2020 Asian Pacific American General Counsel Roundtable

Please join us for our roundtable discussion featuring prominent Asian Pacific American GCs and leaders from top companies. The program includes significant opportunities to network with your peers and engage in dialogue about current issues impacting the APA legal community, including recognizing the influence held by APA attorneys in today's corporate environment.

Discussion Leaders

Gigi Birchfield
Managing Partner, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Gigi Birchfield is the Managing Partner of our Los Angeles office for our In-House Practice Group.

In January of 2001, Gigi opened our Los Angeles office, followed closely by the San Diego and Orange County offices. She was responsible for building and managing all of the Southern California offices for several years after their inception and is currently tasked with managing the Los Angeles office. Gigi has held various management positions such as Office Practice Leader and Regional Practice Manager (In-House) for the In-House Practice Group. Her recruiting practice has focused primarily on conducting in-house searches across industry lines, both nationwide and local, with a special emphasis on the placement of senior attorneys, including chief legal officers and general counsel

Paul Hirose
Senior Counsel, Perkins Coie

Paul is Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP and a member of its Corporate Social Responsibility & Supply Chain Compliance practice group – the first such dedicated practice among the largest law firms in the U.S. His unique background and insight allows him to counsel clients on their supply chain compliance programs in light of rapidly expanding laws such as the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the recent Executive Order - Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts.

Roundtable Panelist

Chadwick Ho
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Hulu
Wendy Shiba
Former General Counsel, KB Home
Nathaniel Vitan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Public Storage
Ellen Yang
Vice President, General Counsel, Penske Motor Group

Event Info

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Registration
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Beer/Wine/
Hors d'oeuvres and Conversation 


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