Irene Liu

Irene Liu

Executive in Residence / UC Berkeley / School of Law and Founder / Hypergrowth GC

Irene Liu is an Executive in Residence at UC Berkeley, School of Law and the founder of Hypergrowth GC, an advisory that empowers GCs and executives for hypergrowth. 

She is also a regular speaker on topics ranging from government engagement strategies, M&A, privacy, and AI to diversity and inclusion. She is a frequent writer and contributor to the Thomson Reuters Institute and hosts the “Hypergrowth GC” video series on Luminate+.

Prior to going in-house, Irene worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and the Federal Trade Commission in the Bureau of Consumer Protection. She gained extensive international policy, privacy, and compliance experience while overseeing BlackBerry’s global law enforcement compliance team and at Lookout, an enterprise mobile security company. 

Irene was the SVP & General Counsel of Checkr, a provider of modern background checks. At Checkr, she managed legal, compliance, policy, finance, and customer education teams. She was also the Chief Financial and Legal Officer of Hopin, a leading community engagement platform, where she oversaw legal, finance, policy, and trust & safety teams.

Irene has received recognition as a Top 50 Women Lawyer at the National Diversity and Leadership Conference, AAPI Women Trailblazer by APABA-SV, and In-house Leader by L.A. Times. She has spoken at academic institutions, government hearings, and leading industry conferences, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Conference, the Federal Reserve, and a Federal Trade Commission public hearing.

Irene received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

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