2021 In-House Counsel Institute
June 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2021 8:00am to 12pm PT

The In-House Counsel Institute offers 4 half-days of in-depth (virtual) training aimed at attorneys transitioning from law firms or public agencies to in-house positions, and to those attorneys wishing to enhance the quality of their service to in-house counsel. The Institute features daily interactions with general counsels of prominent Silicon Valley companies, interactive workshops and substantive panels relating to curated daily themes taught by SCL faculty and seasoned in-house and law firm veterans. Participants will also explore hot topics addressing emerging issues for in-house lawyers. 2021 registration fees are specially priced, with discounts for alumni and CLA Business Law Section members.

Check out the updated agenda featuring over a dozen GC’s, ten SCL faculty and lecturers, and experienced in-house counsel from local companies, law firms, consultants, and the USPTO!

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Our daily “Breakfast with the GCs” include the general counsels or chief legal officers of Adobe, Seagate Technologies, Barracuda Networks, Discord, Zoom, Pure Storage, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Mercedes Benz R&D, Rodan & Fields, Volta and more!

Daily workshops will include “Design Thinking for Lawyers” led by David J.F. Gross of Faegre Drinker, a pioneer in the area, and other workshops including effective writing, legal operations, and how to more effectively problem solve with business partners and technical teams.

Other highlights include panel discussions and fireside chats around daily themes by in-house counsel of Facebook, LinkedIn, Survey Monkey, Airbnb, Coinbase, Amazon, Oracle and the co-founder of UpLevel Ops, and Privatus Consulting. Law firm participants include partners from Schwegman, Lundberg and Woessner, Haley Guiliano,and  Fieldfisher.

We will even have a short pitch session from Legaltech companies Casetext, Justice Bid and Parley Pro!

Registrations are limited, sign up today! $500 general admission, $350 for SCU Alumni and CLA Business Law Section members.

Up to 13 units of CLE are available. Santa Clara Law is a California State Bar approved provider.

This event is co-sponsored by Facebook, Haley Guliano LLP, Schwegman Lundberg and Woessner, Polsinelli and Seagate Technology.

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In-House Counsel Institute Bonus Sessions!

Not able to commit to four half-days? We are excited to offer our HTLI community two one-hour bonus sessions from some of our In-House Counsel Institute sponsors and speakers!


“Know Your Value: The Secret to Getting Promoted While Working Remotely”
June 10, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm PT

The High Tech Law Institute is pleased to welcome Sonya Sigler, CEO, Practigal and Executive Leadership Coach, for this interactive workshop!

Do you introduce yourself in a unique and memorable way to others? Do colleagues and internal clients want to know more about you? How effective are you at telling your story or making your pitch? Do you find it easy to convey your value in team meetings and one-on-ones?

During this highly interactive workshop, you will walk away with transformative tools to build your confidence in talking about yourself and your accomplishments while working in a remote role.

You will create your own personal branding statements that are:

  • Authentic, powerful, and memorable
  • Unique to you and your accomplishments
  • Tailored to specific audiences for in-house counsel, law firms and professional associations (and more)
  • Articulating your personal value and what you bring to the table
  • Inviting people to ask more about you

Learn the skills that will help you navigate existing or new organizations while working remotely (or in person)!

Register Online: The event is free, but please register.


Open Source Licensing: How to Deal with Common In-House Use Cases
June 17, 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The High Tech Law Institute and Seagate Technologies are pleased to welcome Pat Bickley, Senior Corporate Counsel – IP, and Roshen Prasad, Senior Corporate Counsel, Commercial Contracts for a discussion on Open Source Licensing.

As open source software continues to become more prevalent, in-house counsel needs to be able to identify and manage the attendant risks. Common use cases include a company’s use of open source software, distribution of a product containing open source software, sharing open source code with third parties, and contributing to and starting open source projects. Policies to consider implementing around each use case will also be discussed.

This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit. Santa Clara Law is a California State Bar approved provider.

Register Online – This event is free but registration is required.