TABA Supplemental April 2015 Announcements

Welcome to TABA’s Supplemental April 2015 Announcements!

1. Lim Ruger Presents Women@theTable 2015 / May 6, Jun 25, & Aug 19/20

Please join TABA and the Lim Ruger firm for a three-panel series entitled “Women@theTable”.

Series 1: Hit or Miss? Women Lawyers’ Litigation and Trial Strategies
Wed, May 6, 2015
(1 Hour CLE Provided)

Women lawyers approach the courtroom in ways that men don’t. What do women lawyers do that get them great results with judges and juries? What do women lawyers do that are not effective for getting the results they want? Join a panel of distinguished judges for a discussion about observation from the bench and insights on becoming a more effective advocate in the courtroom and in trial.

Hon. Holly Fujie
Hon. Rex Heesman (Ret.)
Hon. Teresa Sanchez-Gordon

Series 2: The Woman Factor – How Women at the Top Impact Organizations
Thu, June 25, 2015

According to research, when women are in power at the helm of an organization, the organization excels in many ways including its profitability. This panel will explore what impact and changes occur to businesses when women are CEO’s, General Counsel, Managing Partners, or sit on the Boards of organizations. How does the “woman factor” change the culture, management style, philanthropy, innovation and financial well-being of the organization? The women on this panel hold top leadership positions and will provide their perspectives and share their experiences.

Cyndie Chang, Managing Partner, Duane Morris
Anne Shen Smith, former CEO, Southern California Gas Company and Board Member, PG&E
Victoria Stratman, General Counsel, CalTech

Series 3: Gender Stereotypes at the Bargaining Table
August 19/20, 2015
(CLE Credit Pending)

Negotiation is an integral part of our legal profession. Join us for a discussion that explores the effect of gender stereotypes on negotiation performance and how women compare to men in negotiating on behalf of themselves and their clients. Our distinguished panelists will discuss negotiation tips and strategies, as well as overcoming obstacles in negotiation arenas.

Marrian Chang, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Misty Sanford, Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, and Founding Board Member, For People of Color, Inc.
*Additional speakers to be announced.

All panels will be held:
5:30pm – 7:30pm
on the day specified above at
Lim, Ruger & Kim, LLP
28th Floor, 1055 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Light refreshments will be served, and parking validation will be provided.

Space is limited. RSVP required to Cecilia Son at

2. Asian Pacific Womens Center Annual Metamorphosis Dinner / 6pm Wed May 13, Disney Concert Hall

Please join TABA and the Asian Pacific Womens Center for APWC’s Annual Metamorphosis Gala on May 13, 2015, 6pm to 9pm at the beautiful Disney Concert Hall, downtown Los Angeles, featuring light gourmet fare by Patina, entertainment, sake tasting and exceptional silent auction.

Tickets are $150 at the door, $125 presale, available at or call 213.250.2977 / Verena Kwan.

For almost 20 years, APWC has been a haven for domestic violence survivors, serving a critical need in addressing the trauma and stigma of DV which is heightened by cultural issues in the API community. We named our gala Metamorphosis after the transformation that our clients achieve. Your support helps empower women and children, giving them a voice and a path to transformation.