In-House and Law Firm Mixer with Chocolate and Wine (Sept 19, 2017)

We are thrilled to invite you to CALOBA's next fun social mixer – our first ever Wine and Chocolate pairing event!!! We have invited The Chocolate Garage of Palo Alto to offer some of the best chocolates from around the world which will be paired with fine wine and liquors from California and beyond. A chocolate specialist will further enlighten us about the path from cacao to chocolate and guide our pairing event. We will also be promoting CALOBA’s Event of the Year, our upcoming General Counsel Roundtable in October!

We look forward to seeing you for a night of delicious chocolate and wine!!

Many thanks to our sponsors Alston & Bird and Sidley Austin, and to Varian Medical Systems for hosting this event!



Tue, September 19, 2017

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT



Varian Medical Systems Inc.

3100 Hansen Way

Palo Alto, CA 94304


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Organizers of CALOBA In-House and Law Firm Mixer with Chocolate and Wine:


Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) is a professional organization for attorneys and law students in the Bay Area who are Chinese speaking or have a keen interest in Chinese law.  Through our events, members and guests can network, develop professional skills, and share knowledge and ideas regarding a variety of topics, including the practice of law in the Bay Area and in China. For more information, please go to For membership sign-up, please go to

About Alston & Bird 

Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy.  The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on Fortune magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 18 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States.  The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. For more information, please go to

About Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin is a premier law firm with a practice highly attuned to the ever-changing international landscape. The firm has built a reputation for being an adviser to businesses around the world, with more than 1,900 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide. Our lawyers in Northern California provide pragmatic, high-level legal services to businesses in Silicon Valley and across the globe with a focus on the technology, life sciences, and financial services sectors. Our clients span all stages of the corporate lifecycle, from ground-breaking start-ups to multinational Fortune 500 companies. More than 110 lawyers in our San Francisco and Palo Alto offices work seamlessly with each other as well as with colleagues across the globe in the firm’s other offices located in the world’s key business centers. For more information, please go to

About Varian

Varian Medical Systems’ mission is to focus energy on saving lives. To meet this challenge, we equip the world with new tools for fighting cancer. Since the 1950s we have been producing tools that harness the power of X-ray energy to benefit humankind. Our history is one of pioneering developments in the fields of radiotherapy, radiosurgery, X-ray tube technology, digital image detectors, cargo screening, and non-destructive testing. Today, we have a robust product portfolio and long-standing relationships with many of the world’s leading clinicians. As Varian continues to grow, our staff of over 6,600 people in 70 sales and support offices around the globe is developing innovative, cost-effective solutions that help make the world a healthier place. For more information, please go to