Silicon Valley Chapter Toasts to the Holidays

By Nancy (Xiaowen) Song and Olivia Manning

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Silicon Valley ChIPs chapter turned up the holiday hits, decked the halls of Shearman & Sterling LLP, and hosted this year’s Holiday Shopping Party. Dozens of tech & law professionals found a great opportunity to excuse themselves from the office grind and attend. Guests “shopped around” at vendor tables representing local female entrepreneurs open-air-market style. Vendors included chocolatiers, jewelers, authors, beauticians, luxury goods purveyors, and eyeglass designers. Free headshots were taken by world-renowned photographer Asa Mathat, who also offered a crowd-pleasing tutorial on how to pose for full-body pictures. One IP lawyer was overheard raving the food was “the tastiest catered food I’ve had in the Bay Area.” All in all this was a cheery start to the holiday for guests.