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Senior Director, EDX Product Legal

$184,100- $405,200/ year
Posted May 30
Full Time
On Site
San Jose, California

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

Adobe seeks an experienced legal professional to lead product support for the DX BU and to help formulate product strategy on behalf of the EDX Legal team. Enterprise/DX Legal (“EDX Legal”) is a group of attorneys and paralegals who provide legal counsel to the Worldwide Field Organization (“Enterprise”), the Digital Experience Business Unit (“DX”) and the broader business at Adobe. These groups build Adobe’s Experience Cloud products within DX and sell Adobe’s world class products across all clouds (Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud). This Senior Director level role will work closely with senior management, technology sellers, business strategy and marketing teams, as well as colleagues in the Legal, Security and Policy organization. This role reports to our Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Adobe Enterprise and the DX Business Unit, and will help advance our clients' business objectives while managing business and legal risk.


What you'll Do

  • Support the overall DX/Experience Cloud product strategy, development, launch, and go-to-market motions focusing on managing legal and compliance requirements, including AI, privacy, data governance, security, and third-party technology integrations.

  • Apply critical legal analyses to a myriad of complex legal matters, such as software development in the age of AI, technology licensing, international expansion, M&A integrations, and policy issues.

  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally with leaders across the broader Legal, Security, & Policy organization to develop, drive, and implement critical initiatives.

  • Generate business insights into trends impacting EDX Product Legal. This includes establishing and reviewing team performance metrics, assessing industry developments, evaluating potential new business, and exploring the implementation of new technologies to achieve strategic objectives.

  • Lead a team of impactful product support legal professionals.

  • Proactively address operational issues and collaborate with team members to tackle problems quickly and thoughtfully.

  • Manage annual planning activities, translating organizational goals and objectives into initiatives, timelines, and plans.


What you need to succeed

  • Law degree/JD and at least 12 years of relevant in-house legal experience required, with a predominant focus in the tech industry.

  • Significant experience supporting software product development (preferably SaaS), e-commerce, marketing, and consumer protection matters across many jurisdictions around the world.

  • Strong leadership abilities with experience managing multi-layered organizations.

  • Able to succinctly frame complex legal issues and communicate effectively with multiple levels of management (including senior executives), including in support of product development and innovation.

  • Expert at negotiating and drafting all types of technology licensing agreements, including in-bound licenses, outbound licenses, online services agreements, and terms of use for online services.

  • CIPP and CISSP certifications are a plus.

  • 3+ years of firm experience preferred.

  • Dedication to providing clients with high-quality and timely legal advice in a fast-paced work environment with a strong customer focus.

  • Able to think and act strategically and be a creative problem solver.


At Adobe, you will be immersed in an exceptional work environment that is recognized around the world. You will also be surrounded by colleagues who are committed to helping each other grow through our unique Check-In approach where ongoing feedback flows freely. If you’re looking to make an impact, Adobe's the place for you. Discover what our employees are saying about their career experiences on the Adobe Life blog and explore the meaningful benefits we offer.

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 $184,100 -- $405,200 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.

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