Christine Capuyan Superpower: Self-awareness and relationship-building. Background: Christine started her legal career before law school as a venture fund paralegal at Gunderson Dettmer (a boutique California-based corporate law firm). After law school, she practiced patent litigation and also handled complex commercial litigation and government investigations for around 6 years at WilmerHale (a Boston and D.C.-based global firm). She then transitioned from litigation to tech transactions at White & Case (a New York-based global firm) where she practiced for around 1 year, and then transitioned to her current firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (a California-based tech law firm), where she continues to do tech transactions (e.g., IP licensing, IPOs, and mergers & acquisitions) for tech companies of all sizes from garage start-ups to Google. Topic: Life at a large tech-based firm; transitioning practices at the big-law level and lateraling to different big firms that are based on the different coasts.
Intersectional Lesbian Lawyers and Their Superpowers - Crushing it in the Private Sector