Make new connections and reconnect with others at the Spring Mentorship Mixer! Great opportunity for students and attorneys of all experience levels who are looking for a mentorship opportunity. We will be pairing families at the event, so attendance is highly encouraged.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join your local API bar associations (see below for the list) for a happy hour of food, drinks, and holiday cheer! This is a great event for mixing and mingling with members from other API bar associations while celebrating the holidays with friends and colleagues!
Please join the APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law Committee on December 13, 2017 for its annual informative and engaging conversation with trailblazing female APA attorneys who have established themselves as respected pioneers in their areas of practice.
Please mark your calendars for APABA Silicon Valley’s 2017 Holiday Party at the beautiful Bay Club Redwood Shores. Join us to celebrate the holidays and network with Asian Pacific American legal professionals from Silicon Valley.
The APABA Silicon Valley Women in Law Committee will have a Holiday Lunch on Saturday, December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. at La Fontaine Restaurant. Come mix and mingle with your fellow WIL Committee members!
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.
The workshop will pair students with attorneys from various practice areas for resume and interview practice and review
**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.
Make new connections and connect with friends at the Fall Mentorship Mixer! This event introduces new members to mentorship families, reconnects existing families, and encourages families to mingle together.
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!
The APABA Silicon Valley Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Committee will be having a joint happy hour and mixer with AABA Solo and Small Firm Committee and KABA-NC at Barrelhouse (305 California Drive, Burlingame, CA 94010) on September 28 at 6 PM. This event is free for members and non-members.
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.
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.
Come to the NAPABA Convention Kick-Off event to get excited about the upcoming convention. It's also a chance to meet or reconnect with current and past leaders of NAPABA and learn how to get more involved. Food and drinks will be provided. Enter a raffle to win free 2017 NAPABA Convention registration!
Bring your kids and family to our annual Joint Family Picnic BBQ 2017. Various Bar Associations will be attending for this fun summer gathering. Cooking starts at 11AM. We are looking for volunteers that would like to assist in running the event. Bring a dish or drinks to
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!
Please join us at this joint event organized by local bar associations having a special focus on supporting the advancement and inclusion of women in the legal profession. All members are welcome, so please come and enjoy refreshments while you network with colleagues.
Start the Summer off right with CalCPA, Financial Planning Association of Silicon Valley and APABA Silicon Valley. Join us Thursday, June 22, at Kingfish 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.
If you wonder about what people who are put in charge of corporate IP departments concern themselves about, then come to what should be an engaging evening of conversation with our notable panelists. They will discuss topics ranging from their top legal issues to their personal experiences from within the corporate legal world. It’s sure to be an enriching evening, especially for those who are in or who are interested in-house counsel careers.
In-house members of APABA Silicon Valley are invited to the next installment of our 2017 In-House Lunch Series at Google in Sunnyvale. Precise meeting location will be sent to registered attendees prior to the event. Participation is limited to 16 in-house counsel who are current paid APABA members.
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.