Jay Clemens is an executive coach and a legal and business advisor to U.S. and multinational technology companies. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Lenovo Group, a global leader in computer technology and telecommunications. Mr. Clemens was instrumental in transforming the Lenovo legal team into a globally integrated organization with special expertise in intellectual property, compliance, and data security issues.
Prior to joining Lenovo, Mr. Clemens served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of the eBay Marketplaces business. He played a major role in building the in-house legal function at eBay over a period of 13 years. Prior to eBay, he managed international legal affairs at VeriFone Inc., before and after its acquisition by the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. He has taught classes related to in-house legal function management, cross-cultural issues in Chinese and Western business organizations, and legal issues arising from business transactions involving US and Chinese companies.
Mr. Clemens currently serves as Board Chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College.