405. Complex Litigation: Win the Business and Win the Case
DATE: Saturday, July 22, 2017 TIME: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: City Hall, Committee Room 120
This panel will present a fireside chat-style discussion between Isabella Fu (currently head of worldwide IP litigation at Microsoft, and previously head of all litigation at Intel) and Cyndie Chang (NAPABA President and a partner at Duane Morris specializing in complex litigation) regarding litigation management issues from an in-house perspective as well as an outside counsel perspective.
Managing Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Cyndie M. Chang is the Los Angeles Managing Partner of Duane Morris LLP handling litigation and counseling involving complex business disputes and torts, real estate, trademarks, class actions, insurance coverage, and products liability. She serves as President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and has served as past president of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (SCCLA). She has been named a 2014 Daily Journal Top 100 Women Lawyer in California, a NAPABA 2010 “Best Lawyers under 40”, a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers, and a “2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track” by the Recorder. Best Lawyers Magazine, Spring 2016, profiled Cyndie as one of 15 women in the legal profession leading the charge for achievements in the practice and policy, on both local and national levels. Cyndie graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University and Loyola Law School, LA.
Head of Worldwide IP Litigation, Microsoft
Isabella Fu is Associate General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation, where she is responsible for copyright, trademark, and patent litigation, worldwide. Prior to joining Microsoft, in 2003, Isabella was Director of Litigation at Intel Corporation, where she managed the worldwide litigation function and handled major antitrust and intellectual property matters before courts and regulatory agencies. Before going in-house, Isabella practiced at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Isabella holds a JD from Columbia University and an A.B. in Physics from Harvard-Radcliffe College.