Jennifer Ivan

Jennifer Ivan

Assistant General Counsel

Microsoft Corporation

Jennifer Ivan is an Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington, where she supports Microsoft’s Enterprise Experience and Management (EEM) group and Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance group. In this role, she manages a team of legal professionals that provides general counseling and transactional legal support in areas of product development, product marketing, privacy, regulatory and compliance matters. The EEM group is responsible for Microsoft’s Intune, System Center Manager, and other enterprise IT management tools. The M365 Security + Compliance group is responsible for Windows and Office security products like Windows Defender and Office Information Protection products.

She also leads Diversity & Inclusion for Microsoft’s Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) organization. In this role, she leads CELA’s efforts to build and sustain a diverse department that reflects the diversity of our global company, the communities in which we work, and the customers that we serve and to take full advantage of that diversity by creating and nurturing a culture of inclusion that allows individuals and teams to do their best work.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Jennifer was Legal Director for Dell Computer Corporation in Austin, Texas, where she supported the Dell Services organization.

Prior to joining Dell, Jennifer was a Staff Attorney for IBM in Austin, Texas, where she provided comprehensive legal support for IBM’s Server Group.

Jennifer graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Liberal Arts with a B.A. in Political Science and English from the Ohio State University in 1990. Jennifer received her J.D. Cum Laude from the Ohio State University School of Law in 1994. She has served for more than 10 years on the board of Youth Eastside Services, a non-profit that provides counseling and support programs for children and young adults who are dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health issues, abuse and other difficult issues. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 14-year-old daughter (Olivia), her 20-year-old son (Parker, who is serving in the U.S. Navy) and her husband, Donnie.

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