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Duke Law Club of Northern California

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


Registration Information

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Duke Law Alum Ended Free  
Guest of Duke Law Alum Ended Free  
Other Duke University Alum
For non-law school, Duke University alums, e.g. Trinity, Pratt, Fuqua, etc.
Ended Free  
Host & Sponsor Employee
For Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati attorneys. Duke Alumni should use "Duke Law Alum" or "Other Duke University Alum" to register.
Ended Free  


Event Details

Join us for this inaugural edition of “Alumni Perspective,” and hear from a panel of fellow Northern California Duke Law alums who work as in-house counsel on a range of topics, including: how law firms can adapt to the changing needs of in-house counsel and provide value to their corporate clients in a changing legal market; best practices for fellow in-house counsel and how to succeed and advance in an in-house counsel role; the in-house career path including the transition from a firm to an in-house or executive position; and other related topics.


6:30pm-7:00pm Sign-In and Light Networking*
7:00pm-8:15pm Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
8:15pm-9:00pm Drinks (Beer, Wine, etc.), Heavy Appetizers and Networking

*Optional. Do not worry if you cannot make it until 7:00. This 1/2 hr was designed specifically to give alums who may be working a little late or traveling from farther away enough time to get to the event, but also give alums who are closer something to do and an extra opportunity to network and mingle. You will still get CLE credit as long as you are present for the panel discussion.


Rick Arnold, J.D./M.B.A. '94
General Counsel & Secretary
Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
Elizabeth Bohannon, BSN '94
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
John Donald, J.D./M.B.A. '97
Senior Trademark Counsel
Apple Inc.

Richard Hornstein, J.D. '90
Vice President of Corporate Development & General Counsel

Gregg Melinson, J.D. '89
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Former Deputy General Counsel
Hewlett-Packard Company

Adam Mishcon, J.D. '90
Vice President of Operations & General Counsel
Sencha Inc.

Phil Strauss, J.D. '93
Associate General Counsel
Ebates Inc.


Tony Jeffries, J.D. '92
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Host & Sponsor
Thank you to Wilson Sonsini for hosting our event in their beautiful conference space and for sponsoring food and drink for the event.


This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.25 hours, all of which will apply to general credit. No hours will apply to legal ethics, to prevention, detection, and treatment of substance abuse, or to elimination of bias credit.  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hour can be applied toward the Professional Practice requirement. 

For additional networking opportunities, please join the Duke Law Club of Northern California's LinkedIn group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4856562&trk=my_groups-b-grp-v
Have questions about ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE: IN-HOUSE COUNSEL? Contact Duke Law Club of Northern California
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Host & Sponsor)
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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