November 9, 2017
East Palo Alto, CA
On November 9, 2017, Weil’s Silicon Valley office hosted a panel discussion entitled Innovation & Inclusion: Tackling Diversity in Silicon Valley. The discussion centered around what companies are doing to close the diversity gap in Silicon Valley
The panel was moderated by David Singh, a partner in Weil’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice and member of Weil’s firmwide Diversity Committee, and included panelists from Adobe, Intel, HP, eBay and Paradigm.
Our speakers discussed a wide range of topics surrounding diversity in Silicon Valley, including pipeline expansion, hiring practices and unconscious bias, diversity requirements for outside counsel, and how their companies address highly politicized current events.
Our Panelists Include:
Marcelino Ford-Livene is the General Manager of Global Programs and Alliances in the Worldwide Corporate Affairs Group at Intel Corporation. In this capacity, he leads a global organization tasked with executing strategic programs, initiatives and alliances with industry, government and nongovernment entities that advance the strategic direction of Intel’s government affairs and corporate responsibility agenda.
Prior to this role, Ford-Livene was the General Manager of New Channels and Advanced Advertising for Intel Media, where he led the organization charged with programming, licensing and distributing new format television channels and advertising-supported video-on-demand programming for Intel’s OnCue service. He has co-authored patents on TV viewership analytics and advanced advertising behavioral targeting. Prior to Intel, Ford-Livene held senior positions at TV Guide, iBlast and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC.
Ford-Livene was the Division Chairman of the Interactive Media Division for the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries from 2006 to 2013. He also served for eight years on the board of the TV Academy, the organization that awards the prestigious Primetime Emmy for creative excellence in the television industry. He is currently an advisory board member of the Digital Diversity Network. Ford-Livene earned a B.A. in economics from UC San Diego, a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Illinois and has completed an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
Katie Juran was recently named senior director of Diversity & Inclusion at Adobe, leading the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts globally. She spearheads Adobe's overarching D&I strategy across three strategic pillars of pipeline, candidates and employees, along with shaping Adobe's employee experience message internally and externally. In her previous 14 years at Adobe, she led a number of communications functions including corporate public relations, executive communications, employee communications, thought leadership research, brand publishing and the social media center of excellence. A California native, Juran began her career with the U.S. Department of State before moving into a corporate communications career, with tenures at PR agency Cunningham Communication, computing giant Hewlett-Packard and wireless startup ArrayComm prior to Adobe. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University.
Mosby is Chair of HP’s Global Legal Affairs’ Diversity and Inclusion Program. He is also a board member for Street Law Inc. and the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. He is a 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow.
Prior to joining HP, Mosby was in private practice focusing on venture finance and merger and acquisition transactions.
Mosby earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School and his A.B. at Stanford University. He’s admitted in California, Illinois and Michigan.
Before eBay, David practiced at a multinational firm where he successfully represented clients in Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor audits of various qualified and nonqualified plans. He also worked as an FP&A analyst at ConocoPhillips. David holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He is a native of Houston, Texas and now resides in San Jose, CA.