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IP Counsel Café

”Women Law Leaders PROGRAM”

Come for the discussions…
Stay for the Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Wednesday, May 8th
Sheraton Palo Alto



Women on Corporate Boards and California’s Law that Mandates It
California is the first State in the country to require publicly traded companies to include women on their Boards of Directors. By the end of 2019, companies must have at least 1 female director. By the end of 2021, companies must have at least 3 female directors if the board size is 6 or more members; at least 2 female directors if the board size is 5 members; and ask least 1 female director if the board size is 4 or fewer members. Olga V. Mack helped spearhead this law. Join us for a discussion on what this means for women’s professional careers, and how women can best position themselves for board membership.


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Olga V. Mack
VP of Strategy
Quantstamp, Inc.

Group Introductions

The group will have the opportunity to introduce themselves.

  • What is your name, job title, and company?

  • How long have you been in this role?

  • What is one challenge you face as a woman in your career?

  • Survey: Should this program be open to men attorneys next year and why?

Your Personal Brand as You Climb the Ranks: When Being Aggressive Becomes a Liability

As a young junior attorney, being aggressive may propel you forward in your career, but is this approach effective once you have reached the senior ranks? We will discuss how women have built and modified their personal brands as they climbed the ranks from individual contributor to manager. What makes a female manager successful? When is being aggressive a liability? What style works in a small vs. large company? Come hear personal stories and paths to success.


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Kadie Jelenchick
Foley & Lardner


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Jennifer Langenberger
Director of IP
University of Pennsylvania


Erin Mehta
Counsel, Litigation & Patents

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Priya Venkat
Deputy General Counsel
Ribbon Communications

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Valencia Martin Wallace
Deputy Commissioner for Patent Quality

Work-Life Balance at Different Stages of Your Career: How Balance Changes as Your Career Progresses
How is work-life balance different for junior attorneys without children who want to move forward in their careers vs. more senior attorneys with family obligations? How does work-life balance look at different stages of your life and career? We are proud to present this panel of women attorneys who have navigated the career climb while juggling the many aspects of leading a woman’s life.


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Mindy Morton
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch


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Diane Gabl Kratz
Senior IP Counsel
Seagate Technology

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Mary Huser
EVP & Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

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Marie MacNichol
Senior Director, Patent Licensing
Dolby Laboratories

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Alison Wauk
SVP, Chief Digital Counsel
CBS Interactive

Women’s Wine & Chocolate Pairing Reception

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