Dennis Garcia is an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation based in Chicago. He practices at the intersection of law, technology and business and leads the legal support function to Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise Commercial sales team – one of Microsoft’s largest commercial businesses – and Microsoft’s U.S. Small, Medium and Corporate Sales team. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dennis worked as an in-house counsel for Accenture and IBM.
Dennis received his B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and Illinois (House Counsel). Dennis is a Fellow of Information Privacy, a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist with the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Dennis is also a Fellow to the 2018 Class of the College of Law Practice Management.
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