Announcement: Former CALOBA President Carol Leung Wins Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) Unity Award

Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) congratulates Carol Leung, the immediate past president of CALOBA, for winning the Minority Bar Coalition (MBC) Unity Award of 2017. Carol worked tirelessly as the President of CALOBA during her term, 2015-2016.  She was instrumental in developing CALOBA into a robust organization that it is today.   Carol is an inspiration to us all. Congratulation, Carol! Carol is an experienced in-house counsel specializing in commercial contracts and data privacy. She also supports the product and marketing teams on IP, compliance and general Read more…

Will Oil States End IPR: A Mock Supreme Court Argument (November 14, 2017)

Does inter partes review—an adversarial process used by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to analyze the validity of existing patents—violate the Constitution by extinguishing private property rights through a non-Article III forum without a jury? The program will be presented as a two party argument before a panel of mock justices, and will address the following topics: Does the AIA’s IPR procedure violate Article 3? Are patents public or private rights? Does the AIA’s IPR procedure violate the 7th Amendment? If you are interested in participating as a litigator Read more…

CALOBA’s Event of the Year – GC Roundtable, presented by the CALOBA In-House Committee (Oct 25, 2017)

CALOBA is excited to bring you our General Counsel (GC) roundtable event.  Our distinguished panel of top legal counsel will share their experiences at the helm of some of the top technology companies. Come hear insights from our diverse set of panelists on getting to the GC role, leading a legal team, and effective engagement and interaction with your outside counsel.  This is a great opportunity for in-house counsel, outside counsel, and anyone interested in the top legal positions.   Panelists (in alphabetical order): Mary Fuller – General Counsel, ASSIA Read more…

In-House and Law Firm Mixer with Chocolate and Wine (Sept 19, 2017)

We are thrilled to invite you to CALOBA’s next fun social mixer – our first ever Wine and Chocolate pairing event!!! We have invited The Chocolate Garage of Palo Alto to offer some of the best chocolates from around the world which will be paired with fine wine and liquors from California and beyond. A chocolate specialist will further enlighten us about the path from cacao to chocolate and guide our pairing event. We will also be promoting CALOBA’s Event of the Year, our upcoming General Counsel Roundtable Read more…

CALOBA Annual Picnic (August 19, 2017)

We are thrilled to invite you to CALOBA’s annual picnic on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Baylands Park. We will be at the “Bay Breeze 1″ picnic area. Come mingle with fellow attorneys, law students, families, and friends! Event Details  Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Bay Breeze 1, Sunnyvale Baylands Park, 999 E Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Registration Fee: Free for paid members and their families; $10 for non-members Parking: $6 per car   To help Read more…

Dressing the Part 101 for Chinese American Lawyers and Law students (August 5, 2017)

What do you wear to meet law firm partners and coworkers at a baseball game, on the golf course, or at a fundraising gala? Have you had to meet a client at the airport once you arrived from flying 12 hours? As a legal professional, it is important to present yourself in a professional manner for any type of business or social event. Professional attire and proper interactions with coworkers, supervisors, or clients are so important in our business casual work environment in the Silicon Valley. This is Read more…

Announcement: Membership Fees Increase Starting July 1st, 2017

After obtaining approval from the Board, the Executive Team has decided to increase CALOBA membership fees on July 1st, 2017. The new membership fees are $300, $60, and $30 for lifetime membership, annual professional membership, and annual student membership, respectively. CALOBA is a volunteer-based organization, and members of the Executive Team and the Board take no compensation. All membership dues are dedicated to members’ networking opportunities and professional development. Before July 1st, 2017, you may join CALOBA at the current membership fees (at $200, $40, and $20 for Read more…

CALOBA’s 2017 Mid-Year Event – Chinese Companies in the U.S.: Navigating the Legal Systems (May 3, 2017)

“What are the first advises you would give to a Chinese company wanting to expand to the US?”; “Once in the US, what legal expertise Chinese companies mostly need in their operations?”; “With nationalism on the rise in the US, how do you advocate for your companies or your Chinese clients in the US?”; “What is the trend of Chinese companies expanding to the US? Hi-tech, consumer products, or others?” These were some of the questions discussed by the panelists at CLOBAL’s May 3rd event – “Chinese Companies Read more…

Estate Planning: Making Plans for the Future (June 29, 2017)

Estate planning is about protecting yourself and your family as life changing events occur.  Who do you want to be in charge of your finances and assets if you become disabled?  How you want your assets to be distributed when you pass away?  Who and how you want your loved ones to be taken cared of?  Learn from a group of experienced financial advisors and estate planning attorneys about estate planning alternatives and strategies to protect your assets.  There will be a question and answer portion at the Read more…

Beer Tasting and Happy Hour: Celebration for CALOBA’s In House Committee (June 14, 2017)

Please join CALOBA for a kickoff celebration of the new CALOBA In-House Committee!! The event will take place at Eureka in Mountain View, offering a great Happy Hour atmosphere and the best of American craft brewing. Eureka’s famous BEER SAMPLERS allow us all to try the many different beers available! Plus, we will have a special guest from the law firm of Zhong Lun, in Beijing, to share first hand experiences of IP litigation in China. Come out and join the fun!! Drinks and appetizers will be provided, Read more…