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Diversity Participants

By Kari Santos | Jul. 2, 2010


Roundtable-Diversity

Jul. 2, 2010

Diversity Participants

Marci Rubin is Executive Director of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP), California's leading legal diversity organization. Founded 21 years ago by general counsels of major California corporations, CMCP's mission is to create business and career advancement opportunities for minority attorneys. Prior to joining CMCP, Ms. Rubin was Deputy General Counsel at Wells Fargo where she practiced law for 29 years. She has been a strong advocate for diversity in the legal profession and served on CMCP's Board of Directors for many years. mrubin@cmcp.org

Bettina W. Yip is Associate General Counsel for Labor & Employment at Del Monte Foods. Before joining Del Monte, she served as General Attorney at AT&T in Atlanta, Georgia. She has held numerous offices with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and co-founded its Labor & Employment Committee. She is also active in Corporate Counsel Women of Color and the California Minority Counsel Program. Ms. Yip received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.  bettina.yip@delmonte.com

Amarra Lee is a member of Farella Braun + Martel's White Collar Crime and Business Litigation practices. She recently won a multimillion-dollar arbitration on a breach of contract theory. Committed to diversifying the legal profession, Ms. Lee chairs Farella's Pipeline Subcommittee and serves as a guest lecturer for UC Hastings College of the Law's Legal Education Opportunity Program and the Council For Legal Education Opportunity Program. She was named Alumna of the Year at the 2010 UC Hastings BLSA graduation ceremony. alee@fbm.com

Darryl D. Chiang is Senior Corporate Counsel at Google Inc., where he works on intellectual property licensing transactions for Google Maps. He began his legal career in 1994 by clerking for Chief Judge Judith N. Keep of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. In 1995, he joined Latham & Watkins in San Francisco. He became Associate General Counsel of Bio-Rad Laboratories in 1996, and worked at Hitachi America, Ltd. from 2000 to 2006. Darryl graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. dchiang@google.com

Cindy Faatz is a Senior Intellectual Property Attorney and the chair of Intel's Legal and Corporate Affairs Diversity Management Review Committee. Ms. Faatz has been with Intel for 26 years, starting her career at the company as an engineer. Since joining the legal team, she has assumed a variety of roles focused on patents and IP. She is also a member of the State Bar of California's Council on Access and Fairness. She received her BSEE from Stanford University and J.D. from Santa Clara University. cindy.l.faatz@intel.com

Neel Chatterjee is an intellectual property litigation partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where he serves as the co-office leader of the Silicon Valley office. He is nationally recognized for his litigation work involving patents, Internet liability, trade secrets, and technology transactions. He has particular experience with Internet and computer software, computer networking and data storage technologies. He has been recognized by Chambers as a top lawyer under 40, as one of The Daily Journal's "Top 100 Lawyers in California," and as a California "Super Lawyer." nchatterjee@orrick.com

Alejandro Vallejo is a senior associate in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's San Francisco office whose practice is focused on complex business litigation. He has also represented clients in diverse areas, including regulatory matters, intellectual property, commercial fraud, unfair business practices, international arbitration, environmental investigations, securities litigation, white-collar defense, antitrust and employment law. Mr. Vallejo co-chairs Orrick's San Francisco Diversity Committee and serves as the facilitator of the firm's Latina/Latino Affinity Group. avallejo@orrick.com

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Kari Santos

Daily Journal Staff Writer

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