CLO, Chronicle LLC
During her more than 25 years in the legal field, Jan Kang has held positions in organizations focused on revolutionizing the industries that they inhabit. From high-tech to construction to cybersecurity, Jan continues to immerse herself in industries where the risks are high and the rewards even higher. A long way from her youthful days at archaeology camp, Jan now spends her days looking to the future, rather than the past.
Jan is chief legal officer and secretary for Chronicle LLC. (now part of Google Cloud) Born from X, the moonshot factory, Chronicle was Alphabet's cybersecurity moonshot, dedicated to helping companies find and stop cyber attacks before they cause harm. Chronicle works with the entire security industry to give good the advantage in the fight against cybercrime. At Chronicle, Jan oversaw the company’s legal and compliance functions. Her broad expertise includes corporate governance, contracts, litigation, financing, labor and employment law, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property.
Prior to joining Chronicle in August 2017, Jan was general counsel for a number of companies, including Bromium, AOptix Technologies, Cupertino Electric, Inc. (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, California.
Jan’s quest for like-minded women led her to found WGCN (Women’s General Counsel Network), which at more than 900 members strong is still growing. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Fund and a member of the Council of Korean Americans and the Bay Area Asian American General Counsel. Jan was named a Women Leader by NAPABA, a Woman of Achievement by Legal Momentum, General Counsel of the Year by AABA, a Community Champion winner in the Corporate Counsel Awards held by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal , one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Business Journal and one of The Recorder’s 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law and chosen as Legal Professional of the Year by the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California.
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 where she can be found many nights checking out her children’s latest kendama or gymnastic moves or new hair color and moderating her husband’s wine purchases.