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Two prominent Santa Clara University School of Law professors, Colleen V. Chien and Laura Norris J.D. ’97, have been named to the 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law list by The Recorder, one of California’s leading legal, tech and business publications. Also named to the list are Santa Clara Law graduates Heidi Keefe J.D. ’95, Partner, Cooley; Karyn Smith J.D. ’91, General Counsel, Twilio; Lorna Tanner J.D. ’02, Partner, Sheppard Mullin; and Karen Webb J.D. ’04, Partner, Fenwick & West.

This marks the seventh year for the annual program, which recognizes recent outstanding work by California-based lawyers whose practices focus on technology companies and issues. Editors selected 65 winners, all legal professionals who handled deals that are reshaping the industry, cases that are setting new precedent, and navigated a murky regulatory environment.

Honorees were toasted at a reception in San Francisco on October 5, 2017.

Read Colleen Chien’s profile on The Recorder‘s website.

Read Laura Norris’ profile on The Recorder‘s website.


Laura Norris

Associate Clinical Professor; Co-Director, High Tech Law Institute; Director, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic; Director, Tech Edge J.D. Program; Faculty Advisor, ChIPs Women in Tech Law at SCU

Colleen V. Chien

Professor of Law