Jean Lee Choi
Jean Lee Choi is the associate general counsel at the Walton Family Foundation. In this role, Jean provides advice on a wide range of legal matters, including compliance with laws and regulations applicable to private foundations and advising program staff with respect to grant making and social impact investments.
Prior to joining the foundation, Jean served in the office of the general counsel for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Skoll Foundation. She also served as an advisor to the Chief of the Child Protection Section at UNICEF Headquarters and managed UNICEF's relationships with private foundations while working at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Prior to UNICEF, Jean was an attorney at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in their litigation and private equity practice groups. Jean's pro bono legal work included advocating the rights of illegal land seizure victims in Kampala, Uganda and drafting a model microfinance master credit agreement for Grameen Foundation. Prior to law school, Jean worked for the U.S. Department of Justice as a Latin America Program analyst, coordinating with diverse U.S. Embassies and foreign governments to implement justice sector reform and legal assistance abroad.
Jean earned a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Georgetown University.