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Mount Vernon Resident Named One Of 2015's Most Influential Black Lawyers

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Bruce Jackson has been recognized in the 2015 spring issue of Savoy Magazine for his professional accomplishments and influence throughout corporate America.

Savoy Magazine is a national publication that specializes in covering the power, substance, and lifestyle of African-Americans.

The issue highlights Jackson’s career and honors him as one of the year's most influential black lawyers in the United States.

Jackson is currently assistant general counsel for the East Region Enterprise & Partner Group of Microsoft Corporation, a world leading software development company.

In 2010, he was involved with getting Elevate America (a Microsoft initiative that offers programs and resources to help people find employment) launched in New York. The launch resulted in a statewide distribution of 71,000 vouchers to be used by community programs for technology training purposes.

Jackson is a board member of the Henry Street Settlement youth workforce committee. Jackson's dedication to empower minorities within corporate America has been demonstrated in various works throughout his career. “Diversity in leadership has a transformative power because it promotes collaboration, innovation and contributions from every corner of the globe” said Jackson.

He organized the first Law and Corporate Affairs Women and Minority Law Student Intellectual Property Summit in New York City that encouraged women and minority law students to pursue careers in intellectual property law. Jackson also serves on the advisory board of National Association for Women and Minority-Owned Law Firms; participates in the Annual Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day which exposes students to high school internships, and college scholarship opportunities; and serves on the board of the African American Chamber of Commerce for Westchester and Rockland County

Jackson founded the entertainment law firm of Jackson, Brown, Powell and St. George in 1993 and provided highly specialized services to some of the music industry's top performing artists including L.L. Cool J; American rapper and producer Heavy D; Grammy nominated American rapper Busta Rhymes; and countless record company executives, producers, and song writers.

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