Valerie Chan is a former practicing attorney and the founder of Plat4orm, a virtual communications agency. In her role as principal of Plat4orm, Valerie works hand-in-hand with established brands, mid-sized businesses and start-ups – with a particular focus on clients in the legal, privacy and cybersecurity sectors – on a range of campaigns including product launches, crisis communications and thought leadership. Valerie is also a teaching fellow at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center. Valerie frequently lectures on communications at a wide-variety of industry conferences and group and most recently at Hastings School of Law. Valerie received her bachelor’s degree in English and communications and Juris Doctorate from Seattle University.