UPCOMING EVENTS


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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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. If you would like to join a Lean In circle, please sign up and join us!

Please note that this is a member-only event.

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2018 Bay Area Women Attorneys Mixer
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

2018 Bay Area Women Attorneys Mixer

Apple is hosting a networking event for bar associations across the Bay Area to focus on supporting the advancement and inclusion of women in the legal profession. All are welcome. Please join us for refreshments while you network with colleagues.

Please note that this event is reserved for APABA Silicon Valley members.

Please RSVP by May 1.

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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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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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DEPORTED Film Screening & Q&A
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

DEPORTED Film Screening & Q&A

The Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association and its sponsors invite you to join us for a film screening of "Deported," a five-part documentary series on NBC Asian American Presents.  Q&A with Director Sahra V. Nguyen and the Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus legal team, will follow.  The panel will discuss the recent targeting of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees by ICE and the struggles faced by this community.

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Santa Clara County Court Event Honoring Fred Korematsu
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Santa Clara County Court Event Honoring Fred Korematsu

  • Santa Clara County Family Justice Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (ret.) will be presenting an “Inside the Decision” perspective of her decision in Korematsu v. United States which overturned Fred Korematsu’s wartime conviction for violating the Japanese-American internment and how it relates to current events in politics and the courts.

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Fred T. Korematsu Day
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Fred T. Korematsu Day

  • Wesley United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presentation about the Fred T. Korematsu Story.

Keynote Address by Don Tamaki, Civil Rights attorney who represented Fred T. Korematsu in 1983 and also an attorney involved with the amicus brief filed by the children of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui opposing the Trump administration’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Panel Discussion to follow discussing both the 1983 Korematsu case and the amicus brief opposing the Muslim Travel Ban.

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Celebration of 100 Bay Area Asian American General Counsels
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Celebration of 100 Bay Area Asian American General Counsels

Save the date for a Celebration of 100 Bay Area Asian American General Counsels. This special reception will recognize the great strides that the approximately 100 Bay Area APA GCs have made in the legal profession, while raising awareness of the need to increase the number of Asian American GCs in Fortune 500/1000 companies.

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APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Annual Awards Gala
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

APABA Silicon Valley 32nd Annual Awards Gala

**SAVE THE DATE**
Please join us for an evening of networking and entertainment to celebrate our 32nd Anniversary! We will be recognizing recipients of our Corporate and Law Firm Diversity Awards, 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. The Gala is our annual signature event and attracts over 400 attendees each year, including judges, in-house counsel, attorneys and law students.

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Make a Wish Celebration (replacing Canceled Walk)
Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

Make a Wish Celebration (replacing Canceled Walk)

  • Dave & Buster’s at the Great Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As you know, Walk for Wishes South Bay at Google in Mountain View was cancelled due a planned demonstration at the campus. As part of their thanks to those who were planning on joining the walk, the walk organizers have put together this replacement celebration event to celebrate everyone's efforts to make local wishes come true!

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IP and In-House Committees' Joint Networking Mixer
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

IP and In-House Committees' Joint Networking Mixer

Please join the Intellectual Property and In-House Committees for a joint networking mixer at Alston & Bird, 1950 University Ave., 5th Floor, East Palo Alto, CA. Both members and non-members from all practice areas are welcome, so please come enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while you reconnect and meet new contacts.

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CLE Event: Avoiding State Bar Trouble: Mistakes Leading to State Bar Discipline
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

CLE Event: Avoiding State Bar Trouble: Mistakes Leading to State Bar Discipline

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Attorneys disciplined by the State Bar often make the same, repeated mistakes to set off the discipline process.  Richard Schramm, managing attorney for Employment Rights Attorneys, will evaluate actual disciplinary State Bar files, including his own file, and detail what mistakes produce discipline for California attorneys.  Whether you have two, twelve, or twenty-two years of experience as a practicing attorney, this presentation will cover the numerous mistakes that put attorneys in front of the State Bar disciplinary system.

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CANCELED: 2017 Walk for Wishes
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

CANCELED: 2017 Walk for Wishes

UPDATE: This “Walk for Wishes” event is canceled due to planned protest

Please join the APABA Silicon Valley Mentoring Committee and Simpson Thacher in our summer charity event, supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation by participating in the 2017 5K “Walk for Wishes.”  Catch up with your old friends, meet some new ones, get some exercise, and support a terrific organization all at once! 

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