LAIPLA Committees 2020-2021

Ambassador Outreach Committee
Plans the Ambassador Program, ensuring there is an LAIPLA contact person at all member firms and companies and increases participation of our Member Firms at our events. 
Committee ChairJack O’Donnell, Morrison & Foerster
LAIPLA Board LiaisonErol Basol, Kubota & Basol 

Copyright Committee 
Plans our Winter and Spring Copyright programs. 
Committee ChairDaniel Kadin, Lathrop GPM
LAIPLA Board Liaison:  Erica Van Loon, Lathrop GPM 

Courthouse Lunch Committee
Plans the yearly courthouse lunch at the Federal Court in a Judge’s courtroom.
Committee Chair: Heather Takahashi
LAIPLA Board LiaisonGraham Cole, Munger Tolles & Olson  

Diversity Outreach Committee
Plans our Summer Diversity Fellowship program to increase diversity in the Intellectual Property community.
Committee ChairJennifer So, Honda
LAIPLA Board LiaisonChristopher Jackson, Warner Bros.

The ways to get involved with LAIPLA are many. Committees run the gamut, from the Ambassador Committee to the Young Lawyers Committee and many in between.




Members Participating


Always Room For One More!

In-House Outreach Committee
Ensures that LAIPLA meets the needs of its in-house members and increases participation of In-House attorneys at our events.
Committee Chair:  TBD
LAIPLA Board LiaisonErol Basol, Kubota & Basol
Helen Omapas, HARMAN International 

Judges’ Night Committee
Plans our biggest night of the year, the Judges’ Night Gala.
Committee Chair: Desmond Jui, Lathrop GPM 
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Xinlin Morrow, Morrow Firm
Members:  Carson Zheng, Munger Tolles & Olson

Law School Outreach Committee
Plans our Law School Road Show events.
Committee Chairs: Arka Chatterjee, Natera
LAIPLA Board LiaisonsJacob ZodieruArent Fox 
Graham Cole, Munger Tolles & Olson

Past Presidents Outreach Committee
Ensures LAIPLA maintains a strong relationship with our Past Presidents.
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Sarah S. Brooks, Venable LLP

Patent and Trade Secrets Committee
Plans our Fall and Spring patent and trade secrets programs.
Committee Co-Chairs: TBD
LAIPLA Board Liaisons: Hans Mayer, Knobbe Martens 
Graham Cole, Munger Tolles & Olson

Small Firm Outreach Committee
Plans our small firm and solo practitioner networking meetings and increases participation of small firm and solo practitioner attorneys at our events.
Committee Chair: Kyri Tsircou, Tsircou Intellectual Property Law
LAIPLA Board LiaisonXinlin Morrow, Morrow Firm
Members:  Lawrence S. Cohen, Lawrence Cohen IP Law
Matthew J. Norris, Norris Law Group, PC
Amy A. Breyer, Breyer Andrew LLP
Melvin N.A. Avanzado, Avanzado Law Firm

Special Events Committee
Plans special events for members, including the Welcome Back Mixer and Holiday Party. 

Committee ChairTBD 
LAIPLA Board Liaison: Dave Randall, Hackler Daghighian Martino & Novak

Sponsorship Committee
Coordinates sponsorship for our events.
Committee Chair: TBD
LAIPLA Board LiaisonNatasha Daughtrey, Goodwin Procter
MembersTechTainment– Dave Randall, Hackler Daghighian Martino & Novak  
Washington in the West – Ashe Puri, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Judges’ Night – Erica Van Loon, Lathrop GPM 
Spring Seminar – Ted Chandler, Sidley Austin

Spring Seminar Committee
Plans our premier event of the year, Spring Seminar.
Committee Chair: TBD
LAIPLA Board LiaisonsTed Chandler, Sidley Austin 
Natasha Daughtrey, Goodwin Procter
Sarah S. Brooks, Venable

Technology Transactions Committee 
Plans our Fall and Spring technology transactions programs. 
Committee Co-Chairs: Dora GrunerNantKwest 
Stephen Kong, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
LAIPLA Board LiaisonSarah S. Brooks, Venable 

TechTainment Committee
Plans our Technology + Entertainment conference in conjunction with Loyola Law School.
Committee Chair:  TBD
LAIPLA Board LiaisonDave Randall, Hackler Daghighian Martino & Novak
Loyola Law School LiaisonProfessor Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School

Trademark Committee 
Plans our Fall and Spring trademark programs. 
Committee Chair: Daniel Kadin, Lathrop GPM
LAIPLA Board Liaison:  Erica Van Loon, Lathrop GPM

Washington in the West Committee
Plans our Washington in the West program, the premier patent and trademark prosecution program on the West Coast.
Committee Chair: TBD
LAIPLA Board LiaisonsAshe Puri, Maynard Cooper & Gale 
Hans Mayer, Knobbe Martens 
Graham Cole, Munger Tolles & Olson 

Women in IP Committee
Plans our Fall and Spring Women in IP programs.
Committee ChairSharoni Finkelstein, Venable
LAIPLA Board LiaisonsHelen Omapas, HARMAN International
Sarah S. Brooks, Venable

Young Lawyers Outreach Committee
Plans our Young Lawyers programs and increases participation of Young Lawyer at our events.
Committee Chair: Nicholas Krebs, Gordon & Rees
LAIPLA Board Liaisons:  Jacob ZodieruArent Fox
Xinlin Morrow, Morrow Firm

If you would like to join an LAIPLA Committee, please email the Board Liaison. 

2019-2020 Committees
2018-2019 Committees
2017-2018 Committees