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Senior Corporate Legal Counsel, Export Controls
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Senior Corporate Legal Counsel, Export Controls Responsibilities: Counsel Microsoft business and engineering teams and other key stakeholders on a broad range of export-related regulatory, commercial, and government contracting matters. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to manage and further develop and implement Microsoft's export compliance program in compliance with export laws and regulations. Advance a collaborative and compliance-by-design environment that fosters trust in Microsoft while enabling business by: Partnering directly with the businesses you support, serving as a trusted export counsel, and providing strategic and timely input in connection with business priorities. Working with engineers to classify technical data, technology, software, and products for export controls purposes under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), or other jurisdictions export rules. Drafting and negotiating requests for classification determinations, export license applications, and any disclosures or government inquiry responses. Collaborating with businesses and key stakeholders to develop and implement end-to-end export-compliance operational architectures. Preparing, updating, and implementing training, policies, and procedures. Identify and propose opportunities to reduce complexity and mitigate risk, including through automated solutions. Through excellent communications, help to improve decision-making on key compliance issues by, for example, managing a coordinated approach to a complex problem. Monitor legal and regulatory developments; clearly communicate their impact to senior leadership and stakeholders. Employ creative approaches to resolving issues that arise in existing commercial and government contracting relationships, including pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries. Develop and execute multilateral external engagement strategies that include advocating for innovative and effective export control approaches to achieving national security and foreign policy objectives.

Qualifications: JD Degree or international equivalent OR Completion of a Legal Apprenticeship. 10+ years working as an attorney on trade matters in a government agency, law firm, or in-house legal department, with an emphasis on export controls, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Active license to practice law in a jurisdiction and capable of meeting admission requirements in relevant jurisdiction. Ability to understand technical details. Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience simplifying complex technical and export control issues for executives. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with cutting-edge technologies, including disciplines such as digital and telecommunications, artificial intelligence, and space and satellites. Experience developing, implementing or revamping an export control program. Experience advocating for and influencing export control reform and other changes in export policy. Knowledge and experience in other international trade areas (e.g., imports, economic sanctions). A mix of corporate law firm and in-house experience is a plus. Hands-on project management experience, including excellent organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple and varying mission-critical projects at once, and to follow through and meet deadlines. Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams. Ability to demonstrate sound and practical business judgment even in ambiguous situations.

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