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Eric Chung

Eric Chung

Versatile lawyer, entrepreneur and business thinker

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA, MO
Vanderbilt University Law School

"Eric is easily one of the best I have worked with."

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About
Eric graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and is a versatile lawyer and business thinker. Eric can help with a wide-range of legal matters and has particular expertise in the tech, finance and investment industries. He was a former General Counsel, chief compliance officer, corporate lawyer, fund-formation lawyer, and real estate lawyer.

Eric transcends just being a He started and runs a successful hedge fund, was a professional poker player, and has a burning passion for entrepreneurship and winning.

He was an associate for 8+ years at world-class law firms and has extensive in-house legal experience with private and
… read more public companies. Eric lives in San Francisco.
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"Eric has helped us with a contract for a consultant and related paperwork for a specific situation we had. He had been very thorough in understanding the situation and helped us with detailed paperwork. Would definitely like to take his help again."

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Posted on May 2, 2016
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"Eric is a very dedicated and skilled attorney. He got the job done well and promptly within the defined budget. I'll definitely be coming back for his services."

Contractor Agreements Services
Posted on Apr 26, 2016
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"I worked with Eric while he was Legal Counsel at Protiviti. I have worked with a number of corporate and public legal practitioners in the past. Eric is easily one of the best I have worked with. What really distinguishes Eric is that he possesses a tremendous capacity to balance the legal and commercial. His strategies were always very sound, "on point" and well laid out. During legal negotiations he comes across as fair and seeks to find solutions to problems. His approach is one of common sense rather than "legalese". With Eric's help, we always managed to move forward while effectively managing our legal risks. I enjoyed working with Eric and learned a great deal from him."

Ongoing General Counsel
Posted on Mar 25, 2016
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"Eric is a very thoughtful lawyer and business thinker. In particular, he was very helpful in helping us think critically about a very important decision for our company and was extremely responsive and easy to work with. -Karen VP Marketplace, Wanelo"

Advising a successful startup
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Work History

Lighthaven Capital Management

Founder

Jan 2011 - Present

Founder and Chief Legal Officer of hedge fund manager.

Jan 2011 - Present

McAfee

Counsel

Mar 2017 - Aug 2017

Created process for legal review of new products and marketing materials. Engagement through Axiom Legal.

Mar 2017 - Aug 2017

Intel

Counsel

May 2016 - Mar 2017

Helped develop software for the review of new products and marketing materials. Engagement through Axiom Legal.

May 2016 - Mar 2017

FutureAdvisor

Interim Chief Compliance Officer

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Compliance professional for SEC-registered Investor Adviser Firm. Engagement through Axiom Legal.

Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Aconex Ltd.

Assistant GC

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014

Corporate and equity compensation lawyer.

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014

BlackRock

Counsel

May 2010 - Oct 2011

Counsel for world’s largest asset manager. Engagement through Axiom Legal.

May 2010 - Oct 2011

Atmel Corporation

Director of Corporate Legal Affairs

Jul 2008 - Sep 2009

Corporate lawyer and compliance offifcer for public semiconductor manufacturer.

Jul 2008 - Sep 2009

Protiviti

General Counsel

May 2004 - Jul 2008

Chief legal officer of 3,300+ employee global consulting firm.

May 2004 - Jul 2008

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Associate

May 2000 - Mar 2004

Corporate lawyer specializing in fund formation, general corporate law and securities.

May 2000 - Mar 2004

Bryan Cave

Associate

Aug 1996 - Feb 2000

Corporate and real estate lawyer.

Aug 1996 - Feb 2000

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