Irene Liu is a seasoned C-level business executive who is passionate about building technology companies for scale. In addition to legal and compliance functions, she has managed finance, customer education, trust & safety, and policy teams. She also drove M&A deals, financings, and investments to successfully help companies build and scale to achieve multi-billion dollar valuations.
She has been awarded General Counsel of the Year by Corporate Counsel, Top 50 Women Lawyer at the National Diversity and Leadership Conference, and In-house Leader by L.A. Times.
She has also had repeat success as a regulatory and policy advisor to companies, given her background as a trial attorney at both the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Her ability to understand the perspectives of both the government and tech companies makes her a powerful executive, board member, and risk advisor, particularly on issues of privacy, security, and compliance in highly regulated industries.
Now that she has operated and scaled multiple technology companies, she wants to help spur growth at other companies as an advisor, coach and board member. She truly enjoys advising executive teams and boards on opportunities and risks that come with growth and a rapidly changing regulatory environment. Her operating experience coupled with her pragmatism will be beneficial for technology companies seeking to propel their businesses forward at a rapid pace.
She attended University of California-Berkeley, School of Law, and Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She is currently an Executive-In-Residence at UC Berkeley, School of Law and serves as a board member for the UC Berkeley Center for Law and Business, which draws from the best scholars and practitioners on capital markets, corporate innovation, and sustainability. As an avid long-distance runner, she also serves on the board of Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through athletics.
What Makes Us Unique?
Startup and Large Technology Company Expertise
We have experience successfully building and scaling teams from the ground up at startups. We have experience with enterprise, B2B, B2C, SaaS, highly regulated companies, and non-regulated companies. We also have experience spurring growth at a global public tech company.
Government Regulatory Expertise
With a background as a trial attorney at both the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, we understand the perspectives of both the government and tech companies. We use this unique perspective to help you navigate an increasingly regulated world.
International Business Expertise
While based in San Francisco, we have experience working for global technology companies with teams located in 45+ countries and headquarters in the US, Europe, and Canada. We also have experience representing companies in front of government agencies in N. America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Featured Panels & Speaking Engagements
Featured Video Series - Hypergrowth GC
We are the host of the “The Hypergrowth GC” video series on the Luminate+ platform, where we host 1-1 conversations with fellow GCs of hypergrowth companies about how they have rapidly scaled themselves and their legal function to successfully ensure the business reaches its full potential. Guests include GCs from Atlassian, Slack (former GC), Databricks, Gitlab, Discord, Asana, Miro, Rippling, and Bitfury (CEO).
You can watch and learn from these GCs of hypergrowth companies by subscribing to the video series on Luminate+ here.
Featured Articles and Publications Written About Us:
We have been recognized and profiled in leading publications including Fortune, Reuters, and the ABA Journal.
Featured Articles & Publications Written By Us:
(We are a regular contributing writer for Thomson Reuters. You can find our writings, including featured articles below, here. )