Senior Corporate Counsel, Government Compliance

Redmond, WA
Full Time
Job #: 1141954 Exp.: 10+ Years
Microsoft has an immediate opening for a Senior Corporate Counsel in the Government Compliance Group of Compliance & Ethics (C&E). This team works on cutting-edge government contracting legal compliance issues, supporting Microsoft’s sales of products and services to the US government.

The position is located in Redmond, WA.

  • Act as the primary legal counsel for developing and improving compliance program to ensure (1) adherence to government procurement laws and regulations, including the FAR, DFARS and government ethics rules; (2) compliance training on government contracting and regulatory compliance requirements; (3) monitoring compliance with government contracts requirements through design of internal controls or processes, including risk assessments and identifying appropriate remediation as may be required.
  • Serve as a key legal advisor and partner to senior business leaders and colleagues who engage with and support government business and customers to develop and implement compliance resources, processes and controls that address government contracting requirements.
  • Draft and contribute to policies, business procedures and guidance designed to foster compliance with government contracting requirements.
  • Monitor business activity to ensure legal compliance and identify, anticipate and mitigate legal and other risks (e.g., geopolitical, country, reputational, etc.) in government business.
  • Strategize and develop engagement with industry, external legal professionals, government officials, customers and/or partners to drive external outreach initiatives (e.g., conferences, seminars, volunteering for committees).
  • Embody our culture and values

Required qualifications:
  • This position requires verification of US citizenship to meet federal government security screening requirements required for this role. The successful candidate must be a US citizen.
  • JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school and licensed attorney in a minimum of one US jurisdiction
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ professional experience developing and maintaining compliance policies and programs for direct and indirect work in government contracts
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and motivate others, to work as a trusted advisor to the business and to collaborate with others as required to address compliance matters
  • Experience managing and working with external resources, including law firms, consultants and industry associations
  • Organize and simplify complex/multi-dimensional issues to recommend a clear course of action among alternatives, balancing legal risks against business interests
  • Ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks in a proactive manner in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, ability to prioritize to meet aggressive deadlines and adjust to workload fluctuations
  • Ability to understand a variety of technologies, business interests, political and regulatory goals
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Familiarity with the software industry and working knowledge of Microsoft products and services
  • Experience with internal investigations, government audits, FCA/government contract dispute resolution, litigation or prosecution
  • Familiarity with M&A government contracting due diligence support, SACC clauses, DEFCONs or other public procurement regulatory frameworks are a plus
  • An active Top Secret or ability to obtain and maintain a TS government security clearance

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Citizenship Verification: This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

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