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Upcoming Events, Welcome New Members, Job Postings
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CMCP is pleased to welcome the
newest members to our Board of Directors

Mike Bennett,
SVP & General Counsel for Litigation
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Laura Maechtlen,
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Jennifer Shigekawa, Director &
Managing Attorney
Southern California Edison Company


LAST CHANCE - Registration Closes Tonight
California Minority Counsel Program
Date:Monday, February 10, 2014
Time:6:00 - 8:30 pm
Program at 6:15 followed by networking reception
Location:Ballard Spahr LLP
2029 Century Park East, Los Angeles
Conference Room A, Concourse Level
Panel:Nina Hernandez, Associate, Ballard Spahr LLP - Moderator
Anna Segobia Masters, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Merle Vaughn, Managing Director & Law Firm Diversity Practice Leader, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Vivian Yang, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, CityGrid Media
Naomi Young, LA Office Managing Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Cost:CMCP Members - Free
Non-Members - $25.00
Hosted & Sponsored by

A program for Public Agency attorneys
and the outside counsel who work with them...
CMCP Members - No Charge
Public Agency Attorneys - No Charge
All Others - $45.00
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Registration Opens: 12:30pm
Welcome: 1:00pm
Sessions: 1:15 - 5:30pm
Networking Reception: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Join the Oakland City Attorney’s Office and CMCP for 2.5 hours of CLE credit and an opportunity to hear from leading public sector General Counsel.
Then relax & network with your colleagues
1:15 - 2:30pm:Effective Representation of Public Entities in Public Contracting
CLE - 1.25 hours
2:45 - 4:00pm:Land Use & Environmental Law - Shaping Our Community
CLE - 1.25 hours
4:15 - 5:30pm:Public Agency GC Panel: Pathways to Public Sector Leadership
Barbara J. Parker, Oakland City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney
Danny Wan, Port Attorney, Port Attorney’s Office
Matthew Burrows, Office of the General Counsel, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Jacqueline P. Minor, General Counsel, Oakland Unified School District
Thuy Thi Nguyen, General Counsel, Peralta Community College District
Donna R. Ziegler, Alameda County Counsel, Office of the County Counsel
Location: Oakland City Hall
One Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA
Hosted bySponsored by

CMCP is pleased to Co-Sponsor in Los Angeles, MCCA'S CLE Expo

Join MCCA in Los Angeles for the 2014 CLE Expo for a conference experience unlike any other offered to the profession. This engaging conference will feature the brightest legal minds discussing the hottest legal topics of the day. Join your peers during fun networking events and revel in the MCCA experience.
Guarantee your participation by registering now because attendance is limited.

Michelle Banks Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, & Chief Compliance Officer Gap Inc.Christopher P. Reynolds General Counsel, &
Chief Legal Officer
Toyota North America
Kim Rivera
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary DaVita Inc.

Register to attend theCLE ExpoonMarch 12-13th
atThe Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, CA
Be sure to check out our

Wednesday, March 12th -
Thursday, March 13th
Location:The Westin Bonaventure
404 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA
Questions? or (202) 510-9705
Co-Sponsored by
for up-to-date events & speakers

January CMCP Event Highlights
CMCP/Kaiser CLE Marathon - January 15, 2014 - Oakland, CA
CMCP & Kaiser Permanente presented the January CLE Marathon for the 3rd year-in-a-row at Kaiser's offices in Oakland on January 15th. Panelists and speakers presented a variety of perspectives on limiting attorney liability, from avoiding substance abuse to effectively managing a social media presence and analyzing the psychology of legal decision making. Approximately 108 attended the sessions combined which were followed by a networking reception. A special thanks to Kaiser for sponsoring and hosting this event!
Meet the CMCP Board & Staff Networking Reception
January 30, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Approximately 136 attended the networking reception at the Omni Hotel in San Francisco, Thursday, January 30th, to meet the CMCP Board of Directors, the staff and network with other CMCP members and friends. CMCP Board Members & Staff gathered earlier in the day for the annual CMCP Board Retreat, and had the opportunity to meet and talk with CMCP members and friends from the legal community at the reception.


Diversity Gala and
Inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Come join the conversation with Santa Clara Law’s 10th annual Diversity Gala and the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Summit on February 27th. Join Santa Clara Law in recognizing renowned leaders in the legal profession. The Summit will commence at 5 p.m. with distinguished speakers and move into the Gala where contributions to diversity will be celebrated and relationships between students and potential mentors will grow at 6 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion Summit

February 27th, 2014
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
California Mission Room in Benson Center, Santa Clara University
1 Hour Elimination of Bias CLE

Moderated discussion by
Dean Lisa Kloppenberg
Santa Clara University School of Law


Tony Estremera
Directing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County

Honorable Rise Pichon ’76
Judge of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County

Karen Robinson
Director of Litigation, Adobe Systems Inc.

Cristina Rubke ’04
Counsel, Shartsis Friese LLP

Diversity Gala

February 27th, 2014
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Locatelli Event Center, Santa Clara University

Presenting The Santa Clara Law Social Justice and Human Rights Award to

Michelle Banks
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Gap Inc.

Luis Rodriguez ’92
President of the State Bar of California and Division Chief,
Law Office of the Los Angeles County Public Defender

UC Berkeley Law McBaine Moot Court Competition
Call for Volunteer Judges

UC Berkeley Law School is seeking diverse volunteer judges for its flagship internal moot court competition for 2Ls and 3Ls involving both written and oral advocacy. Judges are sought for the preliminary rounds, Monday March 17 and Wednesday March 19.

Judges may also be needed for the quarterfinals on Monday March 31 and the semifinals on April 3 (preferably real-life judges for these later rounds). Dinner for the judges (of all kinds) will start at 5:30pm at the Law School, and rounds start around 6:30pm.

The problem this year is US v. Nosal, a case that was taken up by the Ninth Circuit en banc (but never appealed) that asked the question of whether employees who violate terms-of-use policies at their companies commit federal crimes. The question bears on everything from using a friend’s Facebook password to obtaining confidential government documents and turning them over to the press.

For more information on the competition: Click Here
To volunteer as a Judge for this year’s competition, contact:

Anne D. Gordon, Lecturer; Advocacy Fellow,
Appellate Program & California Constitution Center
U.C. Berkeley, School of Law
(510) 666-3783

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Oakland, CA

The position will report to the Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Practice Group Manager and focus primarily on leading Kaiser Permanente’s PPL division of the Litigation Practice Group of the Department which is responsible for resolving malpractice and other personal injury claims against Kaiser Permanente entities and personnel, and for arranging and overseeing the defense of such claims that it does not resolve. The Lead Counsel for PPL (LC) is responsible for leading the PPL staff in Northern California, which serves the Northern California Region of Kaiser Permanente and some regions outside of California. The LC shares joint accountability with other Legal Department Management Team members for ensuring the Department’s provision of high quality legal services, achievement of the highest levels of customer satisfaction, as well as for setting Department priorities, establishing and managing the Department budget, and controlling costs.

This attorney will be expected to have at least 10 years of litigation experience, with a substantial portion of that experience defending medical malpractice cases. In‐house experience managing portfolio of malpractice litigation preferred. Familiarity with Kaiser Permanente’s PPL program is a plus. Demonstrated excellent performance and success in conducting litigation. Excellent legal judgment. Experience in managing large teams of attorneys and other professionals.

For more info on this position and to apply, Visit the CMCP Job Bank

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