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NAPABA offers committees and networks the opportunity to host a webinar on a range of topics. Interested in hosting a webinar? Sign-up here. Please submit a form at least 3-4 weeks before your proposed webinar date. All submissions are subject to review. Once approved an email confirmation will be sent to the organizer listed in the submission form.


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Upcoming Webinars


Who is Translating for AAPI Communities During COVID-19?

June 4, 2020 | 3:00-4:00 PM ET/ NOON-1:00 PM PT

The COVID-19 health crisis highlighted a critical gap in getting timely, in-language information to immigrant and limited English proficient (LEP) communities. Community organizations have been forced to step in to produce translation for government agencies amid rapidly changing rules and guidance. How can we ensure our communities receive the most accurate and up-to-date information in a manner that is accessible?

During this webinar, we will discuss the legal basis for language access rights, the importance of filing complaints with government agencies regarding failures/shortfalls in providing language support to LEP individuals, and walk through the complaints process. Join us to learn more about how you can support improving language access for our communities!

Presented by the NCAPA Civil Rights Committee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, NAPABA, and SAALT


  • Joann Lee, Special Counsel for Language Justice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Marita Etcubanez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Navdeep Singh, Policy Director, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Lakshmi Sridaran, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together


Is there Business Interruption/Loss of Income Coverage for COVID-19 Damages?

June 11, 2020 | 4:00-5:00 PM ET

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has unalterably impacted families, businesses, and communities throughout the world resulting in, for many, devastating loss. One aspect of the damage suffered by many is loss to business and of business income, which has resulted in a significant insurance coverage litigation and related governmental legislative and regulatory activity over this past year concerning business interruption coverage. Panelists will provide an examination of various insurance coverage issues arising out of the explosion of COVID-19 litigation, from the viewpoints of both policyholders and insurance companies, a walk-through of some of the lawsuits pending across the country, and an overview of the relevant governmental and regulatory actions initiated in response to COVID-19.

Presented by NAPABA Solo and Small Firms Network & Insurance Law Committee 


  • Deborah Yue, Law Office of Deborah Yue LLC, Westlake, Ohio
  • Spencer Y. Kook, Hinshaw Culbertson, Los Angeles, California
  • Debbie Sines Crockett, Cheffy Passidomo, P.A., Tampa & Naples, Florida

Archived Webinars View recordings of past webinars.


Alternative Facts: A Panel Discussion

May 26, 2020

NAPABA is proud to present an exclusive panel discussion on the award-winning documentary feature film, Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066. The documentary is about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. Honorable Mention for 2020 ABA Silver Gavel Award, the film sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. It also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant and religious communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

Register for the webinar and you'll receive a complimentary link in your confirmation email to watch the documentary before the panel!


  • Sharon A. Sakamoto, Retired Legal Luminary
  • Donald Tamaki, Managing Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
  • Helen Zia, Civil Rights Activist and Author


NAPABA’s General Counsel Webinar Series | Presented by AABANY

May 21, 2020

The panel plans to cover a wide range of topics from advice to aspiring general counsel, crisis management with a focus on the response to the pandemic, collaboration with the board and c-suite, demonstrating legal department value from a quantitative and qualitative perspective, leveraging legal technology, enhancing the compliance function, diversity and inclusion initiative (internally and externally with outside counsel) and maximizing the value that outside counsel brings to companies.

Presented by AABANY


  • Damien Atkins, The Hershey Company
  • Peter Beshar, Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Elisa Garcia, Macy’s 
  • David Hymann, General Counsel, Netflix
  • Alan Tse, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)
  • David Yawman, PepsiCo, Inc.


  • Michael C. Wu, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Madewell


Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Family Law

May 14, 2020

Solo and small firm lawyers often serve as the gatekeepers for their clients. In that role, solo and small firm lawyers are often asked to spot issues outside their field and provide referrals to their clients. In this webinar, you will learn about ten key family law issues that could bedevil your clients. Today’s speaker, Steve Yoda, is a former NAPABA Best Under 40 winner, and a leading family law expert recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leader in his field.

