Dennis Garcia

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As an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft I practice at the intersection of law, technology and business and lead the legal support function to Microsoft's (1) US Enterprise Commercial team - a group of over 2,000 sales, services, marketing and technical professionals that manages one of Microsoft's largest commercial business with its biggest customers; and (2) Small, Medium and Corporate (SMC) sales teams in the US.  I also have the privilege of leading a team of 15 outstanding lawyers and legal professionals who are scattered across the US.

I have 20+ years of legal experience - all in-house with Microsoft, Accenture and IBM.  My primary expertise includes shaping and negotiating a wide range of sophisticated IT contracts with third parties such as Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, software licensing, business process outsourcing, consulting services and product support arrangements. In addition, I have substantial expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, regulatory affairs, compliance & ethics, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment law, legal operations and antitrust law.

I'm an enthusiastic user of social media, have a passion for advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and leveraging technology to achieve more. I have spoken extensively at legal events/conferences on a variety of topics and I have had numerous articles published both in print media and online.

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