State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section Annual Conference

Formed in 1995, the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas was created to be a state-wide umbrella organization to advocate and promote the common professional interests of lawyers of and those interested in Asian Pacific American heritage, community, and culture.

The APIS will be holding their 23rd Annual Conference at the Hilton Downtown in Austin on April 26-27. The theme of this year's conference is "Our Time is Now". Texas Regional Office Director Hope Shimabuku will moderate a panel entitled "Powering Changing: APA Women in Innovation and Creativity" from 2:20-3:10 PM on Friday, April 27.

Panel: Powering Change: APA Women in Innovation and Creativity (IP Panel)


  • Gina Shishima, US Head of Intellectual Property, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Toni Nguyen, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Upland Software
  • Purvi Patel Albers, Partner, Haynes and Boone LLP

Moderator: Hope Shimabuku, Regional Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Texas Regional Office

For more information about APIS and the 23rd Annual Conference, please follow here.

Complete Schedule

For inquiries about TXRO's participation in the event:
please email sends e-mail), visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or call us at 469-295-9000.