Lindsey S. Mignano, Luigi Congedo of Bootstrap Labs VC, Alexa Binns of Halogen Ventures, and Matt Estes of Brex presented a Virtual Panel on "State of Funding: Perspectives on How to Approach Fundraising in 2020" regarding various fundraising topics including what early stage VCs are looking for in 2020 and the realities of fundraising during a pandemic; financing trends and how legal terms in financing, acquisition, or basic contractual documents may change in a post-Covid environment; the alternative options to VC funding; and when entrepreneurs should consider working capital, debt financing, and creative approaches to IPOs.
Lindsey S. Mignano, Maria Belyi of Pier 5 Law Offices, and Amber Bissell of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP presented on the topics of gender bias and discrimination in the practice of law, founding female-owned law firms, and business development as a female lawyer in 2020 for Attorney Action Club and San Francisco Lawyers Network.
Lindsey S. Mignano moderated a Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Racial Justice Initiative panel called "Exploring Intersectionality & The Legal Industry in 2020,." The panelists were Ernest Hammond, Senior Product Counsel at Twilio, Jay Hoon Lee of the Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Prerna Lal of Lal Legal, and Kelly Matayoshi of Farella Braun + Martel.
Lindsey S. Mignano (UC Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2010), Drew Amoroso of DueCourse (UC Davis School of Law, Class of 2010), and Nadim Hegazi of Collins Collins Muir + Stewart (UC Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2009) hosted a virtual presentation for new lawyers facing the legal recession in 2020, on behalf of the Bar Association of San Francisco. They talked about their experiences facing the legal recession in 2008 and the years thereafter in a panel called "Advancing Your Legal Career During a Recession: Lessons learned by those entering the legal field during the Great Recession."
Lindsey S. Mignano spoke at and moderated a virtual panel for Bar Association of San Francisco entitled "Advising Startups & Small Businesses During Covid-19: Status of Financial Relief & Financing in the US, Mexico, and UK" with Juan Luis Hernandez Conde of Novus Concilium in Mexico and Mark Rundall of Bird & Bird in the UK.
Lindsey S. Mignano hosted a virtual Question-and-Answer Session regarding corporate, employment, and intellectual property topics for the select cohort of SwissNex Virtual Bootcamp seeking to form, flip, and/or expand their EU-based businesses in the U.S.