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Litigation Counsel

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Date: May 11, 2022

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



Dolby is dedicated to the development of next-generation audio and video technologies.  Dolby is looking to add a Litigation Counsel to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will be able to analyze and assess disputes across a wide range of practice areas, provide practical counseling to legal, business, and engineering team members, and think proactively to mitigate risk.  Based in San Francisco, this position reports to Dolby’s Vice President, within the Global Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.



  • Support day-to-day management of pending commercial, IP, employment, and regulatory disputes, including both domestic and foreign pre-litigation, litigation, and arbitration.  Function as an integral member of the litigation team, including close participation with outside counsel in formulating strategy, drafting pleadings, briefs, and managing discovery, including e-discovery.
  • Support the Intellectual Property Protection team in all aspects of license compliance and enforcement, including pre-litigation dispute resolution efforts and/or other breach-of-contract matters.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans to assert various IP rights (contract, copyright, trademark, patent, and know-how) both domestically and abroad, in a variety of procedural contexts.
  • Assist with non-litigation enforcement matters, including working with various customs offices, investigation and enforcement at trade show events worldwide, use of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and other pre-litigation enforcement.
  • Draft and negotiate settlement agreements related to any of the foregoing.
  • Handle incoming subpoena and third-party discovery requests.
  • Occasional management or participation in collections actions, including but not limited to, insolvency and/or bankruptcy proceedings in jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Provide internal training regarding litigation, contract interpretation, and dispute management best practices.
  • As needed from time-to-time, assist in Dolby’s handling of other disputes related to a variety of potential matters in support of all of Dolby’s non-licensing businesses as they arise, widely ranging from commercial disputes to other corporate matters.  Emphasis on providing practical solutions to enable Dolby’s diverse business teams.



  • Juris Doctor degree from a top-tier law school and admitted to practice in at least one US jurisdiction (CA preferred).
  • 3-5 years post-graduate legal experience required, with at least 2-3 years in commercial and/or IP litigation (patent, trade secret, trademark, and/or copyright) strongly desired. 
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or closely related fields, or post-graduate technical work in those areas, helpful but not required.
  • Strategic approach to practice of law, with ability to formulate and execute legal strategies in support of business goals. Ability to transpose litigation skills across a variety of practice areas.
  • Ability to work independently to formulate and drive execution of legal strategies, including the ability to develop effective working relationships with business leaders across the company.


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland