Workshop: Serving as GC of a Public Company
DATE: Friday, July 21, 2017 TIME: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: USPTO, 2nd floor, Alaska Room
No CLE credit will be provided for this panel.
Director and Assistant General Counsel, VMware
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.
Marie Oh Huber
SVP Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Secretary, eBay, Inc.
Marie Oh Huber heads the global legal and government relations and public policy functions for eBay. She and her team partner with the businesses to drive the purpose and success of eBay and its global buyers and sellers.
Huber has over 25 years of strategic business and legal experience in global Fortune 500 companies. She was also responsible for communications, regulatory affairs and quality assurance, government relations and philanthropy at Agilent.
Huber joined eBay in 2015 from Agilent where she last served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for six years, having served at Agilent and prior to that at HP. She started her career at large law firms in New York and San Francisco.
Huber has a BA in Economics from Yale, studied at the London School of Economics and received her JD from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
She serves on the boards of the James Campbell Company LLC and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Senior Vice President and Special Counsel to the Chairman, PG&E Corporation
Hyun Park, with over 25 years in the legal sector, is senior vice president and special counsel to the Chairman of PG&E Corporation. From November, 2006 to February, 2017, he served as senior vice president and general counsel for PG&E Corporation and its businesses, including its principal subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Prior to joining PG&E Corporation in 2006, he was vice president, general counsel and secretary at Allegheny Energy, Inc. Park previously served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Sithe Energies, Inc. He also was a partner with the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he specialized in corporate transactions and finance. Park is a graduate of Harvard Law School. In addition, he holds a graduate degree in economics from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree in economics from Columbia University. He is a member of the State Bar of California and serves on the boards of directors of the SF-Marin Food Bank and Council of Korean Americans.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Varian Medical Systems
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John joined Varian in 2003 as senior counsel, focusing on commercial transactions, securities, corporate governance and M&A, and became GC in 2005. Today, his management responsibilities include the company's Legal, Trade Compliance, Environmental Affairs and Ethical Compliance functions. Before Varian, John was General Counsel at Broadvision and held senior legal positions at 3Com Corporation, Acer America and Baroid Corporation, and was also at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now, DLA Piper) and Fulbright & Jaworski. John graduated from Cornell University and got his law degree from UC Berkeley. John credits his two expat assignments, first to Scotland in a Europe/Middle East role and later to Singapore in a Asia/Pacific Rim role, as seminal to his professional development. He also has worked across three industries – energy, high tech and life sciences. He has served on the board of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Law Cabinet of the United Way Silicon Valley, Boalt Hall Alumni Association board (President) and the Cornell University Council. He and his team have been awarded the 2016 Corporate Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2015 Justice in Action award from AALDEF, the 2015 Best Legal Department – Product Counseling from The Recorder, and the 2014 Diversity award from APABA-SV.