Microsoft Corporation Paralegal in Redmond, Washington

Are you creative and passionate about technology?

Are you ready to bring your experiences and accomplishments to work on cutting edge technology issues?

Join the team providing front-line legal support for the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, where the most popular operating system on the planet is created!

The software and services developed by the Windows and Devices Group are designed to empower individuals, companies, and organizations by simplifying everyday tasks and delivering new improvements in how people learn, work, play and interact with one another. As it works to evolve and expand Windows for a new era, the Windows and Devices Group relies on the active, creative, and professional legal advice provided by our team. We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated paralegal to join our team at Microsoft's global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, to help the Windows and Devices Group bring its vision to reality.

Responsibilities

Primary Duties:

  • Provide legal advice to clients and help design creative solutions to complex issues with significant legal, business and technical dimensions

  • Advise clients on a broad range of topics, which may include intellectual property and licensing, general commercial and consumer law, contract interpretation, and antitrust and regulatory compliance

  • Draft and negotiate legal agreements, which may include development and licensing agreements

  • Perform legal research and work closely with outside counsel, as needed

  • Engage with various levels of Microsoft managers and employees, as well as outside partners, customers, and vendors

  • Partner with attorneys and paralegals across the department and around the world to provide comprehensive legal solutions to internal clientsManage projects

Qualifications

We are looking for an experienced paralegal with:

  • A minimum of a two year college degree or paralegal certificate -- four year degree or relevant work experience strongly preferred

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated legal work experience

  • In-house legal experience is a plus

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Keen business sense, with the ability to find creative business-oriented solutions to legal issues

  • The ability to balance legal risks against business interestsStrong results orientation with a dedicated client focus

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work independently while also being a strong collaborator

  • Desire to work with diverse internal groups, teams, divisions, and cultures Passion for technologyPrior experience working for a software technology company 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 to askstaff@microsoft.com.