DENNIS GARCIA

Assistant General CounselMicrosoft Connect

As an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft I practice at the intersection of law, technology and business and provide a wide range of legal support to Microsoft's Sales, Services, Marketing & Operations teams across the United States. Prior to joining Microsoft I worked in various in-house legal roles for IBM and Accenture.

I have over 20 years of legal experience - all in-house with leading Information Technology providers. 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, on-premises licensing, business process outsourcing, consulting services and product support arrangements. In addition, I have substantial expertise in the areas of cybersecurity, privacy, compliance & ethics, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment law and antitrust law.

I'm an enthusiastic user of social media and have a passion for improving diversity 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 by third parties both in print media and online.