Career Panels for Attorneys and Law Students with Chinese Background (03/13/2011)

The Career Panel for attorneys and law students with Chinese background (basically those who grew up in China thus have to overcome language and cultural barrier here) is finally happening. About 20 different panelists from big firms, small firms, in house, and in alternative career tracks will speak at this event. These are lawyers with Chinese background who have succeeded in the U.S. It is a great opportunity to learn and to network. As of noon on 3/12/2010, approximately 100 persons have registered for the event.

Time:  Saturday, 3/13/2011, 11:30am - 5:00 pm.  Lunch and soft drinks will be provided.
Location:  Fenwick & West, Mountain View office, 801 California St., corner of Castro and California in Mountain View downtown, First Floor.
Registration: Email   Please provide your full name in your registration email.

Active CALOBA members (members who paid membership fee after 1/1/2009): as long as you register before 3/11 Thursday at 12 noon, this event is FREE.   If you drop in, it is $5.00.

Non-members, pre-registration is $5 and drop in is $10.

Please note that we encourage pre-registration so that we can have the right amount of food and drinks prepared.  We will waive fees for students or those who are in between jobs upon request.

Please use  for pre-registration payment via PayPal.

Due to the number of the panelists speaking at this event, we plan to introduce them quickly so there will be more time for questions and answers.  To save paper and protect the environment, CALOBA will only print a limited number of biographies and pass them around at the event, but that will not be sufficient if each attendees read them for the first time on site.  Please review the biography information of the panelist of your interest before the program. In addition, not all panelist will be present for the entire duration of the event.  We strongly encourage that the attendees formulate the questions and email them to Zheng (Jen) Liu ahead of time so that we can cover as many common questions as possible during the program.

Panel topic & time Primary speakers Practice Moderator
11:30-12:00 Registration    

US Big Firm

James Li, Partner, Greenberg Traurig IP litigation & business litigation Zheng Liu (Orrick) 


Yabo Lin, Partner, Sonnenschein corporate practice, venture capital, Asia Pacific practice
Limin Zheng, Associate, Fish & Richardson IP litigation
Xiao Jian, Associate, Morrison & Forrester patent prosecution
12:45 -1:30In-House Jessica Zhou, General Counsel, Canadian Solar capital market, M & A, venture capital, corporate governance Ben Wang (Celera)
Steven Cui, Of Counsel, Jones Day, formerly Genentech patent procurement, technology transfer, portfolio management
Wei Chen, Senior Corporate Counsel, M & A, strategic investments & public securities
Break 1:30-1:45
1:45-2:30Small Firm/Solo Weiqun E, Owner, formerly Law Office of Weiqun E corporate, immigration Weiqun E 
Dezhan Li, Owner, Law Office of Dezhan Li real estate, bankruptcy
Bing Rui, Owner, US-China Law Group corporate, international, commercial litigation
Ashley Jiang, Owner, Law Offices of Danning Jiang commercial & IP litigation
2:30-3:15China Weiqun E, BYD Ltd. corporate Ben Wang (Celera)
Steven Cui, Of counsel, Jones Day - Beijing patent procurement, technology transfer, portfolio management
Ju Deng, Associate, Pillsbury, formerly Hogan & Hartson - Shanghai corporate, securities
Alex Wei Zhang, King & Wood patent preparation, prosecution, counseling & litigation
3:15-4:00Alternative Career Track RoseAnn Rotandaro, Virtual Law Partners corporate, SEC compliance, M & A, venture capital Zheng Liu (Orrick)
Adam Lin, Virtual Law Partners corporate, securities and Asia
Christina Jiang, VP, U.S. China IP Agency IP
Lin Sun-Hoffman, Chief Advisor for Asia, BIO, formerly USPTO patent
4:00- 5:00 Networking