Irene is the General Counsel of Checkr, a provider of modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and on-demand startups. At Checkr, she oversees all of the company’s legal and compliance affairs and regularly counsels product teams, negotiates complex transactions, and advises the business on issues ranging from FCRA compliance, data privacy and security, IP, and labor and employment.
Prior to going in-house, Irene worked at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division and at the FTC in the Consumer Protection Division. As a former FTC attorney, Irene has a strong understanding of consumer protection laws to help technology companies navigate challenging legal and regulatory landscapes. She further gained extensive international policy and compliance experience while overseeing BlackBerry’s global compliance team. She is also a certified information privacy professional and regularly provides counseling on global and U.S. privacy laws to tech companies. Irene received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.