Christa Anderson of Keker, Van Nest & Peters served as second chair for Google Inc. at trial in its fair-use win over Oracle Corp. on copyright claims related to the Android mobile platform.

If I could change one thing about working in tech, it would be …

The inundation of nonstop emails.

The No. 1 issue that keeps me and my clients up at night is …

The inundation of nonstop emails.

What piece of advice do you have for young lawyers in tech?

Preserve time in your life for the things you love to do. This career can take all of your time if you let it, but most people won’t last long in the career if it does.

Who’s the best leader you’ve seen in action and why?

Our former President Barack Obama, who tried to bring people in our country together through greater understanding of and respect for our diversity.

After the events that have rocked Silicon Valley this year, are you more or less hopeful about the prospects for women in the tech industry?

I’m more hopeful, as it takes awareness of the state of things to mobilize people to make positive changes.

Do lawyers bear any special responsibility in addressing gender stereotyping and discrimination in tech?

Anyone with a measure of influence or power, including lawyers, bears special responsibility to address these issues.

If I weren’t working in tech, I’d be …

Running an animal rescue in the mountains somewhere.

—Ross Todd