We love encouraging lawyers to shed their legal personality, embrace technology, and share their wisdom with the overall community. We also believe one of the best way to understand someone is through their own words. Luckily, Dennis Garcia — Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft — is an active Twitter user, and regularly shares all sorts of personal, professional and inspirational updates using the technology platform. We wanted to bring you the highlights about Garcia using his own Twitter feed to inspire you to creatively use technology!
Garcia is a privacy and cybersecurity leader and often shares content, including original articles and interviews. Garcia is focused on the future of cybersecurity and its role within the overall corporate strategy.
Please check out Part 2 of my interview with @ericpesale @logikcull about #lawfirms & #CyberSecurity: https://t.co/1SZnOa9oSJ
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) April 15, 2017
Garcia 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.
Excited to attend the MSFT Corporate, External & Legal Affairs (CELA) Summit in Bellevue, WA this week & here's a pic w/ 2015 Summit t-shirt pic.twitter.com/Iw3OO69zwY
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) April 30, 2017
Garcia views himself as an ambassador for Microsoft and enjoys evangelizing how their solutions enable everyone to achieve more. He is a valuable ambassador for the brand, but his positivity, supportive attitude and the relatability of his tweets go well beyond a corporate name.
This is one of my favorite books of all time! #MicrosoftCloud #Office365 #Azure #CloudForGlobalGood pic.twitter.com/PbDpYhhaUY
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) May 22, 2017
He is passionate about lawyers embracing social media. His Twitter feed is full of varied content, from personal family snapshots to professional pursuits, advocacy, and opinions. His 1300 Twitter followers love his professional insights, but also his transparency and relatability.
Pls check out my FB live interview about using #socialmedia, etc.. w/ @kevinokeefe two weeks ago @LMAintl Conf:https://t.co/R2iUB76acK
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) April 11, 2017
For example, Garcia is an avid baseball fan. His Twitter header is baseball-themed, and he’s a proud New York-born Yankees fan.
Don't mess with Little Jeter & his coach of the 5 year old @OzParkBaseball @Yankees on opening day! #LittleDerekJeter #2 pic.twitter.com/ge2bNOVTCb
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) April 24, 2017
Another example of how Garcia uses Twitter is by sharing article Garcia has contributed to Bloomberg Law Big Law Business and Chicago Lawyer magazine. This allows him to have open conversations and keep the dialogue going.
Please check out my latest @BigLawBiz article on #Lawyers & #CustomerObsession #customerfirst #customerservice
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) April 25, 2017
From diversity in law school admissions to more inclusive hiring practices at law firms, Garcia actively supports a more diverse legal profession. He is a vocal advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.
I really enjoyed talking about the importance of #Diversity & #Inclusion in the legal profession today @2Civility #TheFutureIsNow conf! pic.twitter.com/ljXpEVxZzV
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) May 18, 2017
If he’s not speaking at external conferences and events on a variety of topics., Garcia is attending them! He has established himself as an expert on a variety of topics, both tech and legal.
I'm excited to moderate a panel on "Compliant #CloudComputing" today @complianceweek 2017 in Washington, DC #CW2017 #GDPR pic.twitter.com/wvSniIyZeI
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) May 23, 2017
He proudly uses his Twitter platform to advocate for causes he believes in. For example, because he so strongly believes in improving access to justice and affordable legal services, Garcia serves on the Board of Directors of Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO).
Proud to be on the Host Committee for @ILAO Gala on May 11th @SPiNWindyCity & that #Microsoft is a Trend Setter sponsor #accesstojustice pic.twitter.com/lsNnbbNe5a
-- Dennis Garcia ☁ (@DennisCGarcia) April 18, 2017
Last, but most definitely not least, Garcia 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.
Fun @ElConResort #PuertoRico
As you can see, by following @DennisCGarcia on Twitter, you can get to know his many facets: he’s an advocate, industry expert, Microsoft brand ambassador, Yankees fan, and proud husband and father. We love that he brings all of himself to life and his Twitter feed and hope you feel inspired to do the same!
Olga V. Mack and Katia Bloom are startup enthusiasts who embrace the current disruption to the legal profession. Long gone are the days when in-house legal departments simply manage outside counsel or provide services. Today’s legal department is a sophisticated business unit that co-manages the company’s bottom line, embraces technology, and analyzes risks constructively. Mack and Bloom love this change and are dedicated to improving and shaping the future of the legal profession. Together they passionately collect and share inspiring stories of legal leaders who are thriving through the ongoing tectonic shift. Mack and Bloom are convinced that the legal profession will emerge from this revolution even stronger, more resilient, and inclusive than before. They are currently co-authoring a manual of the skills and traits lawyers need to succeed in — and even enjoy — today’s rapidly evolving in-house legal departments. You can reach them at [email protected] and [email protected] or @olgavmack and @bloomkatia on Twitter.
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