CALOBA|KWM Wine and Plant Event (April 27, 2018)

Do you like Wine and Paint? Then you will LOVE Wine and PLANT!!! Now is your chance to create a living tabletop garden and express your creativity while enjoying great wine and food! You will learn about succulents and easy gardening methods involving glass bowls, colorful moss, sand and rocks. Green thumbs are not required! Plant everything from Zen gardens to quirky terrariums — the sky is the limit! Come and be prepared to enjoy designing the most unique piece of decoration in your living space! Note that Read more…

CALOBA Meet the Leader Luncheon (April 20, 2018)

Our Meet the Leader Luncheon Program Continues in 2018! Join CALOBA for an insightful luncheon discussion with three distinguished GC panelists. Learn about their diverse backgrounds and career path, and bring your questions. This program will be informative to attorneys who are already in-house or considering an in-house career path. Panelists: Albert Chin, GC and Corporate Secretary, GoodData Albert Chin oversees the legal and HR functions at GoodData. Albert’s responsibilities include managing GoodData’s legal and HR teams and advising the company on legal, HR operations, commercial and corporate governance matters. Before Read more…

CALOBA|JunHe Wine Tasting Event (April 3, 2018)

Please join CALOBA for an AMAZING evening of comparative wine tasting! We will be sampling an exclusive collection of premium wines from California, France and beyond. Ever wondered what the difference is between a Cabernet and a Bordeaux, between a Chardonnay and a White Burgundy, or what makes various appellations so special? Come taste for yourself! This will be the ultimate WINE LOVER’S EVENT with tasting, discussion and hopefully a little education about each of our featured wines and their associated growing areas. (We may sneak in some Read more…

CALOBA/Morgan Lewis Panel Discussion: Addressing Challenges for Women at Work (March 15, 2018)

Every day women at work face difficult situations and critical conversations that shape their reputation and career. Want to hear from others how they addressed these important moments? Do you have questions of your own? Our panel of in-house counsels and law firm attorneys are eager to share their stories and experiences. Please join us for an evening with our panelists to discuss how and when to advocate for yourself, assert your position, and give & receive feedback. Submit your own questions at the check-in table for the Read more…

2018 CALOBA Chinese New Year Party (February 13, 2018)

CALOBA cordially invites you to join our Chinese New Year celebration at Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. This year’s theme is “Red” – which symbolizes luck, happiness, and joy in Chinese culture. A $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded to the winner of the best costume with a “red” theme! This event kicks-off CALOBA’s calendar of exciting events in 2018. Come meet other Bay Area attorneys as we ring in an auspicious lunar new year and celebrate the Year of the Read more…

CALOBA Holiday Party 2017 (December 13, 2017)

CALOBA cordially invites you to attend our 2017 holiday party for CALOBA members and friends. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and to reflect on a remarkable year filled with many professional seminars, luncheons, and social events. To celebrate achievements of this year, we will also present awards to outstanding CALOBA members. Additionally, We are excited to present a unique entertainment during the party, in which our members and their family will play a few traditional Chinese musical instruments, such as Erhu and Guzheng. Together, let’s welcome Read more…

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…