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The Recorder’s “Women in the Tech Industry Power Players”
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Summary: The Recorder has chosen for the first time a specific ten women as “Power Players” for the work they do in the tech department.

The Recorder has selected their top women leaders in tech law for 2015. The 60 lawyers from California were selected for their recent achievements in the tech industry for their positions as litigator, advisor, strategist, and dealmaker. The editors at The Recorder also look at the leadership roles each honoree has in their organization and the legal community.


There are 37 from law firms, 20 from in-house legal teams, two federal prosecutors that focus on computer crime, and an academic. These women are handling and solving some of the most important problems in the tech world whether by creating workplace policies, data security, IP strategy, or mega-mergers.

There are also ten “Power Players” that particularly stood out for their innovation on the tech industry. Here are the lawyers nominated for Power Players:

  • Dorian Daley from Oracle Corp.
  • Sharon Flanagan from Sidley Austin
  • Kathryn Fritz from Fenwick & West
  • Anirma Gupta from Intuit Inc.
  • Marie Oh Huber from ebay Inc.
  • Noreen Krall from Apple Inc.
  • Victoria Maroulis from Quinn Emanuel
  • Catharina Min from Reed Smith
  • Bobbie Wilson from Perkins Coie
  • Mallun Yen from RPX Corp.
  • Sally Abel from Fenwick & West
  • Christa Anderson from Keker & Van Nest
  • Karen Ballack from Weil, Gotchal & Manges
  • Barbara Borden from Cooley
  • Cynthia Bright from Hewlett-Packard Co.
  • Laura Burson from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
  • Anne Cappella from Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Connie Chen from Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Daralyn Durie from Durie Tangri
  • Robin Feldman from UC-Hastings College of Law
  • Lisa Glasser from Irell & Manella
  • Robin Goldstein from Apple Inc.
  • Sarah Guichard from RPX Group
  • Lynne Hermle from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • Andrea Weiss Jeffries from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
  • Michelle Kane from U.S. Attorney’s Office, CHIP Unit
  • Heidi Keefe from Cooley
  • Kira Kimhi from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Alexa King from FireEye Inc.
  • Karen King from Silver Lake
  • Susan Knight from U.S. Attorney’s Office, CHIP Unit
  • Rachel Krevans from Morrison & Foerster
  • Catherine Lacavera from Google Inc.
  • Katharine Martin from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Mika Reiner Mayer from Morrison & Foerster
  • Stewart McDowell from Gibson, Dunn & Catcher
  • Sonal Mehta from Durie Tangri
  • Rachael Meny from Keker & Van Nest
  • Samila Merani from Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
  • Kimberly Miller from Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
  • Deborah Miller from Oracle Corp.
  • Allison Mull from Facebook Inc.
  • Louise Pentland from PayPal Inc.
  • Catherine Polizzi from Morrison & Foerster
  • Melinda Riechert from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • Rosemarie Ring from Munger, Tolles & Olson
  • Michelle Rhyu from Cooley
  • Karen Robinson from Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Jane Ross from Weil, Gotshal & Manges
  • Priya Sanger from Google Inc.
  • Stefani Shanberg from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Stephanie Skaff from Farella Braun + Martel
  • Kristin Sverchek from Lyft Inc.
  • Sara Terheggen from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Allison Leopold Tilley from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • Michelle Visser from Ropes & Gray
  • Emily Ward from PayPal Inc.
  • Sharon Zezima from GoPro Inc.


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