2016-17 At-Large Board Member Candidates – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

2016-17 At-Large Board Member Candidates – National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

NAPABA Accepting Endorsements 2016-17 NAPABA Board of Governors

NAPABA’s Nominating and Elections Committee (the “Committee”) is pleased to present for your consideration the following officer candidates for the 2016-17 bar year:

Candidate for President-Elect:
Pankit J. Doshi, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (San Francisco, CA)

Candidate for Vice-President for Finance and Development:
Steven Y. Reeves, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (Minneapolis, MN)

Candidate for Vice-President for Membership:
Tacie H. Yoon, Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)

Candidates for Vice-President for Programs and Operations:
Thy B. Bui, LTL Attorneys LLP (Los Angeles, CA)
Daniel Sakaguchi, Armstrong Teasdale (St. Louis, MO)

Candidate for Vice-President for Communications:
Sun E. Choi, DC Metro Law, LLC (Washington, DC)

Candidate for Treasurer:
Eugene Kim, Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden (San Bernardino, CA)

Candidate for Secretary:
Bonnie Lee Wolf, Nationwide Insurance (Columbus, OH)

The Committee has approved candidates who not only have demonstrated leadership capabilities, but more importantly, have also seriously considered their goals for NAPABA, the challenges and opportunities they see facing NAPABA in the coming year, and how they envision moving NAPABA forward. Each candidate has set forth his/her vision for NAPABA in a personal statement.

Endorsements

NAPABA believes that the active participation of members, affiliates, and national associates is essential to a vibrant and progressive organization and encourages the engagement of its members in the nomination and election process. To facilitate the involvement of members and related entities, NAPABA provides an endorsement process by which members can inform one another about candidate qualifications and support candidates through endorsements, advertisements, articles, and other means. Any eligible individual, affiliate, national associate, or other entity (except for the current members of the Committee and NAPABA staff) may endorse any candidate. Further, although no individual member of the Committee shall officially endorse any candidate, the Committee member may provide information regarding any candidate. Candidate materials, including candidate statements, may contain a list of endorsements.

Click here to view the candidate statements and biographies plus information on how to submit an endorsement! NAPABA will accept endorsements through Sept. 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT.

2016 Call for Nominations | Board of Governors Officer Positions

The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee is accepting nominations for election to the officer positions of the NAPABA’s Board of Governors for the 2016-17 term. Please submit your nominations for the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice-President for Finance and Development
  • Vice-President for Membership
  • Vice-President for Programs and Operations
  • Vice-President for Communications
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Click here for more information or to submit a nomination. The submission deadline is July 12, 2016, at 5 p.m. EDT.

NAPABA At-Large Board Members Appointed

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NAPABA congratulates two members appointed to serve as at-large board members of the NAPABA Board of Governors during the 2015-17 board years: Charles H. Jung, of Nassiri & Jung LLP, in San Francisco; and Joe Lee, of Microsoft, in Seattle.

Each year, two at-large members are selected to the Board of Governors in
recognition of the growth of Asian Pacific American attorneys in North
America and the desire to have diverse and inclusive representation on
the NAPABA Board of Governors.

Charles and Joe will be sworn into office at the 27th Anniversary Gala held on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 2015 NAPABA Convention in New Orleans.

NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2015-16 board year. They will be sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on Nov. 7, 2015, during the 27th Annual NAPABA Convention in New Orleans.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

President Elect: Cyndie M. Chang
Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
Vice President for Membership: Tacie H. Yoon
Vice President for Programs and Operations: Pankit J. Doshi
Vice President for Communications: Sun E. Choi
Treasurer: Steven Y. Reeves
Secretary: Brad Yamauchi

In addition to these newly-elected officers, Jin Y. Hwang will serve as President and George C. Chen will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.

Congratulations to the Newly-Elected Officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors

AABANY congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2014-2015 board year. They were sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on November 8, 2014, during the 26th Annual NAPABA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

  • President Elect: Jin Y. Hwang
  • Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
  • Vice President for Membership: Brad Yamauchi
  • Vice President for Programs and Operations: Lloyd Costales
  • Vice President for Communications: Cyndie M. Chang
  • Treasurer: Pankit J. Doshi
  • Secretary: Tacie H. Yoon

In addition to these newly-elected officers, George C. Chen will serve as President and William J. Simonitsch will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.

AABANY extends its best wishes to all of the candidates and the many members who participated in the elections.

NAPABA SEEKING AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES — SEPT. 15 Deadline

The NAPABA Board of Governors will appoint two At-Large Board Members to serve a two-year term that will begin in the 2014-2015 bar year. The NAPABA Nominating & Elections Committee invites all members in good standing to submit their names and statements as candidates for At-Large Board Member to elections@napaba.org on or before September 15, 2014. For additional information, click here to review the complete At-Large Board Members Guidelines.

