General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Microsoft Corporation
Hossein Nowbar is responsible for Microsoft’s corporate legal team, including the intellectual property, litigation, compliance, and competition teams. A Microsoft veteran, he joined the company in 1997 as an attorney before serving in several leadership roles and becoming General Counsel in July 2021. Prior to Microsoft, Hossein practiced law at Davis Wright Tremaine.
With a data-informed approach, Microsoft has pioneered the use of incentives for outside counsel to prioritize diversity and inclusion—adding to the corporation’s stellar reputation on these issues. In early 2014, Microsoft Corporation provided a $250,000 grant to LCLD to fund new levels of innovation in our programs and outreach.
Microsoft was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Joined LCLD 2021
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Hosted Learning Experience (2012)
2021: Emily Krueger, Melanie Scott-Bennett, Jasbir Khalsa; 2020: Megan Yoshimura, Nydia Galarza Rosario; 2019: Annie Vithayathil, Karina Jaurez; 2018: Jembaa Mai, Nathan Leong; 2017: Emily Schlesinger, Pablo Tapia; 2016: Jason Barnwell, Merisa Heu-Weller; 2015: Kate Behncken, Alicia Lowery Rosenbaum; 2014: Andy Mar, Barbara Olagaray-Gatto; 2013: Sade Fashokun, Leigh Ann Lucero; 2012: Marlon Fetzner, Zohra Tejani; 2011: Jack Chen, Elke Flores Suber
Hosted Pathfinder First Meeting (2016)
2021: Canek Acosta, Archie Iskaq; 2020: Jay Christian, Ellen Wong; 2019: Nick Jaramillo, Qudus Olaniran; 2018: Charlie Bingham, Shanelle Henry; 2017: Hanna Kim, Casiya Thaniel; 2016: Azar Koulibaly, Aneesh Mehta; 2015: Andrea Grieco, Makalika Naholowaa
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Hanna Basra, Nnamdi Nwaezeapu, Rianna Felder, Ibrahim Hinds, Irene Sun, Francys Guevara Sanchez, Jessica Henry, August Gweon, Jamie Saevitzon, Anthony Rychkov; 2020: Daniel Leal, Vanessa Agbar, Samuel Jeffrey, Sonari Chidi, Rosa Chong, Beili Zheng, Maddie McFee, Derrick Vallejos, Dante Taylor; 2019: Sarah Tansey, Emily Harris, Anthony Mahmud, Victoria Hay, Jaz Williams; 2018: Donald Finley, Ryan Giarusso, Dina Kang, Jason Oh, Lin Sun; 2017: David Chough, Nikola Malcolm, Elijah Porter, Jonathan Slack, Patience Veloza; 2016: Maria Adebayo, Reina Almon, Leonel Cojulun, Corben Green, Benjamin Lee, Danielle Liebl, Priyanka Nawathe, Charity Ogbeide, Dana Putney, Daniel Rojas, Nikhil Shah; 2015: Chavez Adams, Shivani Agarwal, Nadia Baksh, Magnus Gan, Bianca LaCaille, Pamela Nwaoko, Apneet Sidhu, Beth St. Clair; 2014: Colinford Mattis, Karice Rhule; 2013: C. Dion Seymour, Celeste Jackson, June Wang; 2012: Jessica Cunningham, Lizzie Gomez, Stacy Smith; 2011: Geuter Aurelien, Jill Mitchell, Rocky White
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Member: Hossein Nowbar