Jennifer Kwong is Senior Counsel at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She provides legal support for the programmatic work of the foundation’s Economy and Society Initiative, Education Program, Effective Philanthropy Group, and U.S. Democracy Program. Additionally, she is responsible for managing legal issues for the Finance, Information Technology, and Grantmaking, Learning and Operations teams.
Before joining the foundation, Jennifer worked at the Open Society Foundations, where she supported international grantmaking and operations. She has also worked as a corporate mergers and acquisitions attorney at Fenwick & West LLP and Allen & Overy LLP, and as in-house counsel for Dreams InDeed International, a public charity that supports social entrepreneurs. She began her career as a National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellow in the Office of General Counsel at New York University.
Jennifer is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, a law degree from Harvard Law School, and a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She is a member of the Bar in California and New York.