Lucy Endel Bassli

Assistant General Counsel, Legal & Corporate 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. She has negotiated strategic outsourcing contracts in the areas of legal services, finance and operations, and IT, among others. Lucy has gained firsthand experience in outsourcing by engaging an outsourced legal services provider (LPO) to assist her with high-volume contract transactions. She oversees a centralized contracting office in the legal department of Microsoft, specializing in non-revenue contracting tools and processes. This office is responsible for managing the company’s global contract repository and supporting the process of 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 on the Board of International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, and is a licensed member of the Washington and Texas state bar associations.
Lucy was named to the National Law Journal list of Outstanding Women Lawyers, 2015.