President’s Announcement – CALOBA Forms In-house Committee (April 13, 2017)

On behalf of Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA), it is my honor to announce CALOBA’s new In-house Committee.  The In-house Committee will be a great platform for in-house lawyers to connect and network with each other.  It is an elite and closed group that is only open to in-house lawyers. The Committee is chaired by Lawrence Kong, Senior IP Counsel at Amgen, and has members from a diverse range of companies including Amgen, Alibaba, Baidu, BMS, Genentech, Huawei, Lam Research, LinkedIn, Marvell, Oracle, ZTE, and Read more…

Meet the Leader Luncheon: Professor Frank H. Wu (May 10, 2017)

CALOBA welcomes you to its Meet the Leader Luncheon on May 10, 2017! For our first 2017 Meet the Leader luncheon, we are honored to have Distinguished Professor Frank Wu of UC Hastings join us as the speaker. This is a rare opportunity to interact with Professor Wu in an informal setting, so please RSVP! DATE AND TIME Wed, May 10, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT LOCATION Sidley Austin LLP 1001 Page Mill Road, Building 1 Palo Alto, CA 94304 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-leader-luncheon-professor-frank-h-wu-tickets-33264378652 About the Speaker: Frank H. Read more…

Chinese Companies in the US: Navigating the Legal Systems (May 3, 2017)

Chinese companies have been accelerating their investment in the U.S. According to Mergermarket, Chinese companies invested $53.9 billion into the U.S. in 2016 alone, a 360% surge from 2015. With rapidly increasing investment in the U.S., Chinese companies in the U.S. must navigate the legal systems of both the United States and China. How have they fared, and more importantly, how can they improve? Please join our panel of distinguished attorneys as they share their insights from working within preeminent Chinese companies or advising as outside counsel for Read more…

CALOBA Wine ‘n Paint! (April 27, 2017)

Join CALOBA for a fun evening of wine and paint! Try your hand at re-creating “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh while sipping your favorite wine and snacking on some yummy appetizers. You’ll be led through the entire creative process one step at a time by a professional artist. No artistic experience is necessary, and if you’re like most of us, more wine means better art! All materials are included and you will take home your own artwork. Come out and join the fun!! Wine and appetizers will Read more…

Finding Your Path – Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Law (March 30, 2017)

Where are the women in law? While making up almost 50% of junior level legal positions, women remain underrepresented in senior positions. Do you stay up late at night worrying about how to fulfill the hopes and obligations of family while advancing your career? Did you ever struggle with moving forward in your career and searching for available options? You are not alone. Many women in law have had these struggles, found their answers, and they are eager to share. Please join us for an evening with our Read more…

CALOBA Announces a New Executive Team

Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) announces a new Executive Team for 2017. Many thanks to the outgoing 2016 Executive Team members for their service and contributions. The new 2017 Executive Team is led by the new President Linda Wu, and Vice Presidents Harry Wang and Yvonne Ho. Linda Wu said, “We have an awesome Executive Team for 2017, and we look forward to making this a great year for CALOBA!” The Executive Team is responsible for planning this year’s professional and networking events and promoting Read more…

Chinese New Year Celebration – Theme: Shanghai 1920’s (2/2/17)

CALOBA, along with Chofn IP and Baidu USA, cordially invites you to join us for a Chinese New Year celebration on Thursday evening, February 2, 2017, at Baidu USA in Sunnyvale. “Shanghai in the 1920’s” is the theme of this party and an award of $50 Amazon gift card will go to the winner of the best costume. It should be a lot of fun! As the first event of 2017, it is a great opportunity to meet and greet with CALOBA board members, the new executive team, Read more…

CALOBA Holiday Mixer 2016 (Dec 8th 5:30-8pm)

Dear CALOBA Members:   It has been a great year for CALOBA with professional seminars, luncheons, and social events. In appreciation of your participation and support, CALOBA cordially invites you to attend our holiday mixer for CALOBA members and friends. Light dinner will be provided, courtesy of Sheppard Mullin.   Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016 Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm Location: Sheppard Mullin, 379 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Fees: Free for members. $5 for non-members Please RSVP through this link About CALOBA Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) is a professional organization for American attorneys and Read more…

Orrick/CALOBA Joint Event: Hot Button Topic: How The Landmark New Civil Trade Secret Law Affects You (Dec 6th)

Trade secret litigation is increasingly a hot button issue for Chinese Americans.  In recent years, we saw increased criminal prosecutions against Chinese American individuals and Chinese companies for criminal theft of trade secrets.  While those concerns still remain, in May 2016, a new era dawned in trade secrets litigation with the enactment of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the first federal civil misappropriation of trade secrets law.  DTSA has significant implications for employees and multinational employers because this new law confers on U.S. federal courts jurisdiction over Read more…

CALOBA and AABA Joint Luncheon in San Francisco (Oct 14th)

Join CALOBA and AABA for a joint luncheon in SF! Enjoy some delicious dim sum with great friends. Please register by Wednesday, October 12th so we can get a headcount for a reservation.   Friday, October 14th, 2016 12:00pm Yank Sing Restaurant 49 Stevenson Street, San Francisco CA 94105   If you have question about this lunch gathering, please contact Jason Yee at jyee005@gmail.com. Please note that the lunch cost is not covered by the event organizers. The attendees will split the cost. Thanks.   About CALOBA Chinese Read more…