UPCOMING EVENTS


APABA Silicon Valley Holiday Party @ Pampas (Palo Alto)
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

APABA Silicon Valley Holiday Party @ Pampas (Palo Alto)

Please mark your calendars for APABA Silicon Valley’s 2018 Holiday party at Pampas in Palo Alto! Join us to celebrate the holidays and network with Asian Pacific American legal professionals from Silicon Valley.

Cost: Free for pre-registered members of APABA Silicon Valley. $25 for nonmembers. Light appetizers, beer, wine, and other beverages will be provided.

Please register here by 11:59 p.m. November 30.

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A Whirlwind Year in Privacy Compliance: Retrospective and Future Look into Privacy Preparedness
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

A Whirlwind Year in Privacy Compliance: Retrospective and Future Look into Privacy Preparedness

Come join for an evening of lively panel discussion with in-house counsels to gain insight into this past year’s learnings, best practices, and practical tips for privacy compliance.  Learn how to prepare for future privacy developments on the horizon and managing privacy compliance across jurisdictions.

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Mixer and Fingerprinting Event (Free for In-House)
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Mixer and Fingerprinting Event (Free for In-House)

UPDATE: Fingerprinting will be FREE for IN-HOUSE attorneys.

The APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee invites you to come celebrate with your fellow attorneys at our fall mixer.  Please come and enjoy refreshments and snacks while you meet and reconnect with colleagues. This event is generously sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP and will be hosted at their office in Palo Alto. 

A fingerprinting vendor will be onsite to
take your fingerprint.  More details to come regarding sign-up and
cost. 


This event is open to all. Priority will be
given to current APABA Silicon Valley members if capacity is reached. Please RSVP here
by October 12, 2018. Please direct all questions to Sue
Xia
(SXia0@walmart.com).

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Women Leaders Panel: Paths to Solo & Small Firm Practices
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Women Leaders Panel: Paths to Solo & Small Firm Practices

Would you like to be your own boss someday and hang your own shingle or build your own team? Are you at a large firm and wondering if a small firm or solo practice is right for you? Or are you an attorney at a small firm, hoping to make the leap to a larger firm in the future?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, join the Solo/Small Firm and Women in Law Committees on October 18th for this fun, informative event where four female attorneys will share their perspectives on solo/small firm practice, benefits of having this type of practice, challenges faced, and advice for making these very transitions.

Panelists

  • Soyeun Choi, Principal at Soyeun D. Choi, Attorney at Law

  • Katherine Zarate Dulany, Principal at Zurate Dulany Law

  • Katharine Chao, Partner at Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP

  • Carolyn Chang, Partner at Marton Ribera Schumann & Chang LLP


Moderator

  • Crystal Roberts, Esq., Corpen Real Estate Group


Light refreshments to be provided. RSVP here.

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APABA Silicon Valley 33rd Annual Gala @ Levi's® Stadium
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

APABA Silicon Valley 33rd Annual Gala @ Levi's® Stadium

  • Levi's® Stadium - 501 Club Lounge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us at APABA Silicon Valley's 33rd Annual Gala for an evening of networking and entertainment!  The Gala will begin at 7 PM and feature a dinner buffet and much more!  We will also be recognizing our Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Award recipients, as well as our scholarship recipients who served the Asian Pacific American community during their summers in law school and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the Asian Pacific American community.

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Hot Topic: Comparing Worldwide Perspectives on Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing/Litigation
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Hot Topic: Comparing Worldwide Perspectives on Standards-Essential Patents & RAND Licensing/Litigation

This panel will provide practical advice to licensing and/or litigation attorneys needing to negotiate and/or litigate RAND royalty rates under standard-essential patents.  We will summarize, compare and contrast the major U.S, European and Asian RAND court decisions to date, including guidance for negotiation behavior, license structure, royalty rates, essentiality determinations, reasonableness, and (non-)discrimination.  We will conclude with thoughts on SEP/RAND implications for current and emerging industries.

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4th Annual Triple Treat Social with  CalCPA and FPA
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

4th Annual Triple Treat Social with CalCPA and FPA

Start the Summer off right with CalCPA, Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley and APABA Silicon Valley.  Join us Thursday, June 21, at Vault 164 Restaurant and Bar in San Mateo for a joint-trio networking social mixer with industry professionals. Score a triple by networking with three organizations at once.  Event attendees will each receive one drink ticket for a complimentary drink, and additional beverages will be no host bar.  Appetizers will be served.