Presented by: NAPABA Solo & Small Firm Network


  • Steven K. Yoda, Partner, Walzer Melcher LLP


NAPABA’s General Counsel Webinar Series | Presented by Presented by APABA-DC, APABA-MD, APABA-VA, APALSA GWU and APALSA Georgetown

May 8, 2020

Please join our selection of In-House Counsel Executives as they discuss the challenges and solutions they've found during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Presented by: APABA-DC, APABA-MD, APABA-VA, APALSA GWU, and APALSA Georgetown


  • Michael Bisignano, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, ServiceMaster
  • Navid Haghighi, Vice President & General Counsel, Verizon International Operations, Regulatory & Policy
  • Curtis Lu, General Counsel, FTI Consulting
  • Dean A. Manson, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, EchoStar Corporation
  • Karyn A. Temple, Senior Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel,Motion Picture Association


  • Michael Wu, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Madewell


COVID-19’s Impact on Life Insurance and Family Law – Understanding Insurance Pitfalls and New Application Changes, and Navigating Divorce and Marital Disputes

April 30, 2020 | 2-3 PM ET

COVID-19 is impacting every family. This program will discuss life insurance needs, pitfalls to avoid during the plan design process, and the rapid application changes at this time. In addition, for some families, stay-at-home orders have caused or exacerbated marital troubles. For those for whom divorce is becoming an increasing reality, this program will provide a road map of the divorce process – how it works, what issues can arise, and what potential complexities to be mindful of.


  • Tony Yu, DSG Business, Tax, & Wealth Planning, President
  • Steven Yoda, Walzer Melcher LLP, Partner


Learning, Sustaining, and Embracing the New Normal During the COVID 19 Pandemic: Affiliate Leaders Share Their Challenges 

April 29, 2020 | Noon-1 PM ET

In the midst of a pandemic crisis, NAPABA's affiliates face unprecedented challenges in fundraising, membership engagement, communications and advocacy. Hear three leaders discuss the obstacles they encounter in serving their bar associations and their communities while managing their professional and personal lives.


  • John Hamasaki, President of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Margaret Ling, Development Director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Gary Zhao, President of the Asian American Bar Association of Chicago & Treasurer of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


  • Bridgette Y. Ahn, Vice-President for Membership, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association & Past President, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York


Estate Planning 101 – Wills, Trusts, & Health Care Directives

April 24, 2020 | 

COVID-19 has raised a lot of fears and concerns over the unknown. It's important, especially in times of crisis, to think about estate planning so that you can be organized and prepared for worst case scenarios, including disability and death. Discussing estate planning with your loved ones while you are alive and well is a really good way to have open communication about important decisions and to ensure that you and your loved ones will be taken care of if something happens to you. Join us for an overview of wills, trusts, and disability documents and how you can best leave a legacy for your loved ones through effective estate planning.


  • Stephanie A.H. Louie, Associate Attorney at Bloomquist Law, PLLC, an estate planning firm in Austin, Texas
  • Lucy K. Park, Partner in the Chicago office of Perkins Coie LLP

Written Materials


Top 10 Things Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Family Law

May 14, 2020 | 4 PM ET

Solo and small firm lawyers often serve as the gatekeepers for their clients. In that role, solo and small firm lawyers are often asked to spot issues outside their field and provide referrals to their clients. In this webinar, you will learn about ten key family law issues that could bedevil your clients. Today’s speaker, Steve Yoda, is a former NAPABA Best Under 40 winner, and a leading family law expert recognized by Chambers and Partners as a leader in his field.

Presented by: NAPABA Solo & Small Firm Network


  • Steven K. Yoda, Partner, Walzer Melcher LLP


Coronavirus Relief for the Individual – CARES Act and Other Public Assistance Programs

April 23, 2020 

The CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, and other programs offer relief and expanded benefits to many individuals to help them weather the financial impact of the coronavirus. Learn what these laws do, what is in the pipeline, and how individuals can take advantage, so you can advise your clients and support those in need.


