnowledge, Skills and Abilities+ Growth Mindset - Demonstrate curiosity and actively explore options. This includes the ability to respond efficiently and positively to changing demands and circumstances, to function effectively in ambiguous situations, and maintains a constructive learning attitude in times of stress. + Business Acumen - Able to understand the parts of the business and their interrelationships and how legal and regulatory developments can impact them. This includes skill in understanding the industry, competition, and expected future developments and challenges, the business's competitive strengths and weaknesses. + Communications Able to communicate and convey complex legal and technical concepts and arguments clearly, concisely, and plainly in writing and orally to audiences with varying levels of sophistication. + Drives for Results Capable of tenaciously pursuing positive outcomes by using effective approaches to solve problems. This includes engaging pro-actively, organizing and leading complex initiatives and workstreams, delivering on commitments, increasingly seeking challenging work, and taking responsibility and holding others accountable for actions, decisions, and goals. + Relationship Management - Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, internal and external partners, regulators, legislators, policymakers and influencers. This includes expressing empathy and compassion when dealing with the needs and problems of others, being approachable, taking time to address the concerns of coworkers, and treating others with respect and dignity. + Diverse & Inclusive with a Global Mindset - Knowledge and understanding of global cultures, including similarities and differences. This includes seeking out diverse perspectives and actively practicing inclusive behaviors. It also includes the ability to work across organizational, functional, and geographic boundaries to drive communications, business strategies and multi-geography projects and teams; and adapt to a highly matrixed environment.Required/Minimum Qualifications+ Juris Doctorate Degree or Equivalent International Degree + Active license to practice law in a jurisdiction and capable of meeting admission requirements in relevant jurisdiction + At least 10 years experience (12+ preferred) as a practicing antitrust/competition attorney + A mix of law firm, in-house and government experience is a plus 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 (/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, Redmond , Assistant General Counsel, Antitrust/Competition, Other , Redmond, Washington

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