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Women Leaders in Tech Law


Colleen V. Chien and Laura Norris J.D. ’97 named 2017 Women Leaders in Tech Law.


Two prominent Santa Clara University School of Law professors, Colleen V. Chien and Laura Norris J.D. ’97, have been named to the 2017 Women Leader in Tech Law list by The Recorder, one of California’s leading legal, tech, and business publications. Also named to the list are Santa Clara Law graduates Heidi Keefe J.D. ’95, Partner, Cooley; Karyn Smith J.D. ’91, General Counsel, Twilio; Lorna Tanner J.D. ’02, Partner, Sheppard Mullin; and Karen Webb J.D. ’04, Partner, Fenwick & West.

This marks the seventh year for the annual program, which recognizes recent outstanding work by California-based lawyers whose practices focus on technology companies and issues. Editors selected 65 winners, all legal professionals who handled deals that are reshaping the industry, cases that are setting new precedent, and navigated a murky regulatory environment.

Honorees will be featured on The Recorder website this fall and toasted at a reception in San Francisco on October 5, 2017.

The full list is available at The Recorder (registration required).