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EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary | Adobe
Appointed to executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in June 2018, Dana Rao is applying his more than 20 years of legal experience to lead Adobe’s Legal and Government Relations team and help take Adobe into its next chapter of industry leadership. Over the past two years, Dana has helped propel Adobe into its next chapter of leadership by driving industry-wide solutions like AI Ethics and the Content Authenticity Initiative. Dana previously served as the vice president of intellectual property and litigation at Adobe for six years where he spearheaded strategic initiatives including the company’s litigation efforts; and its patent, trademark, and copyright portfolio strategies.Prior to joining Adobe, Dana was with Microsoft for 11 years, serving in a variety of roles including associate general counsel of intellectual property and licensing, where he oversaw all patent matters for Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division as well as the companywide patent acquisition team. Dana started his career as a patent attorney at Fenwick & West. He holds a B.S. in ElectricalEngineering from Villanova University and a J.D. from George Washington University.