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…

CALOBA Employment Law Open Forum (Oct 23rd Sunday)

You’re Invited to CALOBA’s Employment Law Open Forum on October 23, 2016 at 2:30pm at the Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main Street, Milpitas, CA.   This is a free event open to the public. Please invite your friends and family who might be interested!   Does your Company encounter people problems and you need help managing them? Do you ever wonder if you should initiate any legal action against your employer? Do you know what employment attorneys look for when they decide whether to take on a case? Read more…

Small talk 101 for Chinese American Lawyers and Law students (members-only) Oct 4th

Have you ever been in a meeting where inappropriate questions were asked? Have you ever been to a cocktail party but have nothing to say to other participants, especially the Americans? Come join us for an evening of fun skits, Q and A, and informal networking.  Experienced CALOBA members will share tips on how to deal with awkward social situations when interacting with coworkers, supervisors, or clients. Time:  October 4, 2016 Tuesday 6:30-9:00 pm Location: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 1000 Marsh Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025 Reception will Read more…

CALOBA Annual Picnic (September 18, 2016)

Dear CALOBA members, We are thrilled to invite you to CALOBA’s annual picnic on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Baylands Park. We will be at the “Indian Grass 2″ picnic area. Come mingle with fellow attorneys, law students, families, and friends! Event Details Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: Indian Grass 2, Sunnyvale Baylands Park, 999 E Caribbean Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94088 Registration Fee: Free for paid members and their families; $10 for non-members Read more…

Panel Discussion – Emerging Legal Issues in Data Privacy: What Every Lawyer Should Know (August 4, 2016)

With the recent development of data privacy regulations in the EU and US, data privacy and protection is as important as ever for companies big and small. CALOBA has invited privacy experts to share with us tips and insights on this area of law. Topics include, but not limited to, current legal landscape for privacy and data protection, company policies, procedures and compliance, and privacy issued raised by new technologies. Please join us for this exciting panel discussion on August 4th.   Panelists: Aaron Tantleff – Partner at Foley Read more…