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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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!