Lucy Endel Bassli

Assistant General Counsel, Corporate External and Legal Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

Lucy joined the legal department of Microsoft in 2004, providing legal support to the central procurement organization globally and across all lines of business at Microsoft. In recent years, she has focused extensively on complex and global outsourcing contracts and gained firsthand experience in outsourcing by engaging an outsourced legal services provider (LPO) to assist her with high-volume contract transactions. She recently launched a new “managed services” engagement with law firms. She oversees a centralized contracting office in the legal department of Microsoft, specializing in contracting process efficiencies and automation. This office is responsible for managing the company’s global contract repository and supporting electronic signature and storage.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Lucy practiced law at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP in Seattle, WA, specializing in commercial transactions and commercial bankruptcy. Lucy received her J.D and BA from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, where she grew up, but has been living in the Seattle area since completing law school.

Lucy is a licensed member of the Washington and Texas state bar associations, and was named to the National Law Journal list of Outstanding Women Lawyers, 2015.