This panel addresses a case going up to the California Supreme Court regarding the validity of conflict waivers. The case features a payment dispute between a company and its outside counsel with respect to tens of thousands of hours worked in a case where the law firm was ultimately disqualified. An arbitration panel and a trial court side with the law firm to the tune of $1.1M. An appeals court sides with the client.
The HPE Bay Area Pro Bono Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Pro Bono Day, which will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd in Palo Alto! This event will be a great opportunity for members of the legal community to exchange best practices, reengage, and commit to pro bono work.
Come out to support a great cause and mingle with fellow APABA Silicon Valley members. Join the Women in Law Committee as we volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank! All are welcome.
It's time for the always popular game night! Join us for food, beverages, and board games!
Calendar year 2016 was a very busy year for IP attorneys. We will present a summary of significant IP developments from the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and elsewhere, illustrating new developments, reversals, and how recent trends in the law are affecting the IP landscape. Based on the legal developments, we will also share practice tips from the perspectives of IP portfolio development/management, licensing, and litigation.
APABA Silicon Valley is proud to co-sponsor the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”)’s Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession in Silicon Valley. Our members receive a 50% discounted registration rate! Please join the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) for their first Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession featuring the NEW 2017 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession.
Welcome to the In-House Committee's first event of 2017! This is an opportunity for members to meet and mingle. All members are welcome, but we reserve the right to prioritize in-house members of APABA Silicon Valley. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Social Committee is going to chat about Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang on Saturday, March 11th in Mountain View from 11a-1p.
Please join the Solo and Small Firm Committees of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Silicon Valley (APABA Silicon Valley) and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and for a spring networking mixer. Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys from all practice areas are invited to network, mingle, and share business cards.
APABA Silicon Valley’s monthly happy hour will be at Left Bank (635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025). Remember, first Thursday of every month is APABA Silicon Valley Happy Hour.
Re-connect with old friends and join a new mentorship family at the Spring Mentorship Mixer! Mentorship families provide law students, young practitioners and seasoned lawyers with opportunities to bond and share experiences.
Feeling stressed from work? Join us for a morning of yoga and socializing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of yoga experience. Please bring your own mats.
The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Section is hosting its first annual Solo/Small Firm Conference on February 9, 2017. The CLE sessions will cover topics of interest to solo and small firm lawyers, including Law Firm Startup 101 (moderated by APABA Silicon Valley's VP, Mark Punzalan), Top Ten Things to know about Employee Benefits Law, and E-Discovery. The conference is only $95 for BASF SSF section members.
Students -- preparing for interview season? Please come to APABA Silicon Valley’s resume and mock interview workshop at Stanford Law School, organized by the Mentorship Committee. The workshop will pair students with attorneys from various practice areas for resume and interview practice and review.
First Monthly Happy Hour for APABA Members.
Light Appetizers for the first hour will be sponsored by First Legal Depositions.
Brown-bag lunch. Viewing of the Emmy award-winning documentary featuring Fred T. Korematsu and the civil rights litigation that challenged the WWII internment of Japanese Americans. Followed by a Q&A session with Karen Korematsu (Fred T. Korematsu Institute); Hon. Drew Takaichi, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge; Richard Konda (Asian Law Alliance) and Aggie Idemoto, Executive Director of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. Space is limited.
12 noon: Presentation by Karen Korematsu and showing of the Emmy award-winning documentary about Fred T. Korematsu.
1:00 p.m.: Panel discussion on the modern day impact of Fred Korematsu’s life-long fight to defend the Constitutional rights of all U.S. citizens, regardless of national origin or ancestry.
The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley is pleased to present a panel discussion of in-house attorneys that attained their corporate legal positions without having previous law firm experience. The panel will discuss how to market yourself for an in-house job without having a law firm background, the benefits and challenges of going in-house without law firm experience, and practical advice on successfully working in-house.
The annual Planning Retreat for APABA Silicon Valley is open to all who are interested in getting more involved with APABA Silicon Valley, and especially if you have submitted a self-nomination to serve on a committee.
Join your local API bar associations for a happy hour of food, drinks, and holiday cheer! AABA, AAPA, AACTLA, APABA-SV, FBANC, KABANC, SABA, and VABANC will be proudly hosting this great event for mixing and mingling with members from other API bar associations while celebrating the holidays with friends and colleagues!
Come help us make blankets for the My Stuff Bags Foundation! The blankets are quite easy to make (no craft skills necessary). The blankets will be delivered to the My Stuff Bags Foundation for children who enter foster care after being removed from dangerous situations at home. These children frequently enter foster care, crisis shelters, domestic violence and homeless shelters with nothing of their own. Our blankets may help bring some comfort to these children's lives this winter.
The WIL Committee will hold its annual holiday brunch this year on December 10 at 11:30 am at True Food Kitchen, 180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (at the Stanford Shopping Center).
Once upon a time, it was understood that a party filing an inter partes review (IPR) would be subject to estoppel with respect to any prior art publication ground that it "raised or reasonably could have raised" in the IPR. Recent decisions in the Federal Circuit have, however, limited the application of IPR estoppel, and its precise contours are currently the subject of vigorous debate. How will (and should) courts resolve the scope of estoppel? What happens if a third-party (e.g., a co-defendant) files a related IPR? Will the change in law affect a party's ability to obtain a stay? Come join us for a discussion of these and other related issues.
There are a wide number of career possibilities (both legal and non-legal) for JDs. Join APABA-SV at McDermott Will & Emery LLP on November 17 to listen to a panel of speakers from a variety of careers talk about how they shaped, and why they pursued, their alternative career paths. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception, which will be an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with the panelists and network. Space is limited, so please RSVP here by Tuesday, November 15 if you are interested in attending.
APABA Silicon Valley congratulates Brian Wong, former President and current Board Member, who is our recipient of the 2016 Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) Unity Award. Please join us at the MBC Unity Awards Ceremony to meet and celebrate Brian and others in our community for their leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession.
Come brush up on your sake palate and mingle with friends old & new from APABA, SABA, and Google. We will be serving several fine sakes and accompanying appetizers hand-selected by self-proclaimed culinary experts.
The 2016 NAPABA Convention will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, CA. The NAPABA Convention is an annual gathering of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 75 state and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Join us as we celebrate our 28th Convention and convene over 1,600 attendees in San Diego!
Headed to the NAPABA Convention in November? Join your fellow APABA Silicon Valley and AABA members for a pre-convention mixer on October 27, 2016 at Covington & Burling LLP, One Front Street, Floor 32, San Francisco CA 94111.
Students: Preparing for interview season? Trying to figure out what kind of practice you would like to apply for? Come to APABA Silicon Valley's Resume and Mock Interview Workshop at SCU, organized by the Mentorship Committee. The workshop will pair students with attorneys from all practice areas for resume and interview practice and review.
Great negotiation skills are crucial for any transactional or litigation attorney. Come learn tips from seasoned negotiators and practice your skills at our panel and workshop.