Product Attorney in Hyderabad, India

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Microsoft Corporation

It’s time to take your career to the next level. Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs team (CELA) is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated, and experienced Product attorney to join our team in India. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge issues in a fast-paced environment, collaborating with a global community of seasoned professionals including our world class engineering teams.

As part of the Global Development Centers legal team, you will work directly with engineering leaders and their teams that are developing Microsoft products to solve problems and drive change. This opportunity will allow you to will be responsible for supporting Microsoft’s India Development Center across the Experiences and Devices Division, Cloud and AI Division, Microsoft AI Division, and Microsoft Security. You will have the chance to work on exciting projects that will help shape the future of technology.

If you are passionate about technology and want to work with world-class clients, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for someone who is ready to take on new challenges and make a difference. Join us and turn your experience into an opportunity to work on the forefront of innovation and change.

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.


  • You act as the primary legal contact for assigned clients within India’s Development Center business groups, and you provide support and answer questions for higher-level attorneys; you exemplify legal compliance policy/standards and advice clients on compliance issues related to product engineering, operations, privacy, responseible AI, and evolving regulation across teams.

  • You will identify and anticipate legal risks in the client’s business, technology, and public policy, then develop solutions to mitigate any future risk. You’ll also manage day-to-day interactions with outside counsel, and draft and negotiate transactional documents.

  • You will advocate for Microsoft’s interests by developing relationships with external legal professionals, customers and partners. You’ll also participate in legal, work, and industry associations, and contribute to external outreach initiatives.

  • You will suggest improvements, identify best practices, and provide continuous feedback to make the delivery of legal services within your work group more efficient. You’ll also propose efficiencies to budget management, and model compliance, privacy, and data security.

  • You will collaborate within and across the Legal and Corporate Affairs work group, using written and verbal communication to organize and simplify issues and ideas.


Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor OR international equivalent degree.

  • Active license to practice law in a jurisdiction and capable of meeting admission requirements in relevant jurisdiction.

  • 5+ years of experience as a practicing attorney OR equivalent practice of law.

  • Prior experience in providing product counselling or supporting through the software development lifecycle.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience as a practising attorney is preferred.

  • Experienced in specialized practice areas including privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property or technology transactions.

  • In-house counsel experience, law-firm or secondment experience, particularly within the tech industry.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations ( .

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