Nick Tsilas

GENERAL COUNSEL AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

NICK TSILAS

Nick is Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft’s Worldwide Commercial Business and leads a team responsible for the legal support for Microsoft’s automotive, manufacturing, energy, retail, telecommunications, and financial services priority industries. He works directly with customers, partners, and regulators on enterprise cloud services, with a focus on helping customers in their digital transformation journey. In his 20-year career at Microsoft, Nick has been General Manager of Microsoft’s National Technology Office in the Public Sector organization, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director of Global Government Affairs, and Senior Attorney on the Corporate Standards Legal team. Before joining Microsoft, Nick practiced law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Washington, D.C. Prior to practicing law, Nick was an electrical engineer at Westinghouse Corporation. Nick was born in Athens, Greece and now resides in Seattle, Washington.
“Equity and social justice are fundamental principles of our democracy. However, systemic racism and economic inequality have created real barriers and excluded minorities from opportunities, including educational and professional opportunities in tech. I’ve seen and benefited firsthand from the power of one student, one keyboard and lines of code that can change the world. I’m passionate about Reskill American’s mission to level the playing field and provide opportunities to underrepresented minorities. The next Bill Gates will be a minority. And if we’re a little lucky, who knows, they may even be someone that was motivated by Reskill Americans.”