Jan Kang
Jan Kang

Ultra-high capacity wireless communications company AOptix Technologies Inc. has named Jan Kang vice president and general counsel, where she will lead all corporate legal and contractual initiatives.

“Jan is not only an exceptional legal strategist well-respected in Silicon Valley, she’s also a savvy businesswoman with a strong entrepreneurial spirit,” said Dean Senner, chairman and CEO of AOptix in a statement. “For a high-growth company like AOptix, that’s exactly what we need in a general counsel.”

Kang was most recently vice president, general counsel and secretary at Cupertino Electric, where she managed all legal and compliance functions. She has also worked in the legal departments at Asera, Prism Solutions and Lam Research and provided legal counsel to XenSource.

“This is an important point in AOptix evolution, and I look forward to working with this world-class team and supporting the company’s continued growth,” said Kang in a statement.

Kang is a member of the Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel and the Bay Area Association of Asian American General Counsel and a founder of WGCN (Women’s General Counsel Network).