Meet the Leaders # 4: Ms. Karen Cochran

Please join CALOBA (Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area) and WIPLA (Women’s IP Lawyers Association) for the fourth installment of the luncheon seminar series, “MEET THE LEADERS.”  Senior leaders in law practice are invited to share with CALOBA and WIPLA members their experiences and advice.  The fourth installment of this series will take place at Foley & Lardner’s Silicon Valley office, featuring Ms. Karen Cochran, Associate General Counsel at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware.

Time, Venue and Lunch!
When: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, May 28, 2015 (Thursday)
Where: Foley & Lardner LLP, 975 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
No fees are required to participate in this program.  Pre-registration is required.  CALOBA and WIPLA members only.  Please register at:

*Lunch will be provided compliments of Foley & Lardner LLP.

About the Speaker:

Karen Cochran is Associate General Counsel at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, where she leads a legal team supporting the DuPont Industrial Biosciences business.  Karen began her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a chemist at Rhone-Poulenc and Merck & Co, Inc.  After becoming a registered patent attorney, Karen served as in-house patent counsel in both the small start-up and large company settings, including Sonus Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca.

*Chinese American Lawyers of the Bay Area (CALOBA) is a professional organization for attorneys and law students in the Bay Area who speak Chinese 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

*The Women's Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (WIPLA) formed in December 2006 in Palo Alto, California, is one of the first stand-alone organizations dedicated solely to women in intellectual property law. A statement from founders Laura Peter and Deborah Bailey-Wells noted that while women have made great strides in advancing up the ladder in the legal profession, their numbers in the IP area are "alarmingly low." WIPLA's aim is to support and empower women intellectual property practitioners and address the challenges they face. For more information, please go to