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Moving Out to Move Up? Leveraging Change to Succeed In-House, Member Profile Series

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Moving Out to Move Up? Leveraging Change to Succeed In-House, Member Profile Series

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CMCP Member Profile Series:
Tiffany Thomas, Partner
Reed Smith LLP
Moving Out to Move Up? Leveraging Change to Succeed In-House
Tuesday - April 22, 2014
Mountain View

CMCP Member Profile Series

Tiffany Renee Thomas
Commercial Litigation Group
Northern California
Reed Smith LLP

by Mala Sahai, Alchemy IP & Tech Law

Very few six-year-olds arrive at the decision to practice law. But Tiffany did. While the other children around her gave future career options little more than a fleeting thought, Tiffany was beginning a long and steadfast journey to pursue her calling.

Fast forward and now Tiffany Renee Thomas joins the partnership ranks at Reed Smith LLP as a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. Counseling and representing companies on all aspects of employment law, Tiffany specializes in cases involving claims of discrimination, harassment, defamation, wrongful termination, and workplace violence as well as actions involving leave and accommodations issues. Tiffany has conducted dozens of CLEs and management training seminars on proper workplace behavior, discrimination and harassment, social media in the workplace, and bias. Tiffany's professional work has garnered her annual recognition in San Francisco Magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in Northern California feature and Super Lawyers Magazine's California Rising Stars list since 2012.

Tiffany's interest in law took hold when she first saw her mother in action as a union representative for the employees of the Social Security Administration. Tiffany was completely in awe of the command that her mother had of the room while leading a training of other union representatives which including a mock administrative law proceeding. She carefully observed her mother training others on how to put together a case.

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Moving Out
to Move Up?

Leveraging Change
to Succeed In-House
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Program at 7:15pm followed by
networking reception

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Helping great attorneys find
in-house opportunities.

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Moving Out to Move Up? Leveraging Change to Succeed In-House

It's up to you to direct your own in-house career. Whether it's getting a promotion, working at your dream company or doing the work you really enjoy, you may need to make a few moves (internally and/or externally) to get where you ultimately want to go.

What's the best way to think about these strategic career moves? How should you evaluate internal opportunities? When is it time to make an external move? What resources exist to help lawyers make these decisions?

Join us for an evening of networking and learn from our distinguished panel of in-house counsel who've been there, done it (and are still doing it), and will share what they've learned so far in their journey.


Rew Ikazaki,
Chief Counsel, Tesla Motors
Ghada Saliba-Malouf, Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo
Priya Sanger, Corporate Counsel, Products + Payments, Google Inc.
Panel Moderated by:
Kate Kerr, Attorney Development Manager, Flex by Fenwick


Fenwick & West
801 California Street
Mountain View, CA 94041


CMCP Members &
In-House Counsel - No Charge

All Others - $25.00


Keynote Speaker:

The Honorable

APRIL 5, 2014
6:30 PM

Former City Council Member

Fat's Catering & Banquet

Waterfall Room

1015 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-7966

Robert King Fong is a 3rd generation Sacramentan and proud father of two. Mr. Fong earned a political science degree with Phi Beta Kappa distinction from U.C. Berkeley in 1981. He graduated from King Hall in 1984, and practiced civil litigation and business law until 2009 with the law firm, Ryan & Fong. At present, Mr. Fong works as a lobbyist and consultant with RFK Consulting.

Mr. Fong was elected to the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Trustees in 1998 and served as Board President from 2003 through April 2004. In March 2004, he was elected to the Sacramento City Council. In 2006, he was elected Vice Mayor. Mr. Fong was reelected to serve a second term on the City Council in June 2008.

Currently, Mr. Fong is a member of the Regional Water Authority, Regional Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission, Regional County Sanitation District, Sacramento Transportation Authority, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the Waterfront Advisory Committee and numerous other boards serving the resident of the Sacramento area.

Mr. Fong has also started two non-profit organizations: the Hemispheres Arts Academy and Faith and Homeless Families.

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