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Mega Make Contact Event: The Largest LGBT Business Networking Event in the U.S. celebrates National Small Business Week!

Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market Street, 2nd Floor, SF, CA 94102

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Upcoming Events

  • 3
    American Bar Association Section of Litigation LGBT Forum
  • 11
    BALIF/FBANC LGBTQ Spring Diversity Mixer
  • 16
    Mega Make Contact Event
  • 25
    BALIF Partner Exchange Luncheon May 2017


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A.L. Nella & Co., CPA
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Jones Day
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Pacific Gas & Electric
Sanford Heisler, LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Weaver, Austin, Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
Wells Fargo Legal Specialty Private Bank
White & Case LLP
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Individual Sponsors

Steven Medeiros, ACLU of Northern California
Joanna Barron, ADR Services
Jeremy Sousa, Altep
Susan Bluer, Bluer & Bluer
C. Todd Norris, Bullivant Houser Bailey P.C.
Laurie Klimchock, CAOC
Michael Colantuono, Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC
Jim Laufenberg, Coldwell Banker
Peter Borkon, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
Andrew Campbell, Hanson Bridgett LLP
Hon. James Warren (Ret.) - JAMS
Alma Soogi Beck, Lakin Spears, LLP
Frederick Hertz, Law Offices of Frederick Hertz
John E. Hill, Law Offices of John E. Hill
Jahan C. Sagafi, Outten & Golden LLP
Teresa Renaker, Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP
Debra Schoenberg, Schoenberg Family Law
David Fermino, Sideman & Bancroft, LLP
Bao M Vu, Stoel Rives LLP
Maria Lokshin, Thomson Reuters
Betty Hsu, Veritext
David Tsai, Vinson & Elkins LLP

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