Senior Legal Counsel, Litigation

AdobeSan Jose, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

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!


The Opportunity

The Adobe Litigation team handles worldwide litigations filed by and against the company and advises the business on litigation risks. We are a close-knit and collaborative team, and are seeking a hardworking, positive, and high-energy litigator to join us. You will manage cases with the assistance of outside counsel and will have the opportunity to learn about nearly every aspect of our company.


What you'll Do

This attorney will be working on managing a variety of litigation matters, with a focus on patent litigation. The successful candidate must be prepared to work in a team environment, provide counsel to internal clients, and assist with a variety of intellectual property, commercial, privacy, and regulatory matters.


What you need to succeed

  • Must have a JD from an accredited law school
  • 10+ years of experience conducting and/or managing complex commercial litigation focused on software and/or cloud-based companies.
  • Patent litigation experience required.
  • Prior in-house experience valued, but not required.
  • Ability to exercise common sense to provide both practical and theoretical advice; must be a creative problem solver and have good business instincts.
  • Candidate must possess a sense of humor and enjoy working on a team and with people at all levels in the organization.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • A commitment to providing clients with high quality and timely legal advice, and flexibility to tackle different types of products and services and related work.
  • Desire to make an impact and build an exciting career with our team.


Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several  U.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets. The U.S. pay range for this position is $148,900 -- $292,600 annually. Pay within this range varies by work location and may also depend on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the job location during the hiring process.

At Adobe, for sales roles starting salaries are expressed as total target compensation (TTC = base + commission), and short-term incentives are in the form of sales commission plans.  Non-sales roles starting salaries are expressed as base salary and short-term incentives are in the form of the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP).

In addition, certain roles may be eligible for long-term incentives in the form of a new hire equity award.

Adobe is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, race or color, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Learn more.

Adobe aims to make accessible to any and all users. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation to navigate our website or complete the application process, email or call (408) 536-3015.

Adobe values a free and open marketplace for all employees and has policies in place to ensure that we do not enter into illegal agreements with other companies to not recruit or hire each other’s employees.

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