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APABA Silicon Valley and AABA Solo & Small Firm Joint Mixer
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

APABA Silicon Valley and AABA Solo & Small Firm Joint Mixer

The APABA Silicon Valley and AABA Solo and Small Firm Committees are hosting a joint mixer on Thursday, June 14th.  Whether you are currently a solo or small firm practitioner, thinking of becoming one, or just interested in checking it out, come mix and mingle with other solo and small firm attorneys from around the Bay Area!

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IP Committee: A Panel Discussion About In-House Careers in IP
May
24
5:30 PM17:30

IP Committee: A Panel Discussion About In-House Careers in IP

The APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee invites you to a panel discussion on in-house careers in intellectual property followed by a networking mixer. Hear from in-house attorneys about their career paths and how they landed their current roles as well as the skills and experiences that have mattered most. Learn about best practices for dealing with implicit biases and other issues faced by women and minorities, especially Asian-American attorneys.

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In-House Counsel May Event: Lunch @ Dishdash - Sunnyvale
May
16
11:30 AM11:30

In-House Counsel May Event: Lunch @ Dishdash - Sunnyvale

APABA Silicon Valley in-house members are invited to grab lunch at Dishdash – Sunnyvale at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  Attendance is limited to 10 persons.  This event is open to all in-house counsel, but priority will be given to current APABA Silicon Valley in-house members who are in legal departments of 10 or fewer attorneys.  This lunch event is a great opportunity for in-house counsel at smaller companies to meet and grab lunch with others who are in similarly smaller companies.

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4th Annual 2018 Bay Area Women Attorneys Mixer
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

4th Annual 2018 Bay Area Women Attorneys Mixer

APABA Silicon Valley’s Women in Law Committee, in conjunction with other bar associations across the Bay Area, has put together an initiative to start cross-bar Lean In Circles.  A Lean In circle is a small group that meets regularly to explore professional topics and personal experiences in a place of confidentiality and trust.  These are groups that help women discuss how to successfully negotiate the complex minefield that is their careers. We hope to start Lean In circles for women attorneys across the Bay Area.

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In-House Committee: Spring Mixer + Headshots
Apr
25
5:30 PM17:30

In-House Committee: Spring Mixer + Headshots

Back by popular demand, the In-House Committee and Baker Botts LLP are teaming up to provide free professional headshot services for current members of APABA Silicon Valley at the In-House Committee’s annual Spring mixer. We all know how important a great headshot can be for LinkedIn profiles and your career generally. Please come enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, reconnect with fellow members, and get your headshot taken. A sign-up sheet listing the headshots time slots will be available at the check-in table. The timeslots in the first hour will be reserved for in-house members only. The remaining time slots will be open for all current APABA Silicon Valley members.

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IP Case Law Review: Year 2017 in Review
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

IP Case Law Review: Year 2017 in Review

Join a presentation by a panel of senior patent, licensing and litigation attorneys, recapping the most significant IP cases from the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit during calendar year 2017. It was a very busy year, with a mixture of new developments, evolution of existing case law, and some notable reversals. The cases reflect the longstanding tension between the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit (as well as slap-downs of the E.D.Tex.), much continuing litigation over the AIA, a major patent exhaustion case, new developments in the standards-essential patents/RAND area, and much more.

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In-House Committee CLE: Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

In-House Committee CLE: Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters

When confidential information crosses international borders, attorney-client privilege can be limited or lost altogether. This seminar, filled with real-world examples, will help you to avoid the pitfalls suffered by other in-house counsel (without a dawn raid by competition authorities or a discovery request by clever plaintiffs' lawyers)!
 

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Intellectual Property Committee Social Event
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Intellectual Property Committee Social Event

The APABA Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Committee invites you to attend its first Social Event of the year on March 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Sheraton Palo Alto.  Join us for a fun evening catching up with old colleagues and making new connections.  Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP is generously sponsoring this event.

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General Counsel in the Cross Hairs: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Government’s War to Punish the Lawyers
Mar
6
12:10 PM12:10

General Counsel in the Cross Hairs: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Government’s War to Punish the Lawyers

In recent years, prosecutors have grown determined in their efforts to include the conduct of general counsel in furtherance of their lawyerly roles within the scope of white collar investigations and prosecutions targeting companies. Of particular concern is that the criminal theory advanced in these matters increasingly is being based on prosecutors’ portrayal of counsel’s conduct as a mere failure of duty or care, thereby unfairly converting professional conduct standards into criminal ones. 

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