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Jannie K. Lau

InterDigital Communications LLC
Associate in Law Firm
Wilmington, DE, USA

Jannie K. Lau is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of InterDigital, Inc., an S&P 400® wireless technology company (NASDAQ: IDCC).  Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Lau manages the company’s legal and government affairs functions, including a portfolio of over 20,000 patents and patent applications, and advises the Board of Directors on legal, governance and compliance matters.


Prior to joining InterDigital, Ms. Lau served as securities and transactional counsel at IKON Office Solutions, Inc., then a Fortune® 500 technology company.  Before beginning her in-house career, she was a corporate associate at leading global law firms in New York and Boston, where she represented public and pre-IPO companies, primarily in the high technology sector, with respect to securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate governance matters and counseled private equity and venture capital fund managers on capital formations, portfolio investments and general governance issues.

Ms. Lau has been honored as one of Pennsylvania’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women” by the National Diversity Council, as a “Best Under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, as a “Top Ten 30-Something” by the Association of Corporate Counsel, as one of “40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and as a “Woman of the Year” and a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Children’s Museum, the Board of Directors of Jobs for Delaware Graduates, the Development Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Radnor Township (PA) Democratic Committee.

Ms. Lau is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Executive Editor of Volume 150 of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and as an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.  She currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Managers of the Penn Law Alumni Society.  Ms. Lau earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia College of Columbia University.  She lives in Villanova, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two young children.

About InterDigital

Founded in 1972, InterDigital develops technologies that are at the core of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide.  We solve many of the industry’s most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment.  InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world’s leading wireless companies.  For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.


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