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May 5, 2015 Newsletter


May 5, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. Save the Date: IP CLE and Networking Reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO
  2. Minority Bar Coalition Mixer
  3. APABA-SV/SCCBA/KABANC Joint Mixer Hosted at JAMS
  4. AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception
  5. Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation
  6. 2015 Stanford China Law & Policy Conference
  7. Job Opportunities

APABA-SV Congratulates Judge Erika Yew

APABA-SV Congratulates Judge Erika Yew for being honored by the Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association's "John D. Foley Judge of the Year Award"! Judge Yew, along with the Honorable Justice Franklin D. Elia, Hon. Raymond J. Davila, and Hon. Susan R. Bernardini, will be honored at this year's Judge's Night.

Judge Yew has been a longtime supporter of APABA-SV and other minority bar associations, and is an inspiration to aspiring APA attorneys everywhere.

The Judge's Night event will be on May 13, 2015, from 5:00-8:30PM at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel.

For information on how to attend, please visit this link.


Applications Available for the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominations Evaluation

Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015

The State Bar seeks active members of the State Bar, former members of the judiciary, and members of the public who are interested in volunteering to serve on the 2016 Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation (JNE Commission). The application deadline is June 1, 2015. The application form and information on the commission are available from the State Bar’s website at the link below or from the State Bar's Appointments Office:  415/538-2370.

For additional information: Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation.


2015 Stanford China Law & Policy Conference

Sunday, May 17, 2015
9:30AM - 4:00PM

Paul Brest Hall
Stanford University
555 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA, 94305

Entitled “Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics,” this year’s Stanford China Law & Policy Conference will feature discussions related to the various legal implications of a rising China. Specific topic areas include: a comparative discussion over understanding of rules of laws in the US and China; the corporate, regulatory and IP issues facing cross-border transactions by US and Chinese business. The conference is free and open to the public. Because space is limited, registration is required and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP.



Save the Date: APABA-SV IP Committee CLE and Networking Reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO

Thursday, May 21, 2015
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Baker Botts LLP
1001 Page Mill Rd.
Building One, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94304

The IP Committee of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley and Baker Botts present a CLE event and networking reception with Director John Cabeca of the Silicon Valley USPTO.  This free event will be open to all.  More details coming soon!


Minority Bar Coalition Mixer

Wednesday, May 14, 2015
5:30PM - 8:30PM

Everett & Jones BBQ
126 Broadway (near Jack London Square)
Oakland, CA

Come out and mingle with your colleagues at other local minority bar associations while you enjoy great barbeque, sides, and drinks. MBC has reserved a room with a full bar at Everett & Jones in Oakland.

APABA-SV is co-sponsoring this event, which means that admission is free for our members. Other co-sponsors currently include AABA, BWLNC, CHBA, EBLRLA, SFLRLA, CMCP, and WLAC.

Click here to RSVP and/or view more details.

Please click here for the flyer.



Thursday, August 27, 2015
5:30PM - 7:30PM

160 W. Santa Clara St., Ste. 1600
San Jose, CA 95113

Please join the APABA-SV Women In Law Committee (along with the SCCBA Women Lawyers' Section and the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California) for a free networking mixer hosted by JAMS.  This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with colleagues, members of APABA-SV, and members of fellow bar associations. 

To RSVP and for more details, please visit this link.


AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception

Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco, CA

AABA’s Employment Committee invites everyone to the AABA 28th Annual Summer Law Clerk Reception, to be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Hotel Nikko (25th Floor, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco).

The Reception is one of AABA’s most popular events and provides an ideal setting for Bay Area students, summer associates, and law clerks to mingle and connect with API partners! During the Reception, AABA will recognize this year’s summer grant recipient for their dedication to community service and client advocacy.

For more information please contact Elizabeth Loh (eloh@truckerhuss.com) or Naomi Pilchen (npilchen@fenwick.com).

We look forward to seeing you there!


Job Opportunities

Tesla Motors - Multiple Positions Available

About Tesla

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler.  Model S is the world’s first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.

Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline.   Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels.  You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate.  These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world.  Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult.

Chief Counsel - Stationary Storage (Palo Alto-Deer Creek)

We are looking to hire a Chief Counsel – Stationary Storage to serve as the primary attorney for Tesla’s stationary storage efforts, charged with setting and leading the legal strategy and implementation. This individual will also be a member of a cross functional business team that evaluates and defines new stationary storage opportunities across worldwide markets. This position will report directly to the Deputy General Counsel of the Tesla Legal team.

For more details about this role and to apply, please click here.

Corporate Counsel, Commercial (Fremont)

Tesla Motors is looking for an experienced Commercial Attorney to join our legal team. In this role, you will support business teams on a variety of commercial transactions and negotiations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience with supply agreements, license/technology agreements, equipment purchase and lease agreements, and other transactional documents.  A background that incorporates a mixture of law firm and in-house experience is ideal.  A strong background in all facets of commercial law is required, and experience handling commercial contract disputes and intellectual property is strongly preferred.

For more details about this role and to apply, please click here.

Employment Counsel (Palo Alto-Deer Creek)

The employment counsel will support the Associate General Counsel responsible for leading Tesla Legal Team’s labor and employment matters globally.  This is a great opportunity to support and enable the transformation of Tesla’s HR team into an indispensable strategic business partner.  You must be confident (but humble), have a sense of humor, and passionate about helping our HR team grow, scale, and thrive.  You will work with the HR teams to enable their success, and you will have the opportunity to work and influence every part of Tesla in a positive way.

For more details about this role and to apply, please click here.


For current job postings, please visit the Job Opportunities page on the APABA-SV site.


Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley
P.O. Box 1741 | Fremont | California 94538 | apabasv@gmail.com