  • Brenton Inouye, Managing Attorney, API Community Outreach, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
  • Joann Lee, Managing Attorney, Special Counsel on Language Justice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
  • Josephine Lee, Staff Attorney, Economic Stability, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
  • Vincent Tong, Principal, Tong Law
  • Agatha Schmaedick Tan, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)

Written Materials


Coronavirus Relief for Small Businesses – The CARES Act & Paycheck Protection for Your Firm and Small Businesses

April 21, 2020 

The CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program, and other programs offer relief to thousands of small businesses around the country so they can stay afloat. Learn what these laws do, what is in the pipeline, and how companies can take advantage, so you can advise your clients, help your small firm, and other AAPI small businesses.


  • Yankun Guo, Partner, Goldstein McClintock
  • Joon Hwang, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Louise K. Y. Ing, Partner, Dentons
  • Rich Williams, Partner, Dentons
  • Carrie Xu, associate, Dentons
  • Arlene Yang, Partner, Brown Law Group

Written Materials


Finding Ease During Uncertainty

April 14, 2020 | 1-1:30 PM ET

It's a stressful and anxious time for many. You may be overwhelmed trying to figure out how to work from home, manage childcare, care for elderly parents, and worry about what's ahead. Please join Jeena Cho, attorney, and author of the best-selling book, "The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation" on Tuesday, April 14, at 10:00 AM PDT for a live Zoom session. In 20-minutes, Jeena will share tools for relaxing the anxious brain, practices for returning to homeostasis and lead you in a short guided meditation. 

Presented by the APABA Silicon Valley and NAPABA D&I Committees. Co-Sponsored by the NAPABA Wellness Committee


  • Jeena Cho, attorney, and author of the best-selling book: The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation 


Pandemic and Acts of Hate Against Asian Americans: From Past to Present

April 3, 2020 

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to an upsurge in violence and racial harassment against Asian Americans, and a rise in racially charged remarks from politicians, including the White House. What lessons from our past inform our present?  In the San Francisco bubonic plague epidemic of 1900, a race-based inoculation plan and quarantine was enforced against Chinese residents.  This was but just one example of a long and unfortunate history of racial scapegoating. Learn how race has been used in the arena of public health, how you can right discrimination, and how states and the federal government can help. 

Presented by the NAPABA Civil Rights Committee & the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)


  • Chris M. Kwok, NAPABA Dispute Resolution Co Chair, AABANY Issue Chair
  • Prof. Gabriel “Jack” Chin - UC Davis Law School
  • Harpreet Singh Mokha - US DOJ - Community Relations Service
  • Rahat N. Babar - Special Counsel to the Governor of New Jersey; Chair, NAPABA Civil Rights Committee




Meeting a New Challenge – Effective Lawyering in the Wake of COVID-19

April 1, 2020 

Being an effective lawyer in today’s environment means you need more than knowledge and experience in the old system.  Things are changing rapidly;  as the uncertainty continues, it is critical to take care of your personal capacity to provide advice, counsel, and leadership.

As API attorneys, we are facing a unique situation:  We are like everyone else in the field of law, taking care of our clients, families, and communities.  In addition, we are faced with the unique situation of facing either explicit or implicit anti-Asia biases, both in the profession and sometimes among clients.  The stress for NAPABA members is multi-faceted and we are offering these self-care and self-check webinars to lift some of the weight off your shoulders – literally.  Join this session to:  review basics of body scan, take a break from constantly doing, get grounded in the present, and reflect in a safe space on what is working, what might need more attention, and get tips and tools to carry on.


  • Angela Oh, Co-Chair NAPABA Wellness Committee
  • Rudhir Krishtel, Co-Chair NAPABA Wellness Committee/CEO of Krishtel Coaching


Scamming Gone Viral – Maintaining Your Company’s Cyber Hygiene in the Wake of COVID-19

March 31, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus, increased counties, states, and countries are going on lock down pursuant to shelter in place orders. As the world’s workforce largely goes remote and teams essential to maintaining a company’s infrastructure are unable to do “business as usual,” your company’s cyber health is particularly important. Tune in to find out how scammers are exploiting the public health crisis, methods of protecting the safety and integrity of your systems, and going a necessary step further by requiring your vendors to maintain the sensitivity and security of your data.


