Chris Kao is a Partner in Vinson & Elkins’ San Francisco office and is also the Managing Partner of V&E’s Palo Alto office. Chris focuses on intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets disputes, and other high-stakes commercial litigation. He has represented clients in the computer hardware and software, semiconductor, telecommunications, biotechnology, and consumer products industries in federal district courts throughout the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Chris graduated from Harvard Law School with honors and magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.
Jennifer Leung is Employment Corporate Counsel at Juniper Networks. Prior to joining Juniper, Jennifer was an associate with Berliner Cohen LLP's Employment Law and Litigation Group. She previously clerked for United States District Court Judge Garland E. Burrell of the Eastern District of California. She received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her B.A. from UC San Diego.
Wei is Corporate Counsel at 24/7 Customer, Inc. Prior to joining 7, he was in-house counsel at Couchbase and Juniper Networks. Wei received his undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Nathan D. Mihara at the Sixth District Court of Appeal of California and the co-president of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).
Diana is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Walmart Global eCommerce (GEC). She currently leads the IP team for GEC which supports all IP litigation and pre-litigation disputes for Walmart U.S. and GEC, as well as GEC's patent portfolio. Prior to joining Walmart, Diana spent most of her career at Morrison and Foerster, primarily practicing patent litigation. She is also a registered patent attorney. Diana graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from UCLA, and holds a J.D. from Berkeley School of Law.
Will Mosley is a patent litigation associate at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP. He received his law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in May 2011. At Hastings, he was heavily involved in the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).
Genelle Ng is Lead Commercial Counsel at Facebook, Inc. Prior to joining Facebook, Genelle was in-house counsel at Twitter, Inc. and YuMe, Inc. as well as an associate in the Technology Transactions Group at Fenwick & West. Genelle received her J.D. from Santa Clara University Law School, and her B.A. from UC Berkeley.
Jennifer Shih is a Litigation Associate at Fish and Tsang LLP. Her areas of experience include complex litigation and intellectual property. As a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney, Ms. Shih is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Patent & Trademark Office. She represents clients in a wide array of litigation matters including patent and trademark infringement, business torts and arbitration disputes. Ms. Shih earned her Juris Doctor from UC Davis, School of Law and received her Bachelors in Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.
Tej Singh is a patent litigation associate at Farney Daniels PC. He received his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Christine is Managing Director of Black Letter Discovery’s San Francisco office. She is responsible for managing and developing new and existing client relationships, negotiating contracts related to client services and eDiscovery management, as well as working with the CEO to identify strategic initiatives and growth opportunities. Prior to joining BLD, she was IP counsel at a start-up software company where she managed the company’s patent portfolio and worked on implementing various intellectual property strategies. Christine received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where she served as Technical Editor for the Santa Clara Computer & Technology Law Journal, and her B.S. in both Biochemistry and Cell & Molecular Biology from the University of Washington. Christine is a member of the California State Bar and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Brian Wong is Senior Counsel for Gap Inc.'s Global Employment Law team, where he advises the company's global sourcing, logistics and retail businesses on a full spectrum of U.S. and global employment issues. Prior to joining Gap, Brian practiced at Seyfarth Shaw and Baker McKenzie. He attended UC Berkeley and received his law degree from Boston College. Brian is a past president of APABA Silicon Valley.
Jamie Yoo Otto is an intellectual property litigation associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. She is also a member of the firm’s recruiting committee. Jamie received her J.D. from Duke and is currently a chair of the board for the Duke Law Club of Northern California. She is an active advocate and mentor for the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. Jamie has been attending, hosting, and organizing events with the Women in Law Committee since moving back to the Bay Area in 2013. She is also currently an APABA Silicon Valley Board Member.
Jim Yoon is an IP litigation partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he is a practice coordinator of the firm’s patent litigation practice. He is an adjunct professor (lecturer) at Santa Clara Law School where he teaches the IP litigation course. He is a lecturer at Stanford Law School where he teaches a course on the economic and technological forces transforming the private practice of law. He is a 1993 graduate of Stanford Law School and has a degree in Electrical Engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute.
Leslie Yuan is Director and Assistant General Counsel at VMware. She heads the employment legal group for the Americas, where she manages all matters related to employment issues, including litigation, compliance, M&A integration and counseling. Prior to VMware, Leslie was at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and at Littler Mendelson. She has spoken on numerous panels related to employment, diversity and gender issues, and has received awards for her pro bono efforts. Leslie received her law degree from UCLA and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ming serves as Corporate Counsel and Strategic Relations Manager at Electronics for Imaging, Inc. Before joining EFI, Ming was a litigation associate with Latham & Watkins (Menlo Park) and Ropes & Gray (Boston), and also clerked for the honorable Harry T. Edwards at the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. A native of Beijing, Ming is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Ming received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and as co-chair of APALSA.