3Degrees, a leading global provider of climate solutions, welcomed Jan Kang as its new general counsel this week. Kang brings extensive experience as in-house general counsel, having worked for a range of leading organizations focused on revolutionizing their industries, from semiconductors to e-commerce, and renewable energy to cybersecurity.
“I’m thrilled to have Jan join our team at an exciting time of growth and expansion for 3Degrees, alongside exciting maturation and innovation in the climate solutions industry,” said 3Degrees CEO Steve McDougal. “Jan will be pivotal in advancing our legal processes and leading our amazing legal team in continuing to deliver best-in-class service as well as accelerating our clients’ important decarbonization efforts.”
Kang brings more than 25 years of legal experience to her role at 3Degrees. She has been general counsel for a number of companies, including Chronicle, Makani, and Cupertino Electric, Inc., where she negotiated a number of utility-scale solar projects with utilities and other organizations. Kang began her in-house legal career at Lam Research Corporation, gaining global experience working with subsidiaries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Prior to Lam, she worked in Seoul as a foreign legal consultant for the law firm of Shin and Kim. She started her career with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles. Kang holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.
In addition to her extensive experience, Kang also invests her time supporting people in the legal community. She is the founder of the Women’s General Counsel Network (WGCN), which brings together women general counsels to provide support and education relating to their professional roles, and is now more than 1600 members strong.
“Joining 3Degrees has allowed me to combine my passion for supporting innovation in business with my personal values, which include a commitment to taking care of people and the planet,” said Kang. “I’m looking forward to supporting 3Degrees’ exciting global growth and product expansion in the years to come.”