On April 6, 2017, the Korea Law Center co-hosted its sixth in-house career talk with Jason Kwon, General Counsel of Y Combinator Continuity Fund, and Jeff Kang, General Counsel of Memebox. Jason and Jeff discussed the unique aspects of working in-house for start-ups and the different experiences one can expect at various start-up stages. Jason spoke on the difference between being an in-house counsel for a fund versus a start-up company, and also spoke on the how helpful it has been for him to have a network of other general counsels. Jeff shared advice with students to gain exposure to a wide variety of issues, especially if working towards a general counsel role, where a generalist mentality is useful. Both Jeff and Jason also spoke on how they viewed their roles as a strategy resource at their respective companies.
The Korea Law Center co-sponsored the event with the Berkeley Center for Law and Business (BCLB). The talk is part of a lunch series presentation on legal careers as in-house counsel at top global and technology companies. Past presenters included Salle Yoo, General Counsel of Uber Technologies, Inc.; Marie Oh Huber, General Counsel of eBay; Hyun Park, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PG&E Corporation; Benjamin Lee, Twitter’s Vice President in charge of litigation and intellectual property matters and Deputy General Counsel; Andrew Kim, General Counsel of Netgear; and Bryan Ko, General Counsel of Logitech.