Lixian Hantover

Senior Counsel, IDEO

As Senior Counsel and a Legal Designer at IDEO LP, a global design and innovation firm, Lixian Hantover serves as a bridge between IDEO’s designers and business teams and the diverse group of international IDEO clients.

Prior to joining IDEO, she worked as a Technology Transaction Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati with a focus on representing early stage start-ups.

Before graduating from UCLA School of Law, where she served as Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review, Lixian worked in film and media both in the United States and in China (and bartended at a hidden whiskey bar in Beijing). She writes frequently for publications such as the ABA Business Law Journal and the Huffington Post on cybersecurity-related issues.

In her spare time, Lixian is an award winning songwriter and musician, a student of traditional folk ballads, and a lifelong film buff.

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