Recap of FBANC’s Night with Fil-Am In-House Counsel

Google hosted FBANC’s Night with Fil-Am In-House Counsel at their headquarters in Sunnyvale on April 26, 2018.  The talented panel included Lauriebeth Bugawan of Flipboard, Rhean Fajardo of Symantec, Chris Maratas of Apple, Andrew McCullough of Syufy Enterprises, and Brian Monje of Google, and was moderated by Professional Development Co-Director Christine Epres, in-house counsel for Robert Half International.  They each shared their unique journeys to their positions, the successes and challenges they have faced in their careers, and advice for those considering the move to in-house counsel.  Attendees were a diverse group of attorneys in private practice, law students and other in-house counsel.  FBANC member Paul Rivera, in-house counsel at Google, has been actively supporting diversity initiatives at Google and was instrumental in planning this event and recruiting the panelists.  Everyone was excited to have a FBANC event in Silicon Valley and it is hopefully one of the first of many in the region.  The in-house counsel event was also a great kickoff for FBANC’s new In-House Counsel Committee!  Thank you to FBANC's Professional Development Directors Jeanne Grove and Christine Epres for organizing this extremely successful event.