Spring 2024: Mock Oral Arguments

“As an attorney in a law firm, developing business and relationships with clients is necessary to expand your practice. If you don’t have pitch experience, no one will take you on a pitch to get the experience so then how do you get it? Participating in Mock Pitch gives you that experience to practice pitching and puts you in front of potential clients.”

-Karen Keller, Partner, Shaw Keller, ChIPs Mock Program Committee Member

ChIPs Mock Program: Oral Arguments is the latest in our series of mock events developing skills and building confidence for your team.


  • Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • Virtual
  • From 10:15 AM-1:00 PM PDT
    • Oral Arguments: 10:15-12:15 PM
    • Networking: 12:15-1:00 PM
    • Registration deadline is April 5, 2024

Learn more about the event here.





In 2014, ChIPs developed the Mock Pitch program to create an opportunity for associates and junior partners to gain real-life experience pitching to clients, a necessary skill to elevate their careers and increase pay equity. Mock Pitch is now one of the signature events led by the ChIPs community.

The 2022 program was held virtually on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Designed to improve participants’ skills and receive feedback from leading experts in IP and law, the program featured 14 law firm teams and 60 client volunteers including leading in-house counsel who played the role of mock clients in the scenario. 

Senior level in-house counsel with experience evaluating business pitches from outside counsel, including leaders from Sony Interactive Entertainment, Novartis, Apple, Medtronic, NetApp, VMWare, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, Salesforce, Dolby, T-Mobile, IBM, Meta, MasterClass, and more – come together for this opportunity to elevate the next generation of women leaders and cultivate an ecosystem that advances women in tech, law and policy.

Mock Programs Committee