11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT
In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hope Shimabuku, USPTO Texas Regional Director, will host a fireside chat with Meyling (“Mey”) Ly Ortiz, Managing Counsel for Labor & Employment at Toyota Motor North America. They’ll share success stories and tips for enjoying the journey up the career ladder. After the presentation, we encourage you to stick around for breakout sessions in our Texas regional cities to network with colleagues and chat about what resonated most with you.
The Texas Chapter of ChIPs and the Network of Executive Women (NEW) is pleased to present this fireside chat in 3 formats:
IN PERSON | DALLAS
Located in Dallas? Join speakers live in Dallas at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
USPTO – Texas Regional Office
Terminal Annex Federal Building
207 S. Houston St., Suite 159
Dallas, Texas 75202
IN-PERSON WITH TELECASTING OF DISCUSSION | AUSTIN & HOUSTON
Located in Austin & Houston? Select one of the following watch party locations:
Kirkland & Ellis (Austin)
401 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701
Blank Rome (Houston)
717 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
VIRTUAL | GLOBAL ATTENDEES
Global attendees can still be part of the event.
Once you have registered, you will receive information about the virtual event Webex viewing details.
Please register for this virtual event here.
SPONSORS | With tremendous gratitude to our sponsors who helped make this event possible:
Baker McKenzie, Blank Rome, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Network of Executive Women, and Kirkland & Ellis
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Meyling Ly Ortiz
Meyling “Mey” Ly Ortiz is Managing Counsel for Labor & Employment (“L&E”) at Toyota Motor North America. She served as the President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers in 2014. In 2016, while at Littler Mendelson, Mey was recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas for L&E. In 2020, after having moved to Toyota, Mey was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by the State Bar of Texas’s Asian Pacific Interest Section. That same year, the Association of Corporate Counsel recognized her as one of the Top Ten International In-House Counsel between 30 and 39. Also in 2020, D CEO Magazine recognized Mey as one of the Most Powerful Leaders of DFW.
In addition to being a highly sought-after thought leader in the law and in business, Mey has received widespread acclaim for her contributions to DFW’s legal community and the community-at-large as a mentor and volunteer (she has been very accurately described as a “pro bono ball of fire”). Mey is also very active on social media, with thousands of followers on LinkedIn. She also has a popular personal blog: TheMeybe.com. Finally, since 2021, Mey has been a regular contributor for Above the Law and Attorney at Work.
As the Regional Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Hope Shimabuku carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Texas regional office. Focusing on the region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Shimabuku ensures the USPTO’s initiatives and programs are tailored to the region’s unique ecosystem of industries and stakeholders.
Ms. Shimabuku brings to the USPTO nearly two decades of experience as an engineer and intellectual property attorney. Most recently, Ms. Shimabuku was part of the Office of General Counsel at Xerox Corporation serving as Vice President and Corporate Counsel responsible for all intellectual property matters for Xerox Business Services LLC. She also worked for BlackBerry Corporation advising on United States and Chinese standards setting, cyber security, technology transfer, and intellectual property laws and legislation. As an engineer, she worked for Procter & Gamble and Dell Computer Corporation.
Ms. Shimabuku received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. She currently lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with her husband and two daughters.
Meyling Ly Ortiz