DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE


For the benefit of the APA and legal community, APABA Silicon Valley's Diversity & Inclusion Committee drives D&I projects within the bar, in concert with NAPABA and its regional affiliates, and in partnership with law firms, companies, government and public interest organizations, and local law schools.  Additionally, the D&I Committee spearheads APABA Silicon Valley's annual law firm and corporation diversity awards, which recognize organizations for their outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and greater legal community.


Co-Chairs

Yvonne Ho | yvonnehoesq@gmail.com

 
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Deanna Kwong | deanna.l.kwong@hpe.com

Deanna Kwong is Senior IP Litigation Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE). Prior to joining HPE, Deanna was a patent litigator for over a decade at Covington & Burling LLP.  In her spare time, Deanna enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach and on the Advisory Council for Tahirih Justice Center, exploring farmers’ markets, and training for ultramarathons.

 
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Ming Zhu | ming.zhu@efi.com

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.


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