  • Avanti Bakane, Partner / VP of Communications, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani / NAPABA
  • Rich Green, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Brian Middlebrook, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • Joe Salvo, Partner, Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani

Employment Law and Coronavirus: An Update and Discussion

March 26, 2020 

Employers all over the country are scrambling to navigate the rapidly changing impacts from the coronavirus COVID-19.  Join us for a free webinar as we review top issues employers need to know, including new legislation and orders, issues arising from shelter in place orders, and more.  We will have time for questions, and our panelists and attendees will have an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences related to issues faced by employers during these challenging times.


  • Thy Buy, Partner, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
  • Amanda Fu, Senior Employment Counsel, Rubrik, Inc.
  • Joon Hwang, Partner, Littler Mendelson, PC
  • Arlene Yang, Partner, Brown Law Group
  • Mariko Yoshihara, Legislative Counsel and Policy Director, California Employment Lawyers Association

Managing the Solo and Small Firm During COVID-19 and Other Public Crises

March 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty and fear to all businesses, but one thing you can be certain of is your response to the unprecedented circumstances. For now, and if/when the next public crisis hits, solo practitioners and managing partners need to be prepared to keep business running as usual. This webinar will address three key issues currently affecting firms—working from home, staying on top of your practice and workflow, and keeping up with marketing and business development efforts—and provide practical tips on how to manage your firm through a crisis.


  • Peter Sabido, Partner, Chernoff Vilhauer LLP
  • Sherin Varghese, Staff Attorney and e-Discovery Manager, Willenken LLP
  • Jason Wilson, Partner, Willenken LLP

How to Stay Centered and Connected During Hardship

March 19, 2020

With coronavirus impacting our homes and our work, the Wellness Committee presents an open session to guide you through practices on how to stay centered as you manage your life through times of crisis. The program will include a guided self-check-in, tips on how to create space for yourself, and an interactive discussion on supporting others while supporting yourself in a changing environment.


  • Angela Oh, Co-Chair NAPABA Wellness Committee
  • Rudhir Krishtel, Co-Chair NAPABA Wellness Committee/CEO of Krishtel Coaching

2020 Hot Topics in Recent Employment and Business Litigation

February 3, 2020

Every attorney, no matter the area of practice is faced with employment questions. Employment lawsuits take up over 50% of the California court docket. 2020 is a groundbreaking year for all sides, whether employer or employee. Apart from AB5, many new laws impact wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, arbitration agreements, settlement agreements, and workplace accommodation. If you are a plaintiff or defense side attorney, management level executive, or HR representative or consultant, this lecture will summarize the newest 2020 California employment laws and provide you a foundation going forward into the new year.


  • Paul P. Cheng, PPRCLaw, APC

Members only.


IP Considerations in Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

January 30, 2020

Joint ventures (JVs) and collaboration arrangements are among the most complex relationships a business can establish. Ownership of intellectual property (IP), such as patents, trademarks and know-how, that a partner brings to the table or that is developed jointly can become hotly contested. Like any marriage, a JV or a collaboration arrangement warrants thoughtful attention prior to commitment and ongoing open communication.
Please join Mayer Brown lawyers Richard Assmus and Joy Lee as they discuss:

  • Considerations when IP is being contributed to a joint venture
  • Managing jointly developed IP
  • Case law review: lessons learned


  • Joy Lee, Mayer Brown
  • Richard Assmus, Mayer Brown

Members only.


Lawyers and Census 2020: What Bar Associations Can Do

January 15, 2020

Counting Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities fully and accurately is critical to a successful census. Lawyers, bar associations, and other groups of legal advocates are critical partners in this work. You can help make sure that your community and clients are counted in the 2020 Census. Learn how lawyers and your bar association can be a resource for the community during the 2020 Census.

Presented by:

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America.

