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…

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…