Attorney, Human Rights Law

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.

We are seeking an experienced attorney to join our team and provide legal advice and counsel on human rights law across our work to use data and technology to advance fundamental rights. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the legal landscape and a commitment to providing excellent legal services.


  • Provide legal advice and counsel on human rights law across topics including non-discrimination; right to privacy, liberty, peaceful assembly, freedom of thought, conscience, religion, opinion, expression, and association; right to vote; labor; and other topics that arise in the context of business and human rights.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate legal documents.
  • Research and analyze legal issues and provide sound legal advice.
  • Monitor legal developments and advise management on changes and trends in the law.
  • Manage outside counsel and other legal resources.
  • Develop and implement legal policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate Degree or Equivalent International Degree
    • OR Completion of a Legal Apprenticeship.
  • Active license to practice law in a jurisdiction and capable of meeting admission requirements in relevant jurisdiction.
  • 3+ years experience as a practicing attorney
    • OR equivalent practice of law.
  • 2+ years of experience in human rights law and corporate responsibility
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Legal Counsel IC3 – The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is USD $101,200 – $194,800 per year. There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area and New York City metropolitan area, and the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $130,000 – $213,200 per year.

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Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.


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