Managing Counsel, Trade Compliance


San Jose, CA, USA

Full time

Sep 22

Full Job Description

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

We're looking for an experienced trade compliance attorney to join our global legal team. This is an outstanding opportunity to join Adobe's Compliance and Ethics team, a creative and collaborative group of dedicated professionals working on the front lines to ensure that Adobe acts with integrity in all areas of its business.

This role is based in the U.S. and reports to Adobe's Sr. Director, Associate General Counsel, Antitrust & Compliance. As the head of our small (but mighty!) trade compliance team, your responsibilities will include a wide range of activities in collaboration with legal, sales, business, and engineering leaders across Adobe’s operations worldwide. You will provide business-centric legal advice to cross-functional teams of non-lawyers, and will learn about, and provide strategic advice on, business and engineering processes, all while helping to promote a culture of integrity across Adobe. You'll put your legal knowledge to work helping to build and protect Adobe’s world-class creative products and the communities that use them. What you'll Do

Risk-tailored advice to business units worldwide as trade compliance concerns are identified, frequently mid-deal or on a time-sensitive basis

Strategic advice for business growth in high-risk geographies in the face of changing and potentially conflicting legal requirements

Advice to cross-functional groups, often including non-lawyers, on the creation, review, and enhancement of trade-compliance-related business processes (e.g., sanctioned-party screening)

Support and advise team conducting sanctioned-party screening, ensuring legal requirements are met for their processes

Review/investigate potential trade compliance violations and, as needed, advise on remediation efforts (e.g., recommending business process improvements, evaluating voluntary self-disclosure options, drafting/reviewing submissions to government agencies, and coordinating with outside counsel)

Monitor regulatory developments that may affect Adobe’s business globally, especially with divergence in international regulations

Identify trade compliance controls and gaps and work with cross-functional groups to develop solutions

Supervise other trade compliance activities such as export classification, M&A activity and integration, and managing outside counsel What you need to succeed

A passion for ethics and compliance, a strong moral compass, a keen sense of curiosity, and exceptional judgment

Law degree plus admission to practice law in your location

8+ years of experience at a leading law firm or technology company, including at least 3 years advising on U.S. trade compliance (EAR, OFAC) regulations and programs

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated attention to detail and a positive outlook with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

Willingness to work flexible hours (this role requires frequent collaboration with non-US-based team members)

Pursuant to the Colorado Fair Pay Act, below is a summary of compensation elements for this role at the company if based in Colorado.

Colorado Starting Salary: $155,500 - $202,000

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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