Jean Yang, vice president of the Onit AI Center of Excellence, has a background in building businesses and solutions that improve how law is practiced and accessed. In her role at Onit, she applies her extensive experience and dedication to innovation to continue the AI evolution of Onit and its products.
She was named Emerging ICT Leader of the Year 2019 and regularly presents on the topics of legal technology and AI. She is also the founding executive of LegalTech NZ, an organization that facilitates the development and adoption of advancing legal technology in New Zealand.
Yang was a solicitor at a commercial law firm, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, where she started automating repetitive aspects of her own work with code. From there, Jean left the traditional legal career to become the COO and VP of Legal Services at AI contract management software provider McCarthyFinch (acquired by Onit in 2020). She helped build the business from infancy to acquisition and lead product and technology development.
Jean has a bachelor of law and bachelor of commerce from the University of Auckland and is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.