Hemant Pathak is Associate General Counsel at Microsoft. He leads the North America legal organization supporting Microsoft’s multi-billion-dollar U.S. and Canada sales, marketing and operations business units. He is a member of Microsoft’s global commercial field legal leadership team, and the senior business leadership team for the U.S. Hemant and his team collaborate on the cutting edge of business, legal and regulatory issues to help drive digital transformation leveraging Microsoft’s cloud and artificial intelligence technologies across Microsoft’s customer base including government agencies, global financial institutions, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and other industries. Further, Hemant and his team help ensure that Microsoft’s North America business operates with a culture of ethics, integrity, and in compliance with all legal requirements and company policies. Hemant joined Microsoft in 2002 and is based in the Washington D.C. area. Prior to his current position, Hemant has held several roles over his seventeen years as a member of Microsoft’s legal department including key counsel and leadership positions for Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector, Health & Life Sciences and Commercial Enterprise business units. Hemant was the recipient of the 2013 Attorney Excellence Award, and in 2016 was selected for Microsoft’s Circle of Excellence Platinum Award, the company’s highest recognition for outstanding contributions to business success. Prior to Microsoft, Hemant was Corporate Counsel at Oracle supporting their U.S. Federal, State and Local Government business organization.