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Jyoti Pawar

General Counsel, Microsoft India

Jyoti Pawar is General Counsel for Microsoft India, leading the Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs (CELA) team that focuses on commercial transactions, litigations, compliance, regulatory, government and industry affairs. In this role, Jyoti is a trusted advisor and enabler to Microsoft India senior leaders and their diverse business establishments, driving initiatives in the areas of technology policy and regulation, trusted cloud and responsible AI, data privacy and cybersecurity, ethical culture and compliance governance, IPR, and related areas.

Prior to this, Jyoti was global head for transactions, contracts, litigation & insurance for Infosys Limited. She started her legal career as an advocate with Mulla & Mulla and Craigie Blunt & Caroe – Advocates & Solicitors (from 1992 to 2000) and subsequently worked with GE Capital India and Bharti Airtel Limited. She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and also a member of The Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, The Bombay Bar Association and The Law Society of UK.

She has held significant positions in various committees such as the President of the Legal Committee of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Member of the Financial Inclusion Committee at FICCI, POSH Committee for Sukino Healthcare, CII regulatory committee etc. She has also practiced law, as Partner-in-charge of Economic Laws Practice (ELP), Delhi and Head of Telecom Media & Technology Practice and later as founding partner with JPA.


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