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Barristers 6th Annual Diversity Reception

August 21, 2014: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Barristers Club invites members of the legal community to attend its 6th Annual Diversity Reception.

This year we will honor Marie Ma, Gap Inc.and Na’il Benjamin, Benjamin Law Group.

The two are being recognized for their efforts to increase awareness of diversity issues in the Bay Area Legal Community.

We honor Marie Ma for her long history of community service. For this Corporate Counsel and Director of Global Equity Administration at Gap Inc. volunteer service is second nature. Her service ranges from launching the San Francisco Pro Bono Alliance based on her U Visa work with Gap Inc. and DLA Piper to currently chairing BASF’s Mock Trial Committee.  In fact, Marie has dedicated much of her time over the years to BASF’s programs such as the Justice & Diversity Center (2007) and  Destination Law School (since 2008). 

Na’il Benjamin -- a former NFL player turned big firm lawyer and S.F. Deputy City Attorney, and most recently solo practitioner -- has never forgotten to help young people along the educational pipeline.  He is a member of the Charles Houston Bar Association’s Board, mentors youth in West Oakland, and encourages youth to consider law in his active role as member of the California Football Alumni Club.  At BASF, he is a tireless volunteer helping us in all aspects of accomplishing the goals of our Diversity Pipeline Programs, including the School to College Program. 

This is a free event for all attorneys, judges, law students, and BASF members.

Generously sponsored by:
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Phillips Spallas & Angstadt
DLA Piper
Arnold & Porter
Farella Braun + Martel
Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Robert Half Legal

Past honorees include:

Otis Bruce Jr.
Marin County District Attorney

Quyen Ta
Keker & Van Nest LLP

David Tsai
Perkins Coie LLP, San Francisco

Bijal Vakil
Executive Partner at White & Case LLP, Silicon Valley

Paul Henderson
Deputy Chief of Staff / Public Safety
Office of the Mayor

Josetta Jones
Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property Practice Group

Mike Moye
Hanson Bridgett LLP

Jennifer Shoda
Snyder Miller & Orton LLP

Regina Pisa
Chairman and Managing Partner of the law firm of
Goodwin Procter LLP


BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Event Code: B147313

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