Paralegal Job
Microsoft - Bellevue, WA

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Job Category: Legal & Corporate Affairs
Location: Bellevue, WA, US
Job ID: 829727-106338
Division: Legal & Corporate Affairs

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 that provides front-line legal support for Microsoft’s Online Services Division including Bing, Microsoft Advertising, Application Experiences, MSN and Global Foundation Services!
The Online Services Division (OSD) legal group within Microsoft’s product and services legal department is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated paralegal to join our team at Microsoft’s global headquarters near Seattle, Washington.
OSD’s mission is to shape Microsoft’s software and services strategies -- reinventing the way people live their lives online. This is your opportunity to work with a fast-paced business that is bringing the world “best in breed” consumer online experiences!

Primary Duties:
•Organize and help our legal team to successfully execute on a dynamic set of fast-paced global initiatives
•Draft and negotiate legal agreements, which may include development, licensing, and marketing agreements
•Provide legal advice to clients and help design creative solutions to complex business, technical, and legal issues
•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
•Perform legal research and work closely with team attorneys and 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 clients
•Manage time sensitive projects
We are looking for an experienced paralegal with:
•A minimum of a two year college degree -- four year degree, paralegal certificate and/or relevant work experience strongly preferred
•At least 5+ years of demonstrated transactional legal work experience strongly preferred
•Strong legal drafting, program management and team organizational skills are a plus
•Outstanding communication, organization and writing skills
•Keen business sense, with the ability to find creative business-oriented solutions to legal issues
•The ability to balance legal risks against business interests
•Strong 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 with other paralegals and attorneys as part of the broader OSD legal team
•Desire to work with diverse internal groups, teams, divisions, and cultures
•Passion for technology
•Prior experience working for a software technology company is a plus
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.
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