Welcome to the FY 2018 AABANY Board of Directors

AABANY’s 2018 Fiscal Year began on April 1. We are pleased to welcome this year’s Board Officers and Directors.


James Cho, President
Brian Song, President-Elect
Dwight S. Yoo, Immediate Past President
Jeff Ikejiri, Vice President of Programs and Operations
Charles Chen, Vice President of Programs and Operations
Edward Kim, Treasurer
Margaret Ling, Development Director
Francis Chin, Technology Director
David Sohn, Membership Director
Dai Wai Chin Feman, Secretary


Jung Choi
Marianne Chow
Diane Gujarati
Suzanne Kim**
Chris Kwok**
Naf Kwun
Bobby Liu*
Sonia Low*
Sapna Palla
Terrence Shen*
Manisha M. Sheth*
Irene Tan*
Larry Wee*
Andy Yoo**

Executive Director

Yang Chen

Officers serve one-year terms and Directors serve staggered two-year terms, except as noted below. Single asterisk next to a Director’s name indicates that he or she is in their second year. Double asterisks next to a Director’s name indicates that he or she is serving only a one-year term.

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating the new and returning Board Officers and Directors as they embark on another year of leading AABANY as an active and vibrant bar association promoting the interests of APA lawyers and the community they serve. 

This year’s theme, announced at the 2018 Annual Dinner, is “Serving Our Community, Advancing Our Profession.” We hope all our members and anyone interested in promoting our mission will help our new Board in fulfilling that theme.

Congratulations to the Newly Elected FALA New York Board Members!

The Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York is proud to announce the results of their election of Officers and Board Members for 2016-2017!  

  • President: Connie Montoya, Former AABANY Litigation Committee Co-Chair
  • President-Elect: Vincent Roldan, AABANY Commercial Bankruptcy & Restructuring Committee Co-Founder and Co-Chair
  • Recording Secretary: Maria Celis
  • Membership Secretary: Elaine Calderon, AABANY Member
  • Treasurer: Rodrigo Tordecilla
  • Board Member: Anna Mercado Clark, AABANY Member
  • Board Member: Noel Vales, AABANY Member

We look forward to the great things to come from FALA New York’s new leadership! Please join us in congratulating them.