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Feb 2012Sep 2013

Special Product Legal Counsel

Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE)

Played a key role as Adobe’s subject matter expert on electronic and digital signature technology, with full accountability for overseeing usability and compliance issues supporting Adobe’s product team in the development of electronic and digital signature functionality, specifically ensuring compliance on a national (ESIGN, UETA, GLBA, HIPAA, UCC 9-105) as well as global (EU, APAC, EMEA) basis. Demonstrated exceptional legal and business acumen in supporting the Adobe EchoSign sales team, negotiating enterprise licenses (SaaS) with Fortune 100 companies (Google,, Amazon, Facebook, Dell), as well as Adobe’s data privacy and security initiatives (PCI, ISO).

  • Charged with overseeing global deployment and support of Adobe’s EchoSign electronic signature product.
  • Trained, mentored, and evaluated the performance of sales and product team members on regulatory and compliance issues impacting Adobe EchoSign.
  • Collaborated extensively with Adobe Marketing and Product groups supporting the research, analysis, and development of content, blogs, web sites, white papers and FAQs.
  • Analyzed and drafted commercial agreements, including licenses, terms of use, sales and reseller agreements.
  • Spearheaded the integration of the EchoSign business unit into Adobe’s internal corporate processes.
  • Part of the team representing Adobe’s interests in support of the EU Regulation impacting e-signatures.
  • Material contributor to the integration of e-signatures into the Adobe Acrobat product suite.
Sep 2007Jan 2012

Director of Legal Affairs

Amdocs Ltd. (NYSE: DOX)

Successfully built and steered multiple teams to maximize performance in consistently completing projects on time and within budget in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment requiring superior strategic planning, organization, and leadership skills. Demonstrated strong communication and leadership skills in effectively managing and leading all legal matters related to the mobile content delivery service as well as acting as the OpenMarket executive team liaison with Amdocs, and facilitating ongoing communication, standardization and implementation of Amdocs’ legal processes.Effectively analyzed processes to define inefficiencies and provided expert recommendations in boosting operational efficiency of daily operations. Prioritized, planned, and coordinated multiple simultaneous projects to maximize efficiency and achieve critical timelines.

  • Successfully negotiated application store and& billing transaction opportunities with Apple, Amazon, Google, Rim and PayPal.
  • Handled all phases of product compliance with respect to consumer laws and standards (FTC, FCC, MMA, CTIA).
  • Developed the litigation plans and strategy leading to the [favorable] global settlement of 8 class action lawsuits.
  • Designed, developed, and integrated data privacy and security project supporting US-EU data transfer
  • Responsible for legal due diligence in $xxx multi-hundred million acquisition of MX Telecom UK.
  • Post-acquisition responsibility for successful integration of MX Telecom UK into Amdocs Ltd.
Feb 2003Oct 2007

General Counsel

Electronic Evidence Discovery

Oversaw all aspects of company’s legal affairs, including product and service compliance with respect to the revised e-discovery rules, supporting the company’s e-discovery services for complex litigation (class actions and Federal investigations) including matters related to Enron, Humana, WellPoint, and Global Crossings. Researched, drafted and negotiated enterprise-license software licenses with Fortune 500 clients (GM, Xerox, Shell, and Fannie Mae).

  • Designed, developed, and implemented corporate policies for data handling and US-EU transfer mandated by the EU Directive (Safe Harbor).
  • Oversaw legal matters concerning e-discovery service compliance (security and privacy), as well as corporate-wide standardization of commercial paper and the transactional processes.


Sep 1989May 1992


University of Idaho College of Law