Dana Rao

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Trust Officer

Dana Rao leads Adobe’s Legal, Security and Policy organisation. As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Trust Officer, he oversees our Legal and Policy team as well as Adobe’s Security team and is charged with driving a unified strategy that leverages technology, law and policy to strengthen Adobe’s products, services and reputation as a company that employees and customers around the world can trust.


Dana was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in June 2018. Over the course of his tenure, he has helped drive operational efficiency within the Legal and Policy teams, influenced and advocated for important social and public policies and championed important initiatives to advance Adobe’s commitment to Technology to Transform, such as Ethical Innovation and Content Authenticity Initiative.

Dana previously served as the VP 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.


Dana started his career as a patent solicitor at Fenwick & West. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and a J.D. from George Washington University.

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