The Gala Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of our annual APABA Silicon Valley Gala. Traditionally held in the Fall, the banquet is APABA Silicon Valley’s signature event to raise funds for the many scholarships we award to deserving Bay Area law students.  The Gala Committee is responsible for venue selection, speaker selection, sponsor coordination, 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.

Save The Date! Our 2017 Gala will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 @ Levi's® 501 Club Lounge in Levi's Stadium.

For inquiries about event information, please contact the co-chairs at


Alyssa Dang |

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 |

Michelle Liang is 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.


Bea Pangilinan is a staff attorney at Asian Law Alliance, a legal services organization where she specializes in assisting immigrant and low-income communities with various immigration matters. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2006, she has been actively working on immigration issues such as the Santa Clara County detainer policy and helping to coordinate county-wide responses to the policy on Deferred Action for immigrant youth and preparing for Comprehensive Immigration Law.  She received her Bachelor in Science and Law degrees from the University of the Philippines and has a Masters in Law from the Université de Marseille Aix in Aix-en-Provence, France.


Christina Wong |

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.