Defying Convention: Unconventional Terms to Manage Litigation Risk

December 10, 2019

It’s conventional wisdom in contracts that you should go to arbitration, but that may not actually be the wisest move. Many contracting lawyers include binding arbitration clauses, attorneys’ fees clauses, etc. – thinking that those terms are best for your organization. This panel contends that the conventional wisdom is wrong on conventional terms. Instead, there are numerous unique terms that few contract attorneys use that may actually be more effective than conventional terms in mitigating litigation risk. Learn from the panelists’ real-life examples on how including unconventional terms in your contracts will minimize the risk and maximize the outcome when your company is faced with litigation.


  • Paul J. Loh, Willenken LLP
  • Ako S. Williams, Ushio America, Inc

Members only.


Hot Topics in Copyright and Trademark Law

November 19, 2019

The panel discusses a range of the most recent copyright and trademark cases reaching the Supreme Court as well as the new United States Patent and Trademark Office Rule and its material impact on IP practitioners and parties. Paneled by two experienced IP attorneys on the hottest issues being debated by IP practitioners, users, and policy makers today.

  • Peter Shimamoto, Insignis Law
  • Stacy Wu, Law Office of Stacy L. Wu, P.C.

Members only.


Webinar Broadcast: Championing Diversity & Inclusion In Legal Departments

October 23, 2019

Most of us would agree that promoting diversity and inclusion in all spheres of business is “the right thing to do.”  Nevertheless, lack of diversity continues to plague many in-house departments and law firms.  The business case for diverse workforce has been somewhat successful in driving efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in law firms.  But if you are an in house lawyer at a corporate or government legal department, how do you best advocate for diversity and inclusion?  At this live webinar, panelists from in-house legal departments will discuss what in-house counsel should prioritize in championing for diversity and inclusion in their companies and provide tips for developing and sustaining successful diversity and inclusion programs for a legal department.  

  • Jen Won (Associate, Larson O’Brien LLP)
  • Deanna Kwong (Senior IP Litigation Counsel, HPE)
  • Courtney Fong (General Counsel, CompTIA)
  • Diana Luo (Managing Counsel, WalMart Global eCommerce)
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Larson O’Brien LLP
  • NAPABA with the support of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Members only.


Electronic Discovery Reference Model & Best Practices in e-Discovery for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners

October 22, 2019

This presentation provides an informative overview of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) as it relates to the legal work solo and small firm attorneys do for their clients. It covers best practices for overseeing, understanding, and implementing e-Discovery projects. It also discusses best practices in e-Discovery related to the duty of competence and the duty of confidentiality. It further provides an overview of an attorney’s ethical duties in the handling of discovery of electronically-stored information. 


  • Sherin Varghese, Willenken LLP

Members only.


Canadian Employment Law: Key Concepts and Hot Topics

October 9, 2019

Brought to you by the International Law Committee and the Labor and Employment Committee 

Join Dan Wong, chair of the Employment Law Group at Weirfoulds LLP, as he provides an overview of the key Canadian employment law concepts and recent developments in the Canadian case law relating to workplaces. This webinar will be of interest to attorneys who advise US companies that do business in Canada or that want to do business in Canada.

Dan Wong is based in Toronto, Canada, where he advises employers on all aspects of employment law and labour relations matters, including executive compensation, employee hiring and terminations, mergers and acquisitions, employment standards compliance, unfair practice and human rights complaints, employee privacy issues and the development and execution of initiatives and policies. Dan represents employers before the courts on wrongful dismissal and provincial offence matters, before various administrative tribunals on employment standards issues, human rights complaints, occupational health and safety (OHS) investigations and workers’ compensation appeals, and before labor arbitrators on unionized employee grievances. Dan is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Labour and Employment Law. 


  • Dan Wong, Weirfoulds LLP

Members only.


Growing Your Bar Association: Sharing Experiences From New York & Georgia

October 2, 2019

How do you take your bar association to the next level? This webinar will discuss the 3 Gs of elevating your bar association: (1) Growth; (2) Gala; and (3) Governance. The speakers will share their experiences from the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, both of which have experienced explosive growth. 


