Rambus appoints senior vice president and general counsel

Rambus Inc., a technology licensing company focusing on the development of technologies in the electronics industry, has appointed Jae Kim as senior vice president and general counsel.

Mr Kim will report directly to president and CEO, Dr Ronald Black. Mr Kim succeeds Thomas Lavelle, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.

"As we look to the future, we are excited to leverage Jae's entrepreneurial spirit and deep expertise in transactions to expand our business," said Dr Black. "We are very appreciative of the accomplishments Tom has made and we thank him for his contributions and unwavering leadership."

Mr Kim joined Rambus in July 2010, serving as vice president and corporate counsel, responsible for corporate legal matters. Prior to his tenure at Rambus, Mr Kim held senior legal positions with both private and public companies, where his scope of responsibilities included compliance, intellectual property, commercial transactions and litigation.

Mr Kim has also had experience in private practice with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr Kim began his legal career as an attorney with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Division of Corporation Finance, in Washington, DC.