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…

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…