Posted by David Bowermaster 
Administrator, Microsoft on the Issues

For the past five years Corporate Counsel magazine has conducted an annual review to identify the country’s top in-house legal teams.  This week, we were pleased to learn that Corporate Counsel has named Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs the Best Legal Department of 2010.

Corporate Counsel has published a lengthy story online that reviews many of the accomplishments and challenges overcome by Microsoft’s legal team in recent years, many of which will be familiar to frequent readers of this blog.  The online content package includes a video interview with Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, as well as commentary from Corporate Counsel Executive Editor Brian Zabcik on the magazine’s selection process and the editors’ reasons for naming Microsoft this year’s winner.

Folks in Redmond are feeling both honored and humbled by Corporate Counsel’s accolades and want to congratulate their fellow honorees in the legal departments at Discover Financial Services, Hewlett-Packard Company and The Williams Companies.