The Gala Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the APABA Silicon Valley Gala each year. Traditionally held in October, the Gala is APABA Silicon Valley’s biggest fundraiser that allows for the distribution of thousands of dollars of scholarship money. The Gala Committee is responsible for venue selection, keynote speaker selection, sponsorships, and all other event logistics. It is a great way to get involved and meet great APABA Silicon Valley members! If you are a Bay Area law student or practicing attorney and would like to get involved with APABA Silicon Valley, this would be a great way to start.
Alyssa Dang | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Dang is an associate at Coddington, Hicks & Danforth, a litigation law firm that represents businesses and employers in a variety of disputes. She specializes in handling class actions, products liability, insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation. Alyssa received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law where she served as the comments editor on the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. She received her B.A. in Economics from U.C. Davis.
Michelle Liang | email@example.com
Michelle Liang is a Clinical Contracts & Finance Associate at Gilead Sciences, Inc. Previously, she was an associate at Crosby & Rowell LLP, a civil litigation firm in Oakland. Michelle received her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she served as Business Editor of the Santa Clara Law Review and Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA). During law school, Michelle interned for the Sixth District Court of Appeal, the Santa Clara County Superior Court, the San Jose City Attorney’s Office, and Juniper Networks, Inc. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Communication Studies from the University of Michigan.
Christina Wong | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Wong is an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she specializes in technology transactions. She is also a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a board member of Amy Seiwart Imagery and a board member of the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. Christina received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was an Editor for the Journal of Business Law and Conference Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA.
APABA Silicon Valley is a forum for Asian Pacific American attorneys in the Silicon Valley to network, develop professional skills, participate in community service, take positions on issues affecting the APA community, and empower APAs in the Valley.
APABA SILICON VALLEY SPONSORS
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