Jerry Huang, VIZIO’s vice president of Legal Affairs, was awarded the ‘Rising Star Award’ by the Orange County Business Journal at its Third Annual General Counsel Awards ceremony on September 19th. The award ceremony is designed to acknowledge General Counsels who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies and to the profession.
Jerry Huang, Vice President of Legal Affairs, VIZIO
"Jerry Huang has been an integral part of the team at VIZIO, one of Orange County's great entrepreneurial success stories, challenging some of the biggest consumer brands in the world and succeeding,” said Richard Reisman, Orange County Business Journal Publisher.
Five winners were selected out of 33 nominations, and were awarded in three categories including ‘Public Company,’ ‘Private Company’ and ‘Rising Star.’ Jerry was awarded the ‘Rising Star Award’ for his achievements, leadership, ethical standards, and contributions to the Orange County community.
“We are proud of the milestones Jerry has reached for VIZIO and thrilled that these accomplishments are being recognized by his peers and the business community,” said Rob Brinkman, VIZIO Chief Administrative Officer. “Jerry’s continued efforts are vital for VIZIO’s success and we are grateful to have him on our team.”
In his current role as vice president of Legal Affairs, Jerry has helped lead the company through complex issues as VIZIO expands into international markets and diversifies its product offerings. During his first year at VIZIO, Jerry defended or settled numerous patent infringement lawsuits from big-name competitors. Jerry has built the Legal Department from the ground up, managing outside law firms as well as developing and mentoring a team of in-house attorneys. Jerry provides legal counsel and guidance to VIZIO’s senior management and its Board of Directors on a variety of strategic, commercial, and corporate matters. Jerry is commended for his excellent grasp of the key elements of a wide range of issues, his ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, and his acute business acumen.