UPCOMING EVENTS


NAPABA Western Regional Conference
Jul
20
Jul 22

NAPABA Western Regional Conference

  • Silicon Valley USPTO

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (“APABA Silicon Valley") is proud to host the 2017 Western Regional Conference of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which will be on July 20-22, 2017.

Diversity Pre-law Conference @ eBay
Sep
29
9:00 am09:00

Diversity Pre-law Conference @ eBay

  • eBay

The Diversity and Inclusion committee will be sponsoring a conference for four East San Jose High Schools and Foundation for Hispanic Education to educate and expose those high school students to working in the legal profession.


Bay Area Women Attorneys Joint Networking Mixer
Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

Bay Area Women Attorneys Joint Networking Mixer

  • Paul Hastings LLP

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.

Triple Treat Social
Jun
22
5:30 pm17:30

Triple Treat Social

  • Kingfish Restaurant

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.

Panel Discussion: Top Legal Issues & Career Experiences
Jun
7
5:30 pm17:30

Panel Discussion: Top Legal Issues & Career Experiences

  • Computer History Museum

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 Counsel Lunch @ Google
Jun
5
11:40 am11:40

In-House Counsel Lunch @ Google

  • Google

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.

CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest
May
24
5:30 pm17:30

CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest

  • Garden Court Hotel

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. 

HPE and HP Inc.'s Second Annual Pro Bono Day
May
2
8:00 am08:00

HPE and HP Inc.'s Second Annual Pro Bono Day

  • HPE Main Entrance, Building 20, Auditorium A

The HPE Bay Area Pro Bono Committee is pleased to announce the second annual Pro Bono Day, which will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd in Palo Alto! This event will be a great opportunity for members of the legal community to exchange best practices, reengage, and commit to pro bono work.

IP Case Law Update:  Year 2016 in Review
Apr
3
6:00 pm18:00

IP Case Law Update: Year 2016 in Review

  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP

Calendar year 2016 was a very busy year for IP attorneys.  We will present a summary of significant IP developments from the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit and elsewhere, illustrating new developments, reversals, and how recent trends in the law are affecting the IP landscape.  Based on the legal developments, we will also share practice tips from the perspectives of IP portfolio development/management, licensing, and litigation. 

The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
Mar
27
1:00 pm13:00

The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise HQ

APABA Silicon Valley is proud to co-sponsor the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”)’s Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession in Silicon Valley. Our members receive a 50% discounted registration rate! Please join the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”) for their first Symposium on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession featuring the NEW 2017 Review on the State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession.

APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee Mixer
Mar
16
5:30 pm17:30

APABA Silicon Valley In-House Committee Mixer

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP

Welcome to the In-House Committee's first event of 2017! This is an opportunity for members to meet and mingle. All members are welcome, but we reserve the right to prioritize in-house members of APABA Silicon Valley. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Mixer with Small Firm Committees of APABA Silicon Valley and AABA
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Mixer with Small Firm Committees of APABA Silicon Valley and AABA

  • Sky Lounge

Please join the Solo and Small Firm Committees of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Silicon Valley (APABA Silicon Valley) and the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) and for a spring networking mixer. Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys from all practice areas are invited to network, mingle, and share business cards.

WIL Power Hour #1: Yoga
Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

WIL Power Hour #1: Yoga

  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Feeling stressed from work?  Join us for a morning of yoga and socializing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of yoga experience. Please bring your own mats.

The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference
Feb
9
11:30 am11:30

The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Annual Conference

  • Bar Association of San Francisco

The Bar Association of San Francisco's Solo and Small Firm Section is hosting its first annual Solo/Small Firm Conference on February 9, 2017. The CLE sessions will cover topics of interest to solo and small firm lawyers, including Law Firm Startup 101 (moderated by APABA Silicon Valley's VP, Mark Punzalan), Top Ten Things to know about Employee Benefits Law, and E-Discovery. The conference is only $95 for BASF SSF section members. 

