The Silicon Valley Association of General
Counsel is a nonprofit "business league" for chief in-house counsel of
San Francisco Bay Area companies in the technology and life science sectors.
The SVAGC provides a congenial setting for general counsel to
meet professionally and socially. Its primary activity is
a series of monthly luncheons, each including an and MCLE-accredited presentation
and discussion about a topic of
common interest to the membership.
The SVAGC also assists members in connecting with their peers
about the questions and challenges they face, and cooperates in special
projects such as the
Hands Meeting events, annual CLE 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 the issues
they faced. 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, analytics, electronics, aviation, cleantech,
biotechnology, medical devices, materials
science, telecommunications, networking,
e-commerce, data services, robotics and machine learning.
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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