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A Tale of Two Attorneys

Over 25 years in the legal field, Jan Kang has held positions in organizations focused on revolutionizing the industries that they inhabit. Jan is acting General Counsel of Makani, Alphabet’s energy kite company and prior to that was Chief Legal Officer of Chronicle, Alphabet’s cybersecurity moonshot until its purchase by Google Cloud. Jan also served as General Counsel for a number of companies including Bromium, AOptix Technologies, Cupertino Electric (where she also served on the Board of Directors), Prism Solutions, MyTeam and Asera, a Vinod Khosla-founded company, and associate general counsel at Lam Research Corporation. Jan worked overseas in Seoul as a foreign legal consultant for the law firm of Shin and Kim and started her career with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles.

Jan’s quest for like-minded women led her to found WGCN, Women’s General Counsel Network, which at more than 1,000 members strong is still growing. Jan serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Fund, Advisory Board for the Community of Legal Interns and is a member of Hipower and a founding GC of the Diversity Lab's Move the Needle Initiative.

Jan earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. She lives in San Carlos with her husband and three children.

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