McManis Faulkner’s Elizabeth Pipkin Named President of Law Foundation of Silicon Valley

McManis Faulkner, a leading Northern California trial firm, congratulates Managing Partner Elizabeth Pipkin on the start of her term as president of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Established more than 40 years ago, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley advances the rights of underrepresented individuals and families in the Silicon Valley community through legal services, strategic advocacy and educational outreach. Through the work of more than 90 attorneys, social workers and staff, the organization strives to achieve social justice in the region and beyond through vigorous advocacy.

“This is a critical time for Silicon Valley. At the Law Foundation, we understand the importance of social justice and equality,” said Pipkin. “I am excited to lead the Law Foundation during this time and to work to make a difference for underrepresented people.”

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Law Foundation has remained active in its ongoing service to the community. For example, the Foundation successfully advocated for eviction moratoriums in San Jose, Palo Alto and Santa Clara and will offer free legal services for those affected when the moratoriums are lifted. Additionally, the Foundation has continued to represent foster youth in juvenile dependency hearings continuously during the pandemic. The Foundation also is fighting to protect incarcerated individuals in Santa Clara County from unnecessary exposure to COVID-19.  The Foundation also continues to advocate to protect those affected by mental illness and racial inequity.

Recognized as one of California’s top trial lawyers, Pipkin focuses her practice on technology, trade secrets, business disputes, and civil rights. She also manages day-to-day operations of the firm. She serves on the board of the Northern District Practice Program and recently co-chaired the Northern District of California Lawyer Representatives Committee. Pipkin received her J.D. from Harvard Law School (2001) and her B.A. from Brigham Young University (1998).  (subscription required)