A Tale of Two Attorneys
Jan Kang is operations and legal executive with expertise in public and private B2B technology companies. Chief Legal Officer of Chronicle, Alphabet’s (Google) cybersecurity moonshot, leading the company from stealth to acquisition. Extensive track record of legal, privacy, compliance and people ops leadership cements unique ability to impact business success.
Deep network built on trusted relationships and decades in Silicon Valley. Founder of the largest women General Counsel platform, connecting hundreds of legal leaders allowing them to increase their impact. Leveraged the power of that network to raise almost $400k in 2019 for Legal Momentum, a non-profit focused on legal education and defense for women in crisis.
Recognitions: Women’s Leadership Award by NAPABA, Woman of Achievement by Legal Momentum, General Counsel of the Year by AABA, Community Champion winner in the Corporate Counsel Awards; Top 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Business Journal; 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law; Legal Professional of the Year by the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California
Differentiators: cross functional executive with excellent communication skills, and deep loyalty to the teams that make companies successful.
Esther Cho is a shareholder and chair of the executive committee with Keesal, Young & Logan in its Long Beach office. Esther’s practice focuses on securities, employment, and mortgage banking litigation, and she has defended financial services firms, with particular emphasis on securities broker-dealers, in judicial and arbitration proceedings involving claims for suitability, churning, fraud, negligence, violation of federal and state securities laws, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful termination and harassment. She has handled hundreds of cases filed in state and federal court and before securities arbitration forums such as the FINRA, NASD, NYSE, PCX, JAMS, and AAA. In addition, she has represented institutions and individuals in connection with regulatory enforcement investigations.
Esther’s practice also includes the defense of mortgage banking claims, particularly claims involving individual lending transactions. Esther acts as counsel with respect to a wide variety of matters including both origination and servicing of loans. Esther’s mortgage banking experience includes defending claims of wrongful foreclosure and fraud, claims involving promised or failed loan modifications, unfair business practices, RESPA, TILA, and FDCPA claims, lien priority disputes, and misapplication of payment allegations.
As part of her employment practice, Esther defends employers in judicial, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. In representing employers, Esther has defended cases involving claims of wrongful termination, constructive discharge, defamation, retaliation, breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, failure to pay wages, violations of unfair competition laws, and violations of the California Labor Code.
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