Join us for a Panel on Building Client Relationships - Do You Have What it Takes? Plus - Tour the Amazon Spheres

Whether you are an in-house attorney, a member of a law firm, or a business person, relationships are critical to your success. Yet few organizations talk about and even fewer train employees on how to develop and deepen relationships. A groundbreaking study by Patricia Gillette, a leading expert on gender diversity and equality, identifies the kinds of personal characteristics that make people successful at building relationships that lead to stronger business connections and ties. In this interactive discussion led by Ms. Gillette and a panel of in-house counsel and successful business generators from local area law firms, we will explore each of the characteristics and how they manifest in our daily encounters with clients. Enjoy an exclusive tour of Amazon’s Spheres followed by Ms. Gillette’s presentation and reception.

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Tina Patel has served as Associate General Counsel at Lab126, an Amazon subsidiary located in Sunnyvale, California, since 2011. In her current role, she oversees a team of legal professionals responsible for supporting the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of Amazon’s consumer electronic devices, including the Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV and Echo.

David McShea‘s practice focuses on the representation of startups, high-growth technology companies, public companies and venture capital firms. In more than 20 years of practice, he has handled numerous significant transactions, including the initial public offerings of Amazon, Avalara and Zillow, mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt financings, and venture capital financings. David is co-author of The Initial Public Offering Handbook: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Executives, Directors and Private Investors (2016). David has been honored four times as “Lawyer of the Year” in Seattle in corporate law practice areas, and is top-ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA. He has served as Chair of the Firmwide Executive Committee since 2016.

Pallavi Mehta Wahi is the Managing Partner of the Seattle office of K&L Gates LLP where she practices complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate and intellectual property litigation. She also serves as Chair of the Firmwide Diversity Committee and is a member of the Firmwide Management Committee. She also is the co-chair of the firmwide India practice.

Jennifer Yokoyama serves as Associate General Counsel at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. In her current role, she oversees the team of attorneys responsible for managing Microsoft’s worldwide patent litigation docket. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jennifer was Principal Counsel, Patent Litigation at Apple Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA and, prior to that, Assistant General Counsel, IP Litigation and Strategy at Nike in Beaverton, OR. Jennifer started her career as a patent litigator with McDermott, Will & Emery in Irvine, CA.

 September 18, 2018

  • 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM: Tour of Amazon Spheres. Space is limited to 50 guests.
  • 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Presentation
  • 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM: Reception

Location: Amazon Doppler Building, 2021 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.

This event is open to all members of the ChIPs Community. To become a member of ChIPs, click here.

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Thank you Pacific Northwest planning committee: Stephanie Burns, Judy Jennison, Melissa Scanlan, Judy Yee and Maria Anderson for organizing this event and our event sponsors, Amazon and Perkins Coie for their support.

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September 18, 2018

Amazon, Seattle


Pacific Northwest

Amazon Doppler Building – 2021 7th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121


September 18, 2018

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