NAPABA PRESS RELEASE: NAPABA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

1612 K Street NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC 20006


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2013

Contact: Azizah Ahmad
(202) 775-9555

NAPABA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

WASHINGTON — Over 1,200 Asian Pacific American (APA) judges, attorneys, law professors, and law students attended the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) 25th Annual Convention in Kansas City, MO, from November 7-10, 2013. The Annual Convention’s MOmentum theme highlighted and celebrated the monumental achievements of APA attorneys over the past 25 years at the highest levels of the legal profession while also encouraging attendees to collaborate for future progress and successes.

The four-day convention included an annual International Law Symposium, Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit, and over 50 panels and plenaries with some of the brightest minds in the legal profession. Special events included a lunch plenary with special guests Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), who talked about their experiences as APA women in Congress. The Convention’s sold-out annual basketball tournament tested the talents of attorneys and law students against the Benchwarmers—an all-star line-up of APA judicial luminaries, including Judge Denny Chin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court.

The Honorable Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gave the keynote address during the 25th Anniversary Gala and Installation Dinner on Saturday, November 9, 2013. During the Gala, Judge Alok Ahuja of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District swore in the following members of the 2013-2014 NAPABA Board of Governors:

Executive Committee

President: William J. Simonitsch, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

President-Elect: George C. Chen, Partner, Bryan Cave LLP

Vice President for Communications: Cyndie M. Chang, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Vice President for Finance & Development: Alexander M. Lee, Principal, Law Offices of Alexander M. Lee

Vice President for Membership: Brad Yamauchi, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP

Vice President for Programs and Operations: Jin Y. Hwang, Assistant General Counsel, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Secretary: Tacie Yoon, Associate, Crowell & Moring LLP

Treasurer: Pankit J. Doshi, Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Immediate Past President: Wendy C. Shiba, retired (former Executive VP, General Counsel & Secretary, KB Home)

Regional Governors

Central Region: David S. Kim, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Northeast Region: Judy H. Kim, Associate Counsel, New York Liquidation Bureau

Northeast Region: Sophia Lee, Chief Counsel – Litigation, Sunoco, Inc.

Northwest Region: Trung D. Tu, Partner, McEwen Gisvold LLP

Southeast Region: John Truong, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Columbia

Southwest Region: Eileen Sullivan, Principal, Sullivan Law Firm, PC

Northern California Region: Quyen Ta, Partner, Keker & Van Nest LLP

Eastern California/Nevada Region: Marlo Nisperos, Deputy District Attorney, Solano County District Attorney Office

Central California Region: Audra Mori, Partner, Perkins Coie

Southern California Region: Lloyd S. Costales, Partner, Page, Lobo, Costales & Preston, A.P.C.

At-Large Members

Curtis Hom, Principal, Innova Legal Group, PLLC

Steven Y. Reeves, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Janet Shih Hajek, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart LLP

Marla Tun Reschly, Of Counsel, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Please join us next year in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, from November 6-9, 2014, for the 26th Annual NAPABA Convention, Convergence.

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The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys and 67 national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal service and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

NAPABA 2013 Election Results

NAPABA congratulates the newly-elected officers of the NAPABA Board of Governors for the 2012-2013 board year. They will be sworn into office at the Installation Banquet held on November 9, 2013, during the 25th Annual NAPABA Convention in Kansas City, MO.

The following individuals were elected by the NAPABA membership:

  • President Elect: George C. Chen
  • Vice President for Finance and Development: Alexander M. Lee
  • Vice President for Membership: Brad Yamauchi
  • Vice President for Programs and Operations: Jin Y. Hwang
  • Vice President for Communications: Cyndie M. Chang
  • Treasurer: Pankit J. Doshi
  • Secretary: Tacie H. Yoon

In addition to these newly-elected officers, William J. Simonitsch will serve as President and Wendy C. Shiba will serve as Immediate Past President. Joining the officers on the NAPABA Board of Governors will be ten regional governors and four at-large board members.

NAPABA extends its best wishes to all of the candidates and the many members who participated in the elections.

NAPABA SEEKS AT-LARGE BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES — DEADLINE AUGUST 30

This year, the NAPABA Board of Governors will appoint two At-Large Board Members to serve a two-year term that will begin in the 2013-2014 bar year.

The NAPABA Nominating and Elections Committee invites all members in good standing to submit their names and statements as candidates for At-Large Board Member to Pia Rivera at privera@napaba.org on or before August 30, 2013.

For additional information, click here to review the complete At-Large Members Guidelines.