  • Charles H. Jung, President, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • Yang Chen, Executive Director, Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Christoper J. Chan, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Members only.


Trends in Trade Secrets

September 17, 2019

Trade secret protection has evolved from common law and the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) to now including federal protection under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq. (DTSA). This panel will discuss the most recent caselaw updates on trade secret protection, including the definition of trade secrets and its enforcement provisions, as well as discussion of the impact of DTSA and preemption. The panel will also discuss tips and tactics relevant to both outside and in-house counsel in thinking about protecting trade secrets and trade secret litigation.


  • Julie J. L Cheng, New Bamboo Consulting 
  • Amelia L.B. Sargent, Willenken LLP
  • Aarti K. Wilson, Willenken LLP

Members only.


How Solo and Small Firms Can Use Collaboration With Other Firms Big and Small to Increase Revenue

October 9, 2019

Brought to you by the Solo & Small Firm Network.

Solo and small firms face challenges in dealing with larger matters, but proper collaboration with other counsel at other small and large firms can enable solo and small firm lawyers to expand their reach. Hear from two attorneys on their experiences using collaboration techniques with other firms of all sizes to expand their reach and increase their revenues. Learn at what point you and your firm should consider collaboration, how to find lawyers with whom you should collaborate, and how to avoid collaboration pitfalls.


  • Jason Wilson, Partner, Willenken LLP
  • Anthony Ching, Managing Partner, ACC Law Group

Members only.


Asking for a Friend - What is the Current State of the Job Market for Attorneys in Financial Services?

July 9, 2019

Brought to you by the Financial Services Network.

Join the NAPABA Financial Services Network for their inaugural webinar. Hear from Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters, the premier legal executive search firm, as they discuss hiring trends in the financial services industry. Learn about what experiences and skill sets employers are looking for and how you can position yourself for your next career move. This webinar will also cover challenges faced by Asian American attorneys. 

The Financial Services Network serves as a resource and networking opportunity for NAPABA attorneys practicing in the financial services industry. Interested in connecting and learning more, please contact napabafinancialservicesnetwork@gmail.com.


  • Ryan Whitacre, Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • Brandyne Russell, Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • Ru Bhatt, Major, Lindsey & Africa


  • Justin Ruaysamran, Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Jennison Associates / Prudential Financial

Members only.


Immigration Committee - Members Spotlight

July 7, 2019

In this webinar we bring to you three successful immigration attorneys in the employment-based immigration space, who have diverse practices and backgrounds. The panelists will discuss their specific practice, current challenges, and how they got to where they are today.  

The purpose of this webinar is to build community and relationships among our NAPABA immigration committee members and to recognize and highlight their successes. We hope this webinar will provide an introduction. All three panelists will be at the 2019 NAPABA Convention in Austin, Texas in November for a follow-up dialogue over chips and guacamole.


  • Charina P. Garcia, Partner, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
  • Loan Huynh, Shareholder, Fredrikson & Byron
  • Patrick Shen, Partner, Fragomen


  • Robert P. Webber, Webber Law Firm, LLC 

Best Practices for Creating and Running a Foundation

August 9, 2018

NAPABA and the NAPABA Law Foundation are pleased to present this webinar for NAPABA affiliates considering starting a charitable foundation or currently operating a foundation.  Topics to be covered include preformation planning, getting started, the affiliate/foundation relationship, fundraising & disbursement, other operational matters and best practices.  


  • Sylvia Fung Chin, White & Case LLP
    (NLF; Asian American Law Fund of New York)
  • Hoang Quan Vu, Foley & Lardner LLP
    (Asian American Bar Foundation of Houston, Inc.)

Tips and Tricks for a Long and Fulfilling In-House Career

June 21, 2018

Brought to you by the Intellectual Property Committee.

Whether you are already practicing in-house or are considering the transition, how do you measure success and manage a long and fulfilling in-house practice once traditional metrics like billable hours and partner-track are no longer relevant to you? Our panelists will share their tips and tricks for how to manage a long and successful in-house career path, including advice on how and when to ask for (or turn down) a promotion, what career development looks like in-house, and how to manage work-life balance while still advancing in your career.  


