Our Company Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen. We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!
Adobe is seeking an upbeat, high-EQ senior attorney to join the Data/Design Legal Team and provide legal advice to Adobe’s innovative technology and research teams. You will apply experienced legal judgment to provide well-reasoned, impactful legal guidance. In this role, you will also advise on a variety of legal matters in areas as diverse as artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), university collaboration, and developer tools. This full-time position will be based in our San Jose, CA or San Francisco, CA office.
What you'll Do
Be a key member of the legal team that supports Adobe's technology and design-focused teams including Adobe Sensei, Adobe Research, Adobe Design, and Adobe I/O teams.
Collaborate with Legal colleagues and business partners to deliver practical legal and business solutions with an eye on company policies and procedures to ensure compliance and appropriate risk handling.
Lead development of strategic business agreements, including drafting and negotiation of inbound and outbound software licenses, strategic partnerships, and content acquisition agreements.
Anticipate client needs to facilitate the creation, streamlining, and continuous improvement of processes, forms, templates, knowledge resources, and training to drive efficiency.
Build positive relationships and advise multiple levels of management and key partners on issues that sit at the intersection of law and technology.
What you need to succeed
J.D. from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in at least one state bar with a minimum of 12 years of relevant legal experience and at least 5 years of in-house experience preferred.
Highly effective communication skills to enable the distillation of sophisticated legal issues into plain English with an understanding that more is not always better.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction in a fast-paced environment and take initiative in client engagement to add value to client interactions.
Deep understanding of subject matter areas that are foundational to software development, including intellectual property, contracts, software licensing, and privacy.
Intellectual curiosity coupled with proven problem-solving capabilities, sound legal judgment, and strong business instincts.
A mentality that you can learn from everyone and they can learn from you.
An understanding of and interest in new and emerging technology areas relevant to the Digital Media business and an affinity for technical subject matter.
A sense of humor, strong self-awareness, and a desire to be the best colleague in order to build an exciting career with our team!
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.