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 panelists to discuss what they’ve learned and discovered, and how their stories can help you forge your own path.


Portia Ku, Partner at O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Eileen O'Pray, Tax Counsel at Intel Corporation
Hope Lewis, CEO at MORE Health, Inc. 
Xinying Valerian, Senior Litigation Counsel at Sanford Heisler, LLP


Moderator: Chen Ye, Associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP


Thursday, March 30, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A reception will be held immediately following the panel discussion.


Shearman & Sterling LLP
1460 El Camino Real, 2nd Floor, Menlo Park, California
(Underground parking available)


Cost: Free for CALOBA paid members; $10 for non-CALOBA members





Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) "湾区华人律师协会" is a non-profit mutual benefit organization of mostly Chinese-speaking attorneys, law students and other professionals. The mission of the organization is to facilitate mutual understanding and dialog of U.S. and Chinese laws between the legal professionals of two countries. As the economies of the U.S. and China are increasingly intertwined, lawyers on both sides are collaborating to assist a greater flow of cross-border transactions to enable the two countries to prosper together with the aid of each other. For more information, please go to



Shearman & Sterling is a leading international law firm with 20 offices globally.  It has been advising many of the world's leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and governmental organizations for more than 140 years.  Shearman & Sterling is consistently ranked “top tier” for capital markets, M&A, international arbitration, real estate, asset management, funds and projects in leading directories. As one of the first global law firms to enter the Bay Area and China legal markets, Shearman & Sterling has long been dedicated to supporting all of the legal needs of companies looking to do business in the Bay Area and in China.  With the scope of its transactional experience, Shearman & Sterling advises strategic and financial buyers and sellers and financial advisors on large scale transformational matters and is often involved in some of the largest and most complex domestic and cross-border transactions.  For more information, please go to



Sanford Heisler, LLP is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C, San Francisco and San Diego. The Firm specializes in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, employee benefits, predatory lending, whistleblower, consumer fraud, False Claims Act (qui tam), consumer fraud, financial elder abuse, 401(K) (ERISA) matters, actions brought under Dodd Frank, SEC whistleblower matters, and other claims. Along with a focus on class actions, the firm also represents individuals and has achieved great successes in representing executives, attorneys and managers in contract and employment disputes throughout the United States. For more information, please go to