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#In10Tweets: Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia

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M icrosoft Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia has many roles — including an active Twitter user. Even though Twitter is an established social media platform, many lawyers still don’t have a strong Twitter presence. We want to inspire more in-house counsel to use this platform to help them advance their career.

Twitter can help you discover the latest legal developments, share your thoughts on the latest legal trends, or share tidbits about who you are and what you’re passionate about — all things potential employers and recruiters look for. To demonstrate Twitter’s versatility and usefulness, here are 10 of Garcia’s best tweets.

He is a devoted family man. No matter what, he prioritizes spending time with his family, including his young son. Garcia also supports lifting the stigma of paternity leave in professional industries, including the legal industry.


He has been a proud member of Microsoft’s Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA) team for over 14 years. Garcia practices at the intersection of law and technology and has deep and wide knowledge of both — increasingly disruptive — industries.


Garcia is a vocal advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. From diversity in law school admissions to more inclusive hiring practices at law firms, he is actively supporting and pursuing a more diverse legal profession.


He is passionate about lawyers embracing social media — and with 1300 Twitter followers, Garcia surely knows what he’s talking about. His Twitter feed shows a range of content, from personal family snapshots to professional pursuits, advocacy, and opinions.


He is a huge baseball fan — even his Twitter header is baseball-themed. As a native New Yorker, it’s no surprise that the New York Yankees are his favorite baseball team.


He is a contributor to Bloomberg Law Big Law Business and Chicago Lawyer magazine. This is another great example of how lawyers can use Twitter and social media — by sharing his articles on Twitter, Garcia can open the dialogue and keep the conversation going.


Garcia views himself as an ambassador for Microsoft and enjoys evangelizing how their solutions enable everyone to achieve more. With his consistent positive Twitter presence, he is a valuable ambassador for the brand, without seeming insincere or commercial.


Garcia speaks at external conferences and events on a variety of topics — and when he isn’t speaking, he’s attending. He has established himself as an expert on a variety of topics, both tech and legal.


Garcia serves on the board of directors of Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) and strongly believes that we need to improve access to justice and affordable legal services. He proudly uses his Twitter platform to advocate for these causes.


He is a privacy and cybersecurity leader and often shares content, including original articles and interviews. Garcia is focused on the future of cybersecurity and the role of cybersecurity in an overall corporate strategy.
Through just 10 Tweets, it’s easy to get a great grasp of who Garcia is. Follow Garcia on Twitter at @DennisCGarcia for more tweets from this tech and legal industry expert, avid social justice and diversity advocate, brand ambassador, Yankees fan, and proud husband and father.

About the Authors

Olga Mack 10-16Olga V. Mack, Career columnist for ACCDocket.com, is a startup lawyer who enjoys advising her clients to success and growth. Currently General Counsel at ClearSlide, she previously worked at Zoosk, Visa Inc., Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She is a passionate advocate for women and has founded the WomenServeOnBoards.com movement. @OlgaVMack

Katia BloomKatia Bloom is a fast-paced and strategic commercial lawyer. Currently, she is the associate general counsel at ForgeRock. Previously, she headed up legal for Avira, Inc., was a founding partner at E Squared Law Group, advising many start-up clients and was in-house counsel at Anesiva. She is actively involved in the Association of Corporate Counsel and a number of organizations promoting women in the legal profession.



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