Van Dang

Board Member

Van Dang is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive and an entrepreneur.

Van is known for her innovation and thought leadership of internet solutions for the legal profession, including the creation of the first social media website for lawyers. She created many of the first online compliance training for Cisco employees. She was also instrumental in developing many of the first online legal applications, including the global virtual approval tool, click-to-accept NDA and other legal agreements, open source automated intake and approval tool. She is the visionary behind the creation of the “Virtual Pro Bono Clinic” using on-line collaboration technology to provide free legal services to low income clients.

Van has substantial transactional and operational experience having led many diverse functions, including product development and licensing, M&A, and strategic alliances. Van was involved in over 70 acquisitions and investments for Cisco. She also created and led Cisco’s first data protection and privacy program and chaired its cross-functional privacy committee. She also served on the Cisco Communication and Collaboration Board and Global Compliance Governance Committee.

She serves or had served on a number of board and advisory boards, including: NOVA Workforce Board; Foothill – De Anza Community College District’s Chancellor’s Business and Industry Advisory Council; Alearn Silicon Valley Education Foundation; Second Harvest Food Bank; Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley; and Asian American for Community Involvement. Van is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

She is the recipient of multiple awards, including Business Trailblazer award, Women of Achievement award, Lady Justice Innovator Award. She was named one of the Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

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