Legal Counsel, Mixed Reality


Redmond, WA
Jan 8

Company Description:

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world. We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 144,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

Job Description:

Are you interested in working on novel legal issues at the forefront of mixed reality and next-generation computing at one of the largest technology companies in the world? If so, come join the Mixed Reality legal team in Microsoft’s Cloud + Artificial Intelligence (C+AI) legal group.

Our team provides front-line legal support for Mixed Reality, the engineering group responsible for HoloLens and other virtual/augmented/mixed reality platform products and services. This position will focus on Microsoft mixed reality devices and solutions for commercial, consumer and US government customers.


  • Legal support for the engineering groups that design and build complex commercial hardware devices, software and services, and specialized solutions for US government customers
  • Legal support for engineering collaborations, proofs of concept, and other technical engagements with government agencies and contractors
  • Counseling and advising clients on a wide variety of complex and developing legal, regulatory, and compliance issues in connection with the delivery of specialized hardware, software and service solutions to the US government
  • Drafting and negotiating customer and other agreements regarding the delivery of commercial products, and of specialized hardware solutions to the US government; drafting and negotiating agreements with strategic hardware suppliers, vendors and manufacturers
  • Supporting the broader C+AI legal team on all of the above issues
  • Collaborating with legal department colleagues and policy specialists on a variety of legal and regulatory issues, including intellectual property and trade secrets, product safety, privacy, accessibility, technology licensing, export controls, national security, and government contracting



  • JD (or equivalent) and license to practice law in the US
  • 5+ years as a practicing attorney
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. Government Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance is a plus
  • Experience counseling and working with engineering or other technical clients on hardware development and specialized government solutions and contracting
  • Background in technology, advanced hardware, and/or commercial transactions
  • In-house experience at a defense contractor or US defense/intelligence agency is a plus
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills and attention to detail
  • Desire and ability to work as part of a team and with diverse groups and cultures
  • Willingness to be available on-call certain evenings and weekends to address urgent client matters

We are looking for an attorney with the following additional skills:

  • Keen business sense, ability to think strategically, and desire to establish a trusted advisor relationship with business and engineering clients
  • Flexible and analytical thinker able to quickly and accurately identify legal issues in a complex environment and to develop solutions by exercising confident judgment in ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and prioritize workflow with minimal supervision
  • Strong results orientation and customer focus

The position is based in Redmond, Washington. Some international and domestic travel (less than 25%) is required.

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

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




Redmond, WA


$131,000- $217,000

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