Meet the Leaders #6 – Roger Shang and Yujin Sun (3/7 12pm)

Please join CALOBA and Sidley Austin LLP for the sixth installment of the seminar series, “MEET THE LEADERS.”  Senior leaders in law practice are invited to share their experience and advice with CALOBA members.  The sixth “MEET THE LEADERS” will take place at Sidley Austin’s Silicon Valley office.

Come and meet Roger Shang and Yuji Sun, lead in-house lawyers from Alibaba and HP Inc., respectively. Their background and how that relates to their experiences at two storied, iconic hi-tech companies will be gravitating. You will not want to miss their stories and advice. Other topics include differences in legal cultures between U.S. and Chinese companies, transition from outside to inside, what it's like to work for a Chinese company from its U.S. office, and what it's like for a China-born lawyer to break the potential "bamboo-ceiling" at a major U.S. company.

Guest speakers: Roger Shang (Alibaba) and Yuji Sun (HP Inc.)

Moderator: Yabo Lin (Sidley Austin LLP)

When: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, March 7, 2016 (Monday)

Where: Sidley Austin LLP, 1001 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (Building 1)

Thanks to the sponsorship of Sidley Austin LLP, no fees are required to participate in this program.  Pre-registration is required.

*Lunch will be provided, compliments of Sidley Austin LLP.

About the Speakers:

Roger Shang is Senior Legal Director at Alibaba Group.  He jointed Alibaba in 2008 as its first Chief Patent Counsel and oversaw the development of its patent program.  He is now based in Alibaba’s San Mateo office and works on international patent portfolio development, IP licensing and technology collaboration, open source and NPE defense matters.  Prior to joining Alibaba, Roger practiced patent law at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP and Knobbe Martens LLP.  He grew up in Shanghai, China and received his J.D. Degree from NYU.

Yuji Sun is Associate General Counsel at HP Inc. Currently he serves as the primary legal counsel for HP's services and solutions business groups located in Palo Alto, California. At HP, he has provided legal support to various mobile and PC business units and product lines focusing on areas such as complex commercial transactions, cross-border transactions, IP licensing and regulatory matters. Prior to joining HP, Yuji was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he advised hi-tech companies on corporate securities matters and mergers/acquisitions. Before coming to the U.S. 10+ years ago,  Yuji practiced at a PRC law firm and the Shanghai office of a U.S. law firm, representing multinationals doing business in China.  Yuji has law degrees from the U.S. (JD, Northwestern University) and China (LL.B, Fudan University). He is licensed to practice in CA, NY and China (inactive).

Yabo Lin, the founder of our Meet the Leaders Luncheon Series, will again moderate and try to make it enjoyable and rewarding to all. Yabo is a partner at the Palo Alto office of Sidley Austin LLP. He focuses on corporate transactions, including M&A.