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Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling – Career Advice from GCs/Heads of IP

February 1 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CALOBA's first career development of the year with Asian American GCs and IP heads.

Unlock Your Potential: Join us for an unparalleled networking event at our exclusive CALOBA “GCs/Heads of IP” panel discussion dedicated to the career development of attorneys! Connect with legal leaders in the Bay Area, gain invaluable insights, and build meaningful connections that will propel your career to new heights! This event will also touch upon the dynamic balance between in-house counsels and outside counsels.

Dinner and drinks will be provided courtesy of our sponsors Morgan Lewis and Foley Lardner, as you engage in this enriching experience.

Don’t miss out – the space is limited! Secure your spot and kickstart your new year with a bang by stepping into a future of limitless possibilities!


Linda (Elle) Wu, Head of Biologics IP, US at BeiGene

Panelists (in alphabetical order)

Alex Chen - Head of Patent Litigation at TikTok

Wei Chen - GC at Infoblox

Lawrence Chew - VP and AGC at Varian Medical Systems

Tim Chu - GC and SVP at Harmonic

Chia La - Head of IP at Waymo


Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is proud to be a sponsor of CALOBA and to play host to a discussion on career advancement in Intellectual Property. Morgan Lewis has one of the largest intellectual property practices of any full-service law firm in the world. We are committed to inclusion, diversity and meaningful support, with a number of internal affinity groups that serve as a resource for our lawyers and professional staff, including our Asian American Pacific Islander affinity group. With over 2,200 lawyers in 31 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we provide comprehensive corporate, transactional, litigation, and regulatory services in major industries, including energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, retail and ecommerce, sports, technology, and transportation. Founded in 1873, we stand on the shoulders of more than 150 years of achievement, but we never rest on our reputation.

Foley & Lardner LLP is a proud sponsor and active supporter of CALOBA, with its incredible mission and initiatives. Foley a preeminent law firm that stands at the nexus of the energy, health care and life sciences, innovative technology, and manufacturing sectors. We look beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and act as trusted business advisors to deliver creative, practical, and effective solutions. Our diverse team of 1100 lawyers across 25 offices worldwide partner on the full range of engagements from corporate counsel to intellectual property work and litigation support, providing our clients with a one-team solution to all their needs. For nearly two centuries, Foley has maintained its commitment to the highest level of innovative legal services and to the stewardship of our people, firm, clients, and the communities we serve. We are pleased to partner with companies and organizations ranging from early start-ups to those in the Fortune 50.




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1400 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Palo Alto, CA 94304 US
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