Sang J. Lee
Chief Executive Officer, New York
Sang brings more than two decades of experience in law practice, legal recruitment, leadership coaching, organizational development and talent management to her work at Volta. Leveraging her wealth of industry knowledge and broad-based insight into the legal market, she has established herself as a go-to advisor on every aspect of legal talent management for AmLaw 200 firms and other sophisticated legal-sector employers.
Sang is frequently invited to speak at law firm partner retreats, bar committee programs and legal-sector panels, as well as at conferences run by major industry organizations such as the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the Professional Development Consortium (PDC) and the Professional Development Institute (PDI). Sang’s presentations cover a range of topics pertaining to legal practice and talent management, including personal branding, employee growth and retention, on-campus and lateral recruitment, partner morale and industry culture.
Sang began her career as a judicial clerk on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Following her clerkship, she practiced corporate law with two elite global firms before becoming a legal recruiter in 1998. In 2004, Sang launched her first company, SJL Attorney Search, and oversaw its emergence as one of New York’s premiere recruiting companies. Resolved to serve her clients even more holistically, Sang acquired the business of leading lawyer development company Shannon & Manch in 2013 and directed its reorganization and 2017 rebrand to Volta Talent Strategies, the leading company for coaching and consulting for lawyers across the country. In 2019, Sang also co-founded and launched Jurdu, a digital community where lawyers can focus on their whole life development.
Sang earned her BA from Brown University and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She completed coursework in coaching at New York University and is certified by the Behavioral Coaching Institute (BCI) as a master coach. Additionally, she is certified to administer various psychometric assessments, including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 and Everything DiSC® Workplace.
From 2011 to 2015, Sang served on the Board of Directors for Girls Write Now. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Poly Prep Country Day School and will be honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York in October 2019.