About the SVAGC

The Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel provides a congenial setting for general counsel to meet professionally and socially.  Its primary activity is a series of monthly luncheons, each including an informal discussion period and MCLE-accredited presentation on a topic of particular interest to the SVAGC membership.

The SVAGC assists members who wish to survey their peers or pose questions on particular issues, and cooperates in special projects such as the All Hands Meeting events, annual Continuing Legal Education conferences designed for general counsel, staff counsel, IP and other professionals from companies in the technology and life science sectors.

The SVAGC is rooted in a program that began 30 years ago, when a handful of Silicon Valley general counsel arranged to lunch together each month to discuss issues of common interest. Over the years, the group has grown to include over 100 chief legal counsel from scores of publicly traded companies, private ventures and multinational subsidiaries located throughout the Bay Area, spanning the technology and life science sectors: software, electronics, power technology, biotechnology, medical devices, health informatics, materials science, communications and networking, e-commerce and Internet services, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

In 2003, the SVAGC was formally organized as a California mutual benefit nonprofit corporation;  "membership" (Directors are the organization's statutory members) involves participation in SVAGC activities.  The SVAGC is a dues-supported group and does not depend on sponsorships by invited speakers or other organizations. Only members, speakers and invited guests may attend meetings.

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