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.
assists members who wish to survey their peers or pose
questions on particular issues, and cooperates in special
projects such as the
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
25 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 140 chief legal counsel from scores
of publicly traded companies 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 infrastructure,
e-commerce and Internet services.
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; its monthly luncheons are not sponsored
by invited speakers or other organizations, and only members,
speakers and invited guests may attend.
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