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Austin So

StoneMor Partners L.P.
General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary
Trevose, PA, USA


Austin is General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of StoneMor, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange with nearly a $1 billion market cap. StoneMor is the second largest consolidator in the U.S. deathcare industry, with 307 cemeteries and 104 funeral homes.

Prior to StoneMor, Austin was Division General Counsel, Secretary and Board Member of Heraeus, a Fortune Global 500 manufacturing conglomerate with $21 billion in revenues.

Austin has received numerous awards for his work as a GC and champion of diversity and inclusion, including:

  • Top Corporate Counsel – Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Diverse Attorney of the Year – Legal Intelligencer
  • Diverse Attorney of the Year – New Jersey Law Journal
  • Rising Star – Minority Corporate Counsel Association
  • Trailblazer – Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
  • Community Service and Leadership – Korean American League for Civic Action
  • Corporate Leadership – Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
  • Change Agent – Council of Urban Professionals
  • Top-3 Finalist, In-House Counsel of the Year – Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
  • Finalist, Small Legal Department of the Year – ACC

Prior to Heraeus, Austin practiced both litigation and transactional law at top law firms.  Austin received his A.B. from Harvard and his JD from Penn.

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