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

Brown-bag lunch. Viewing of the Emmy award-winning documentary featuring Fred T. Korematsu and the civil rights litigation that challenged the WWII internment of Japanese Americans. Followed by a Q&A session with Karen Korematsu (Fred T. Korematsu Institute); Hon. Drew Takaichi, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge; Richard Konda (Asian Law Alliance) and Aggie Idemoto, Executive Director of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. Space is limited.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose Event Honoring Fred Korematsu
Jan
28
12:00 pm12:00

Japanese American Museum of San Jose Event Honoring Fred Korematsu

  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose

12 noon: Presentation by Karen Korematsu and showing of the Emmy award-winning documentary about Fred T. Korematsu.

1:00 p.m.:  Panel discussion on the modern day impact of Fred Korematsu’s life-long fight to defend the Constitutional rights of all U.S. citizens, regardless of national origin or ancestry.

CLE Event: Going In-House Without a Law Firm Background
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

CLE Event: Going In-House Without a Law Firm Background

  • Wilson Sonsini

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley is pleased to present a panel discussion of in-house attorneys that attained their corporate legal positions without having previous law firm experience.  The panel will discuss how to market yourself for an in-house job without having a law firm background, the benefits and challenges of going in-house without law firm experience, and practical advice on successfully working in-house.

APABA Silicon Valley 2017 Planning Retreat
Jan
8
10:00 am10:00

APABA Silicon Valley 2017 Planning Retreat

  • Baker Botts LLP

The annual Planning Retreat for APABA Silicon Valley is open to all who are interested in getting more involved with APABA Silicon Valley, and especially if you have submitted a self-nomination to serve on a committee.

API Joint Holiday Party 2016
Dec
20
6:00 pm18:00

API Joint Holiday Party 2016

  • Hex Bar and Kitchen

Join your local API bar associations for a happy hour of food, drinks, and holiday cheer! AABA, AAPA, AACTLA, APABA-SV, FBANC, KABANC, SABA, and VABANC will be proudly hosting this great event for mixing and mingling with members from other API bar associations while celebrating the holidays with friends and colleagues!

Social Committee: Blankets for Children in Foster Care
Dec
18
1:30 pm13:30

Social Committee: Blankets for Children in Foster Care

  • Davis Polk

Come help us make blankets for the My Stuff Bags Foundation! The blankets are quite easy to make (no craft skills necessary). The blankets will be delivered to the My Stuff Bags Foundation for children who enter foster care after being removed from dangerous situations at home. These children frequently enter foster care, crisis shelters, domestic violence and homeless shelters with nothing of their own. Our blankets may help bring some comfort to these children's lives this winter.

IPR Estoppel: It's Not What It Used to Be
Dec
8
11:30 am11:30

IPR Estoppel: It's Not What It Used to Be

  • Gibson Dunn

Once upon a time, it was understood that a party filing an inter partes review (IPR) would be subject to estoppel with respect to any prior art publication ground that it "raised or reasonably could have raised" in the IPR.  Recent decisions in the Federal Circuit have, however, limited the application of IPR estoppel, and its precise contours are currently the subject of vigorous debate.  How will (and should) courts resolve the scope of estoppel?  What happens if a third-party (e.g., a co-defendant) files a related IPR?  Will the change in law affect a party's ability to obtain a stay?  Come join us for a discussion of these and other related issues.

Non-Traditional Career Paths for JDs
Nov
17
5:30 pm17:30

Non-Traditional Career Paths for JDs

  • McDermott Will & Emery LLP

There are a wide number of career possibilities (both legal and non-legal) for JDs. Join APABA-SV at McDermott Will & Emery LLP on November 17 to listen to a panel of speakers from a variety of careers talk about how they shaped, and why they pursued, their alternative career paths. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception, which will be an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with the panelists and network. Space is limited, so please RSVP here by Tuesday, November 15 if you are interested in attending.