Ava Hahn serves as general counsel for Kleiner Perkins, where she manages all legal matters for the firm. Ava brings 20 years of legal and operational experience in technology companies and venture capital. Most recently, Ava served as general counsel and partner at Felicis Ventures. Prior to then, Ava was chief legal officer and secretary for three public companies, where she led global legal functions: Genesis Microchip, a provider of display controllers (NASDAQ: GNSS, later acquired by ST Micro), ShoreTel, a telecommunications company (NASDAQ: SHOR), and Aruba Networks, a wireless networking company (NASDAQ: ARUN, later acquired by Hewlett Packard). At ShoreTel and Aruba Networks, she also led business development efforts. Earlier, she served as director of legal affairs for an optical networking start-up.
Ava started her career at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practiced corporate and securities law. She holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Outside of work, Ava spends nearly all her time on the sidelines of her children’s sporting events.