Mentorship Committee

Welcome to APABA Silicon Valley's Mentorship Committee! We hope that you will become active in mentoring activities with APABA Silicon Valley both to benefit from mentoring and to provide mentoring to younger lawyers. We welcome your input and participation, and hope to see you at upcoming events!

The Mentorship Committee is dedicated to connecting experienced practitioners with law students and new lawyers to provide them with guidance and advice as they develop their careers. To accomplish this goal, the Mentorship Committee created the “family” system where a mix of experienced practitioners, new lawyers and law students are assigned to small groups. The system is designed to allow members to form stronger connections and create a more structured mentorship process. In addition to the “family” system, the Mentorship Committee also sponsors career development workshops and networking events.

For a number of years, the Mentorship Committee has been dedicated to fostering relationships between local bay area law students and attorneys. With the help of Santa Clara University APALSA, the Mentorship Committee has organized mentorship pairings, various networking events and mixers (at least twice a year), as well as has encouraged and helped foster informal gatherings between students and attorneys.

For more information, please contact one of our co-chairs at


Cheryl Ho |

Cheryl Ho is a third year law student at Santa Clara University School of Law, where she serves as the Co-President of SCU APALSA and an articles editor for the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal. Cheryl is currently a legal intern at Hortonworks, Inc. and was previously a legal intern at Salesforce, Inc. and summer associate at Reed Smith LLP, where she will return in the fall as an associate. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from UC Davis. 


Judy Lai is a general corporate associate in the Menlo Park office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.  Judy received her J.D. from Harvard Law School where she served as the Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA).  Judy received her B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley.  Judy is an avid reader of baking blogs.


Kevin Tsai |

Kevin Tsai is a corporate associate in the Silicon Valley office of Latham & Watkins.  Kevin received his JD from Harvard Law School, where he served as an executive editor of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and on the board of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.  Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University.


Ming Zhu |

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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