Corporate Vice President & General Counsel - Customer Experience & Policy, Microsoft Corporation
Lisa Tanzi joined the Microsoft legal team in 1995 and held leadership roles in areas including the Global Commercial & Field Group and the Business Division before being named General Counsel in 2021. Lisa was previously in private practice at Perkins Coie and Dorsey & Whitney. In 2020, Lisa wrote about how businesses can help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including through Microsoft's efforts to bring people from under-represented groups into the technology field and create more equitable broadband connectivity.
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.
In 2021, Microsoft was named an LCLD Top Performer for the eighth consecutive year.
Joined LCLD 2009
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: Lisa Tanzi