Lee Cheng is an attorney and civil rights activist with a long history of achievement in business, law and public policy. He is presently a Shareholder of Maschoff-Brennan, a leading IP-focused law firm with offices in Utah and California, and the Chief Legal Officer for eForCity.com, a pioneering e-commerce retailer.
Lee is a two-time winner (2014 and 2016) of the National Law Journal’s America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel, the inaugural recipient of the Champion of Equal Opportunity Education Rights Award of the Asian American Coalition for Education (2018), and has been given numerous other awards for innovation and excellence in the practice of law.
He has worked for well-known international law firms like Latham & Watkins, and as a C-level executive in global, multibillion dollar companies like Newegg.com and Gibson Brands (the owner of Gibson Guitars).
Lee has been deeply involved in business and community groups, including the Board of the Atlantic Legal Foundation, the Board of Industry Leaders of the Consumer Technology Association (the largest technology focused trade association in the world and the operator of the Consumer Electronics Show) and the Board of Trustees of the CTA Foundation. In 1994, he co-founded and still serves as Secretary and as a Director of the Asian American Legal Foundation. He previously served on the Boards of the Association of Corporate Counsel-Southern California Chapter, the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the Lowell High School Alumni Association, the Organization of Chinese Americans-San Francisco Chapter, and AACE.
He is a graduate of Harvard University (History of Science, magna cum laude) and UC Berkeley School of Law.