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June 16, 2015 Newsletter


June 16, 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue...

  1. APABA-SV Volunteer Opportunity: Arastradero Preserve Cleanup
  2. APABA-SV IP Committee: 2014-2015 IP Cases that Every IP Attorney Should Know
  3. Insider Tips from General Counsel: Developing Business Relationships and In-House Careers
  4. Annual Reception Honoring Unsung Heroes: APABA Silicon Valley Congratulates Sallie Kim!
  5. APABA Silicon Valley's 30th Anniversary Gala @ Levi's Stadium: Call for Silent Auction/Raffle Donations
  6. KABA-NC Mixer
  7. Job Opportunities
APABA Silicon Valley's 30th Anniversary Gala @ Levi's Stadium: Call for Silent Auction/Raffle Donations!

We are proud to announce that our 30th Anniversary Gala will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Levi's 501 Club Lounge in Levi's Stadium.  This year, we will be hosting a silent auction and raffle at the event.  Proceeds will support APABA-SV's scholarship program.

We are seeking donation items in the following categories: travel, dining, event tickets, gift cards, wine/food, sports memorabilia, etc.  If you or anyone you know would like to make a donation, please contact the APABA Silicon Valley Gala Co-Chairs.

Thank you for your continued support of APABA Silicon Valley!


Allison Mizushima (allison.mizushima@gmail.com)

Isabella Shin (isabella.shin@gmail.com)


Thursday, June 18, 2015
6:00PM - 9:00PM

Indo Restaurant and Lounge
3295 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Come mingle with legal professionals and law students, and find out more about KABANC! We hope that our SiliconValley and South Bay members can make this event. Appetizers will be provided!

RSVP required

APABA Silicon Valley Civil Rights/Community Service Committee Volunteer Opportunity: Arastradero Preserve Cleanup

Saturday, June 20, 2015
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Arastradero Preserve Cleanup
1530 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Come volunteer with the Civil Rights/Community Service Committee on Saturday, June 20, 2015 with Acterra from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the scenic Arastradero Preserve!

Acterra (http://www.acterra.org/) is an environmental education and action non profit serving the Silicon Valley. Volunteers help with habitat restoration, carbon reduction, and other programs.

Please bring a reusable water bottle and dress for outdoor work (study closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a hat are recommended). Everything else and a light snack is provided. This will be a great opportunity to spend time outdoors in the beautiful Arastradero nature preserve and meet fellow APABA members.

RSVP here!

APABA Silicon Valley IP Committee Presents: 2014-2015 IP Cases that Every IP Attorney Should Know

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
11:30AM - 1:00PM
(Registration begins at 11:30 AM. Program starts at 12 PM)

Morrison & Foerster LLP
755 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304


  • Richard Hung, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Esther Kim, Senior Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP

This event is sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP.

Registration required.  Please RSVP to ip@apabasv.com before June 23, 2015.

This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one (1.0) hour towards General Substantive Law.  The Asian Pacific Bar Association of the Silicon Valley certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

Insider Tips from General Counsel: Developing Business Relationships and In-House Careers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
5:00PM - 6:00PM (Panel Discussion); 6:00PM - 8:00PM (Reception)

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

The Baker Botts Global Women’s Forum presents a “Summer Spotlight on Success” panel of General Counsels, including Kelly Tullier (GC of Visa), John Kuo (GC of Varian Medical Systems), Jan Kang (GC of AOptix), and Brian Cabrera (GC of nVIDIA).

This high-profile panel will discuss topics of interest and relevance to both in-house attorneys and law firm attorneys: how GCs decide whether to give work to outside counsel, plus tips on developing business relationships and pitching for business; and how GCs hire supporting in-house counsel, plus tips on networking to get on the insider track for in-house positions.

Co-sponsors and supporters of this event include:

-          the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley (Women-in-Law Committee);

-          the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (Women’s Committee);

-          the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (Women’s Committee);

-          the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (South Asian Women Attorney Network);

-          the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California;

-         the Black Women Lawyers of Northern California;

-          the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California (Women’s Committee); and

-          the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.

1.0 Hour of General CLE Credit is pending approval.


Annual Reception Honoring Unsung Heroes: APABA Silicon Valley Congratulates 2015 Unsung Hero Sallie Kim!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Fallon House Gardens
175 W. St. John Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Each year the Diversity Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association presents the Unsung Heroes Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations in our community, regardless of ethnicity, who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to encouraging the advancement of minorities in the legal profession or promoting equal access to the administration of justice for individuals.

Come join the bench and bar this summer in recognizing individuals who exemplify Unsung Heroes. This event will leave you inspired and re-energized to give back to our legal community.

The 2015 Unsung Heroes are:

Sallie Kim, GCA Law Partners LLP

Katie Zoglin, Sr. Deputy City Attorney

APABA Silicon Valley proudly nominated Sallie Kim for the 2015 Unsung Hero award for her selfless devotion to APABA's scholarship program.  Her efforts have helped numerous law students fund their legal education and we are thrilled that she is being recognized for her long-time participation and leadership in APABA Silicon Valley's scholarship program.

Please join us in congratulating Sallie Kim for her achievement. This event is free of charge. Registration begins at 5:30PM.

RSVP Required: please CLICK HERE.

Job Opportunities

Securities & Exchange Commission: Securities Litigation Attorney

The San Francisco Regional Office of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission has several openings for an attorney within the Enforcement staff.  Preferred candidates should have at least 3-5 years of law firm, government or other similar experience in securities litigation, complex business litigation or federal financial regulatory matters.  Duties of an Enforcement staff attorney include investigating possible civil securities law violations, developing evidence, recommending actions to the Commission, drafting pleadings and leading, co-chairing, or assisting trials and administrative proceedings.  Salary range is $112,562 to $185,111 DOE.  Application deadline is June 9, 2015.  Mail resume to:  Martha Dewing, US SEC, 44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2800, San Francisco, CA 94104.  The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse workforce.

US Department of Justice: Various Positions Available

If you are interested in working for an organization that does not currently have a vacancy, you may submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and highlighting your relevant experience to that organization.

Vacancies available at: http://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/attorneys-vacancies


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