Social Committee

The Social Committee works to build a spirit of community among APABA Silicon Valley members and affiliates.  We strengthen the APA legal network by organizing social events that foster networking, raise involvement in the community, and generate more awareness of APABA Silicon Valley efforts.  Past activities include last year’s Bocce Ball tournament, members’ mixers, annual picnic, and our Christmas event. Keep an eye out for regular event updates on the homepage and under the Events tab. We encourage you to get involved and join us. 

For more information, please contact our Co-Chairs.


Nitin Gambhir |

Nitin Gambhir is a partner in McDermott Will & Emery’s Silicon Valley office.  Nitin Gambhir focuses his practice on intellectual property matters, including patent infringement and trade secret litigation, strategy and counseling, particularly in the area of computer-related technologies. He represents clients in a broad range of technologies, including computer networking, telecommunications, memory controllers, medical imaging, sensor technology, entertainment and internet-related systems in federal district courts throughout the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Nitin received his Master’s in Computer Science and Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA.  Nitin earned his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.


Deanna Kwong |

Deanna Kwong is IP Litigation Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE). Prior to joining HPE, Deanna was a patent litigator for over a decade at Covington & Burling LLP.  In her spare time, Deanna enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, exploring farmers’ markets, and training for marathons.   


Gina Tsai is the Vice President of Sales at First Legal Network. Prior to joining First Legal Network, she was the Vice President of Litigation Solutions for the Western Region at Esquire Deposition Solutions. With background law firm experience obtained at Dorsey & Whitney and Bonne Bridges Mueller O’Keefe & Nichols, Gina provides her clients the know-how to anticipate their needs, thereby making the litigation process much less arduous. She is also active in the legal community volunteering at and sponsoring charitable events for numerous Bar Associations including AABA, BASF, KABANC, just to name a few.

Past Events