  • Larry Lowe | Senior Legal Counsel, Commercial at Tesla Motors
  • Sylvia Chen | Patent Counsel, Head of Patent Operations at Google
  • Stephen Lee | Sr. Director & Assistant General Counsel of Intellectual Property at Target
  • Sharmini Green | Assistant Director of Patents at Intel

Members only.


Investing in Cryptocurrencies and Other Tokens: Certain Legal, Tax, and Business Considerations

June 14, 2018

Please join us to hear Finn Dixon & Herling LLP’s summary and thoughts on these and other considerations for persons who invest or trade in cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens, or who are interested in doing so in the future, whether on behalf of themselves or as an investment adviser or broker-dealer. Topics that will be discussed include:    

  • categories of tokens and how each fits into the U.S. regulatory scheme;
  • guidance and selected enforcement actions by the SEC, CFTC, FinCEN, IRS and state regulators;
  • cryptocurrency fund structuring considerations including the tax treatment of various types of cryptocurrencies and ICO tokens;
  • and a summary of certain business considerations, including risks and best practices, facing investment advisers who wish to invest in such assets on behalf of client portfolios.


  • Justin J. Shigemi | Partner, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP
  • Andrew M. Calamari | Partner, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP
  • Michael P. Spiro, Partner | Finn Dixon & Herling LLP

Members only.


Board Governance and Best Practices

June 11, 2018

Former NAPABA President Wendy Shiba will lead this interactive webinar, which has been presented to and well-received by various classes of the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy. This webinar will explore best practices in governance, fiduciary responsibilities, and tips on how to be an effective board member.

Topics will include:
• Board duties and expectations
• Strategic planning
• Building consensus


  • Tacie Yoon
  • Wendy Shiba

Members only.


Soft IP—Hot Topics in Trademark and Copyright Law

May 24, 2018

Brought to you by the Entertainment Law Committee and the Solo & Small Firm Network

This webinar will review recent developments in intellectual property law, and the implications that may result from those developments.  Our panelists will cover a variety of hot topics in copyright and trademark law, with a focus on the music, software, news and publishing, and fashion industries.  Their discussions will delve into recent high profile cases, and will touch on the interplay of privacy and blockchain technology.  With globalized branding in mind, this webinar will also examine how to promote and protect IP rights in China in the digital age.


  • Jane Chuang | Common Living
  • Stephen Ma | Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP
  • Stacy Wu | Law Office of Stacy L. Wu

Members only.


Cannabis Today: Perspectives on Legality and Investment in the Emerging Cannabis Market

April 26, 2018

The legal Cannabis market took in nearly $9 billion in sales in 2017, with predictions of a $20 billion market by the year 2020.  Nine jurisdictions in the United States have voted to create a system of recreational cannabis use for adults, and 30 have adopted some form of medical marijuana program.  Yet in the same quarter that the first cannabis stock hit the Nasdaq exchange, Attorney General Jeff Sessions retracted the Cole Memorandum, reducing certainty for all industry participants. One of the biggest questions of the year is: what does "legal" mean?  From medicinal to recreational, and gifting to growing, this webinar will take you through the ins and outs of today's emerging Cannabis market, in both the United States and Canada.


  • Hardeep Grover | Tresquire Legal Services
  • John McGowan | Kinner & McGowan
  • Meredith Kinner | Kinner & McGowan

Members only.


Rainmaking for Women Lawyers

February 28, 2018

The speakers will focus on explaining specific steps women attorneys can take to develop new business, and examining strategies for effectively using time towards marketing. Our speakers will delve into a variety of strategies for rainmaking, including:

  • Identifying personal profiles, including strengths and skills 
  • Essential factors for ensuring successful rainmaking efforts
  • Which rainmaking myths to ignore
  • Where to meet business contacts and how to maximize opportunities
  • Best practices to generate new business
  • Generating new business from existing clients
  • The effectiveness of writing blogs and speaking at seminars


  • Linda Lei
  • Elizabeth Yang

Members only.

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